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Luxury african handbags that empower women

Updated : November 2020

Stakeholders

  • NGOs
  • Textile industry sustainability professionals

Enabling underprivileged women education through fashion accessories business

In partnership with women-owned businesses and local artisans in Africa, they make handbags and accessories that are the ultimate symbols of empowerment; every product sold pays tuition for girls in under-served African communities. They are associated with two organizations - Camfed and Bridge. The bags are weaved using Aso-oke which is a traditional African textile hand loomed by Yoruba women in Nigeria. It is traditionally worn on special occasions and now is part of the the handbags and accessories of Olori.

 


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Supporting underprivileged children through social enterprises

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Company/Organization

Olori

Geography

| United States

Year Established

2017

Profile/Background

Olori works with Camfed and Bridge. Camfed is a pan-African movement revolutionizing how girls’ education is delivered. Through a gold-standard system of accountability to the young people and communities they serve, they have created a model that radically improves girls’ prospects of becoming independent, influential women. Bridge International Academies partners with governments, communities, teachers and parents to deliver evidence based quality education for primary and pre-primary school children, currently serving more than 100,000 children across Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Liberia and India.

Highlights and sustainability benefits

Olori through its partnerships with Bridge and Camfed ensure cost, conflict, child marriage, child labour and lower social status do not come in the way of a girl education in the regions of Nigeria. Every penny spent ensures that the girl child receiver quality education and moves into a better future for herself.

About the Work

Olori means "Queen"? in the Yoruba language, which symbolizes every girl’s inherent worth and power. They make handbags that make women feel strong, confident, and secure. They work with artisans and women-owned businesses to help preserve unique craftsmanship and regain influence in a woman-driven industry. Every sale provides a month's worth of primary school tuition fees for an underprivileged girl in Africa.

Recognition

I olori shirt funds a week's worth of tuition for an under-resourced girl.

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