We are passionately committed to employing and empowering extraordinary artisans in Morocco and beyond into our mindful global vision. We currently proudly collaborate with more than 150 expert artisans in five different regions of Morocco; many of which are difficult to access due to their rural settings. Countless numbers of these female artisans work faithfully from home as part of Morocco's successful 'cottage industry'. This phenomenon allows mothers and wives to work on new collections on their own time; often in between household duties and raising children. Many other female artisans are part of Morocco's unique network of craft cooperatives. While we primarily employ women, we also collaborate with amazing male 'mallums'.
We pay a fair wage for our work, often determined by the artisans themselves and oftentimes 50-100% higher then the market price. We also put up to 10% of our profits back into development projects related to women's empowerment and improving the rural economy in Morocco.
We welcome collaborations with non-profits and NGOs who have similarly aligned goals. Organizations we are proud to currently support:
The Eve Branson Foundation, http://evebransonfoundation.org.uk/
The Berbers of the Atlas Mountains of Morocco have a deep-rooted sense of community and traditions endure through their rich history. The Eve Branson Foundation’s ethos is to work hand in hand with these unique communities to help them thrive, preserving Berber traditions and culture and developing opportunities for educational enrichment and enterprise. There is a strong focus on empowerment and skills-building.
Since its beginnings, the Foundation has been dedicated to enhancing living standards in some of the most impoverished rural communities in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Very often, villages lack even the most basic amenities, illiteracy can be as high as 98% and girls leave school at 13. The mission of the Eve Branson Foundation is to improve the lives of young people living in the region through access to business, education and health care initiatives.
Read our blog post about the founder, Eve Branson and Mushmina's wonderful collaboration with the talented artisans of EBF. In addition to creating employment for women in the foundation, Mushmina gives an additional 10% back to the foundation's development work.
Career Wardrobe, http://careerwardrobe.org/
Mushmina is thrilled to announce our collaboration with Career Wardrobe, a Philadelphia-based, non-profit organization whose heartfelt mission is to validate and encourage women in finding engaging employment by providing professional clothes and accessories. The non-profit also aids in providing essential training development opportunities for women in need. These vital steps have been crucial in helping hundreds of women find their way into the professional world with a much-needed boost of confidence and skills at the start. The Mushmina sisters gravitate towards supporting organizations that invest in women’s empowerment and independence, both in the United States and abroad. We are extremely proud to be a part of Career Wardrobe’s unique mission.
(bGw) is a Philadelphia based organization that empowers teenage girls through global education and travel. bGw challenges girls to think beyond their neighborhood, dream bigger than their city limits, and create possibilities outside their country borders.
Is your organization interested in collaboration? Email us, firstname.lastname@example.org