A meeting between two women entrepreneurs from different parts of the globe inspires a vision to build a new way.
Conceived by designer Maya Mutalik and Ghanaian seamstress Vida Sowah while exploring the fabric markets and tailor shops of Anloga, Ghana, the brand took shape in 2018. Vida’s vision to support young women in her community by connecting them with critical resources inspired the creation of a fashion brand deeply committed to a social cause.
In 2019, we were able to make our first micro-financing loan to the woman who was instrumental in the formation of Hope Sews. Vida purchased an electric sewing machine and has thus been able to meet higher customer demand and employ more young women seeking financial freedom. With every purchase, we are able to support more and more women to live independent livelihoods.
Maya Mutalik is a South Asian designer & social entrepreneur. Driven by her appreciation of timeless fashion, cultural traditions, and women’s empowerment, she founded Hope Sews to celebrate artisanal craftsmanship by using traditional textiles in contemporary forms. Her multicultural lens informs her process and ongoing collaboration with women artisans in different corners of the world.
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