ABOUT US

Mama Afrika offers beautiful wax print family accessories which can be cherished the whole year round. The collection is designed in Switzerland and hand-crafted in small series by local Malian women, near Bamako.

The wax prints, a noble and traditional material of the region, are sourced on the local markets in Bamako and transformed into Mama Afrika’s truly unique pieces.

ABOUT THEM

The brand works closely with the Mali-Suisse association, a Sewing training center for women which was founded in 2005. To financially support “the Dembagnouman – Centre de Formation de Couture”, the professional seamstresses produce our colorful accessories and clothes in their atelier. Every product from Mama Afrika is sewed by a professional who also works as a teacher at the Training Center. They pass on their know-how to other women, forming the next generation of semstresses.

The association has already trained 250 women to a professional level in Mali, constructed a health center and helped with the Infrastructure of the city. The women within the organization are given opportunities to learn a profession and get empowered in their society and families.

Mama Afrika’s goal is to help to maintain the structure of the training center and to support a sustainable growth of the association apart from bringing the customers joy with their outstanding products.