*This post highlights an item from Mayamiko that was gifted to me for a product review
I’m very excited about today’s post. I’ve written several posts in the past that focus on charitable fashion. So it should come as no surprise when I say that I love fashion that gives back. It’s amazing to see how many people out there are trying to make a difference in the lives of others. One of the best ways to help someone is to offer them a chance to be self-sufficient. That’s why I was happy to learn about a company called Mayamiko. The concept behind this company is simple but genius. Mayamiko works throughout Africa to support local communities’ creative talents by sponsoring training for them. Through training, members of the community learn how to sew, knit and tailor. Imagine how different the world would be if everyone had that opportunity. Mayamiko also gives customers and organizations a chance to get involved in the great work they’re doing. By visiting the “Help Us” section of their website, you can sponsor a trainee or sewing machine, make a donation or even volunteer!
I’ve always had an appreciation for complex prints. African prints are some of my favorite. They’re bright, vibrant and look great whether dressed up or dressed down. Today, I’m wearing the Baroque Rust A-Line Skirt. What I love the most about this skirt, besides the print of course, is the fit. As a woman with fuller hips, an A-line cut is perfect for me. It’s so cool to wear a skirt that I know was handmade. It’s equally awesome knowing that the woman who made this skirt is benefiting from her new skills thanks to Mayamiko!
Here’s my look:
*Photos taken by Richard Glass
There you have it! The print of the skirt speaks for itself so all I did was add a few copper accessories. I really like this look! I’ll be doing another post featuring Mayamiko on Friday so please stay tuned!
Have you ever heard of Mayamiko? How do you feel about fashion that gives back?
*All opinions in this post are 100% my own
Until next time…