It’s been a long while since I’ve done a giveaway, so you know it would have to be a special company that brings me out of my lull. And Dsenyo is nothing if not special.
This company, founded by Marissa Perry Saints, was started with a singular purpose: To provide economic and social opportunity for women in Malawi, Africa. After living and working there, artist Marissa Perry Saints founded Dsenyo to give struggling women and artisans a chance to earn a living. They handcraft gorgeous handbags, aprons and other accessories that feature beautiful African textiles, and every item is Fair Trade — meaning that the artisans are not just paid, but paid fairly.