Songa is a socially conscious lifestyle brand that celebrates the empowerment of women around the world. It is typical for many women in developing countries to depend solely on their husbands for financial needs, but Songa is changing this dynamic.
By working for this company talented women in under-resourced countries have the opportunity to achieve economic independence by using skills acquired through everyday life to make a living.
Trained by generations of local cultural tradition, the skilled artisans of Songa in Rwanda in East Africa craft stylish, high quality accessories inspired by nature. Each handmade piece, made of natural materials such as banana leaf fiber, sisal plant, pewter, re-purposed cow horn, paper beads and more, is as unique as the artisan who created it.
The prices of all our-one-of a kind, handcrafted designs supports fair wages for talented artisans and allows us to continue to run as a socially conscious lifestyle brand. We also pay for design fees for exclusive rights to their work.
Defined as “the path forward” in Swahili, Songa is synonymous with the journey towards economic empowerment for women in developing countries.