Creating art for your home and body; illuminating your soul.
Remember the woman you admired from afar because she was living her life on her own terms? The one who ignored her inhibitions and answered only to herself?
If only you could bottle this inspiration and use it for yourself.
Well, we’ve bottled it within each of our designs.
Our handcrafted designs represent the beauty of resilient women united through the common bond of embracing our vulnerabilities while celebrating our strengths.
When you illuminate your home or yourself with Songa art, you become part of a global community of fearless, connected women. A place where your feet are firmly melded with the earth, the stars are at their brightest, your smile is at its widest and you feel truly alive. Your home will be energized with shades of vibrant colors and your fashion will show your bold, classy side.
From the artisans in Rwanda who are creating better lives for themselves to the woman sitting at her desk in the corner office of a bustling downtown high-rise quietly deciding if she should just buy that one-way ticket to Europe, the strength of our sisterhood helps us all feel as if we are part of something greater that is uplifting, gracious and real.
Because we are all the same, you see. We all have unfulfilled adventures, fantasies we want to make reality and a desire for unconditional love and acceptance.
No matter who we are.
Songa means the path forward in Swahili
You have a story to share through our spirited designs that not only reminds you of how beautiful life can be, but also puts you on your own path towards who you truly are: a confident woman ready to unleash her unique gifts to share with the world.
Songa Designs International 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 Designs 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. Songa Designs provides jobs for these women who negotiate their own salaries and earn fair wages.
Trained by generations of local cultural tradition, the skilled artisans of Songa Designs 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.
Defined as “the path forward” in Swahili, Songa Designs is synonymous with the journey towards economic empowerment for women in developing countries.