WHO ARE WE?
n'klôwô is a cooperative business that commercializes bedding and household linen sewed in Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso under dignified working conditions. We want to change the relationship between North and South and this is our way of contributing.
WHAT DO WE WANT TO DO?
We want to sew the winter collection!
This spring we’re going to present the first collection of nklôwô as a cooperative after 5 years pushing the project up in order to consolidate it. We’ve always worked without funding because the people that trusted in n’klôwô gave us the money of the bedding in advance till one day the product arrived after being sewed by the Ivory Coast workshop.
However, now the project is growing up as much as our hopes do and we believe that is time to make a step forward. That’s why we’ve formalised our business and we have prepared already the spring collection but we need a little thrust to sew the winter collection in Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso’s workshops.
We work with bazin riche cotton, that is a type of high quality cotton sewed with jacquard. It is a kind of fabric unknown in Western world, but it is very common in West Africa in ceremony clothings. Moreover, one of the most interesting qualities of this cotton is that the more that you wash it the more smooth it becomes, making the touch similar to the silk.
Each product that is sewed in n’klôwô’s workshops is unique because we buy the fabric with the jacquard offered in the local market. Thus, the products always have a different and special background that makes them unrepeatable.
From n’klôwô we believe that the project is more meaningful and stronger if the people gets involved in it. That’s why we want the next collection is made with small pieces of each of you.
HOW WE’RE GOING TO DISTRIBUTE YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS?
Thanks your contribution it will be possible to sew:
25 sets of bedding
110 throw pillows of different sizes
And also it will be a shot of energy to carry on with the project!
The winter collection will be sewed from June and it will be sold during autumn.
The 8th of May we are preparing a presentation event where we will deliver the rewards for those people that come (as soon as we have the time and place we will let you know). Make a note in your agendas! See you there!
If you can’t come to the event let us know and during May we will contact you to see how we can deliver your rewards.