Bright and Beautiful

Whether you’re covering up a bad hair day or putting the finishing touch on a perfect outfit, we love Indego Africa‘s new range of Turband hair accessories, created in partnership with Cult Gaia and handmade in Rwanda from vibrant dutchwax cloth. One of North America’s most successful social enterprises, Indego works with more than 600 artisans from communities and cooperatives across Rwanda, helping foster economic independence for women and their families. Inspired by traditional basket weaving, fabric dyeing and hand-embroidery, along with innovative crafts like silversmithing with recycled tin, the label offers shoppers a beautiful selection of fairly traded garments, jewellery and home products. But there’s another reason to keep your eye on Indego – in an industry first, they are about to launch their very own Leadership Academy for female entrepreneurs this month, an extension of their work in Rwanda where 100% of profits go towards artisan training via an outreach program that employs some of the country’s top university graduates from socially vulnerable backgrounds. If you want to throw your support behind Indego’s good work, you can shop their full product range online or check out a selection of items available through their Australian stockist, Mister Zimi in Armadale, Victoria.