MAYAMIKO FASHION LAB
At the beginning of our journey we decided to establish a fashion workshop in Lilongwe, Malawi. We saw this project as a way to teach people transferable skills and open a door for fashion designers and brands looking to take an ethical and sustainable approach to their businesses.
BRINGING THE LIGHT
Mayamiko Trust has partnered with Sunny Money Malawi and Solar Aid to help bring light to Chinsapo, a village on the outskirts of Lilongwe. The Chinsapo area is currently facing an energy crisis due to a ban of charcoal production and the cutting down of trees in Dzalanyama forest. The Dzalanyama forest is a source of livelihoods and home to 10,000 ...
MAYAMIKO THE LABEL
In 2012 we decided to launch Mayamiko The Label. A contemporary woman’s wear brand inspired by african prints, with ethical trading and sustainability at it’s core. Many graduates from our fashion lab now work with Mayamiko the label and benefit from our workshop policies.
BEE KEEPING IN BAMABA
In 2016 Mayamiko Trust funded the training for 90 members of the Natural Resources committee (NRC) from the village of Bamba to become bee-keepers. The aim of the project was to give these people an opportunity to generate a sustainable and reliable income from the sale of pure forest honey. Upon completion of training each trainee received a...
MAYAMIKO XTHE UNMENTIONABLES
No one should have to suffer and be disadvantaged by their body’s natural cycle and we believe that it’s vital to empower young women and give them the confidence they need to succeed in life. This is why we have partnered with The Unmentionables, an ...
All trainees graduating from the Fashion Lab have the opportunity to take out a grant to fund the purchase of a sewing machine and a business starter kit to help them start their own business. Some graduates decide to start working independently, while others join forces to set up local cooperatives. Mayamiko asks that each applicant saves 25% of the required...