Osei-Duro- W. African textiles + Western design

By Kate | Women
Posted Aug 20, 2010

Osei-Duro is a sustainable clothing company run by a Canadian and U.S. fashion duo that is based in Ghana. Maryanne Mathias and Molly Keogh developed Osei-Duro to create socially responsible and sustainable clothing that encourages international/intercultural cooperation. The designers originally chose to start their company in Ghana because it offered a unique selection of cultural fabrics and silhouettes not available from Western suppliers. The country also happens to be one of the world’s largest cotton producers and has English as its official language. Osei-Duro works directly with a West African co-op that provides a sustainable livelihood and skill building to Ghanaian women. This 3-button Cropped Baseball Jacket with raglan sleeves and contrasting lining are made from Ghanaian wax print cotton. This fabric is shiny with starch. Collar, cuffs, and wasitband are set in, made from fine stiff linen. $158 USD. Shown with the Highwaist Skirt to make a suit with this narrow linen skirt with side zipper. Printed cotton insets and lining. Sits very high on the waist. $120 USD. Ships everywhere.

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