THE STORY BEHIND THE PRODUCT
Artisan Organization: Della
Imagine training for two years as a full-time, unpaid apprentice only to find that your training does not amount to a living wage or consistent work. This is the plight of many a seamstress in Ghana, including Dzifa, whose fortunes changed at the age of 24 when she answered an ad for a position with Della.
Based in Hohoe, Ghana, Della is a socially responsible fashion line whose employees receive a steady, fair income and various educational opportunities.
Dzifa has quickly earned the reputation of one of Della’s most talented seamstresses, not to mention a force to contend with on the company volleyball team. In recognition of her skill and dedication, Della has proposed sponsorship of Dzifa’s continued education in the art of batik, gearing her toward a management position within the company.