My journey began in the small village of Anloga, Ghana 17,’ where I was fortunate enough to meet a seamstress named Vida. I was deeply inspired by her ambition, work ethic, and the beautiful fabrics of Ghana. I've always loved fashion and clothing experimentation, so I asked her to use the Ghanaian fabrics I bought at the market to create a design that merged both western and Ghanaian styles…
The end result was stunning. I still remember the endless compliments I received; the look was unique, bold, exciting. I later discovered that Vida was unable to meet demands and expand her business because she did not own a single electric sewing machine. Her reality echoed the reality of many seamstresses in Ghana. Her situation sparked the idea of a social enterprise that would sell Ghanaian style clothing and use a percentage of the profits to provide micro-finance loans to seamstresses facing financial hardship. Vida's story inspired the perfect name for it—Hope Sews.
Today, Hope Sews has donated its first electric sewing machine and is on its way to donating many more. We hope you enjoy our clothing & we hope you will join us on our mission to helping women all over Ghana succeed.
Founder and CEO