COWORKING: IBABA, RWANDA
MWORKS approached the Ibaba embroidery workshop in Rwanda to create pieces based on the design of an aquatic dinosaur, the symbol of an imaginary swimming club, at the occasion of the SS22 collection development.
This embroidery workshop, located in the village of Rutongo, is a project run by women. It supports local economic development through the activity of the embroiderers. The workshop is built around a model of solidarity enterprise, which allows the development of women's empowerment in African society and the protection of the workshop's historical know-how.
An embroidery inspired by an art deco swimming pool covers the entire back of one of the summer jackets is the "event" piece from the project between MWORKS and the Ibaba workshop.