In Côte d’Ivoire, EFI works with communities in rural areas to promote economic development, where money earned from this weaving of their traditional Pagne Baulé brings economic stability to regions where there are high levels of migration.
Alongside EFI’s social enterprise partners CABES in Burkina Faso, capacity is being constructed in these communities in the effort to enable them to start producing goods for the international market.
Work in Côte d’Ivoire has expanded to include development of creative talent through the Designer Accelerator and Opportunities Are Here, an innovative virtual TV/radio show.
EFI’s projects in Côte d’Ivoire are proudly supported by the European Union’s Identity Building and Business Sharing Initiative.
1 Community Group
Bomizambo Weaving Cooperative
3 Fashion Labels Supported
Laurenceairline, Kente Gentlemen and Ohiri are part of the EFI Designer Accelerator
3 Creative Businesses Incubated
with our partners Incub’Ivoire, following the Opportunities are Here Project X competition
Supported by the European Union
Identity Building and Business Sharing Initiative
Meet the Weavers of Bomizambo
EFI is working in Côte d’Ivoire, where there is a strong tradition of weaving and communities create beautiful ‘Pagne Baulé’ fabric beneath the trees.