The sewing process is another ancient craft that has been used by Global Mamas in a fresh, modern way. Most Global Mamas continue to use hand-powered sewing machines. This not only preserves more traditional sewing, but is useful for working through the frequent power outages which are characteristic of West Africa. Many Mamas have learned this craft through structured classes, apprenticeships, or passed through families from previous generations.
When you purchase sewn goods from Global Mamas you are both preserving ancient culture and encouraging modern art expressions through our interweaving of traditional African design with modern fashion.