Usawa means “Harmonious” in Swahili.
This paper dress collaboration is with Los Angeles Designer, Illustrator, and Muralist – Sandy (Wu) Nguyen. Painted to perfection, this dress details Kitenge shapes and patterns artfully mixed with bold colors (Kitenge is an East African fabric).
Hope. Creativity. Empowerment. Financial freedom. This is what the paper dress represents.
Each small but mighty paper dress is a training tool made out of Kenyan corn maize flour bags. The paper dress remains unique because, although modeled after a school uniform, each dress is one-of-a-kind and handcrafted by her.
Within the folds of every single dress holds the story of a village girl who wants to create change in her future, and contributes to her community.
Frame this paper dress; a training tool transformed into a piece of art by humble, steady hands.
Approximate Sizing: 15″ x 12.5″ inches.