Changemakers in Action: Keynote Speaker: Abrima Erwiah

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Changemakers in Action: Keynote Speaker: Abrima Erwiah


Keynote speaker Abrima Eriwah, Co-Founder and President of Studio One Eighty Nine gives a tour of her company.
Abrima Erwiah (based between Accra and New York), with actress and activist Rosario Dawson, is the co-founder of Studio One Eighty Nine, an artisan produced fashion lifestyle brand and social enterprise that has recently won the prestigious Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Emerging Designer Award, the CFDA Lexus Fashion Initiative for Sustainability Award and is in the 2020 Class of CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund A Common Thread. The brand is made in Africa and produces African and African-inspired content and clothing. The brand currently operates a store Accra (Ghana), an ecommerce site, a manufacturing facility in Accra, and supports various community led projects in Africa and in the USA. Studio 189 works with artisanal communities that specialize in various traditional craftsmanship techniques including natural plant based dye indigo, hand-batik, kente weaving and more. Studio 189 focuses on empowerment, creating jobs and supporting education and skills training



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