by A A K S
Why is it sustainable?
Ihaya is a lampshade made of hand-woven straw, leather and hand-dyed cotton yarns.
A A K S’ lamp collection comes out of “Weaving for change”, an initiative aimed at creating work opportunities for women artisans from the Tuareg community living as refugees in Burkina Faso. This initiative is run in collaboration with UNHCR (the UN Refugee Agency) and includes training to empower these artisans to build resilient and self-sustaining communities. At the same time this is a way to preserve their traditional weaving skills.