Imani Collective Natural I Love Who You Are Banner
Imani Collective Natural 'I Love Who You Are' Banner
"I Love Who You Are" Sewn and screen printed by hand on natural cotton blend fabric by Kenyan artisans.
Cotton blend fabric
Poplar dowel rod and cotton thread
6 x 8.5 inches
Total hanging dimensions: 11 inches
Spot clean only
Do not put in washing machine or dryer to get rid of wrinkles/creases
If your banner is creased or wrinkled, place your banner print side down on ironing board and iron on a low/medium heat. Do not iron on front side directly on screenprint. Do not use high heat. Do not keep iron in one place for too long. You can also steam the banner, but steam from the back side of the banner
Imani Collective started in a small village outside of Mombasa, Kenya. Our founder, Jenny Nuccio, traveled there looking to help fund education projects for kids. As she got to know the families she realised that the children who were struggling the most came from single income homes where their mother’s did not have many job opportunities and often sold fruit for mere pennies a day. Jenny fell in love with the people and decided to move to Kenya full time to learn from and invest in the community. Through broken English and Swahili, she and the sixteen women awkwardly laughed their way into deep friendship and mutual partnership. They taught her how to cook over an open fire, how to wash her clothes, and of course, how to carry her water like a local. In return, Jenny taught them how to sew. Through creating this collective, she realised they were not just better together, they are their best together
Imani Collective now employs over eighty Kenyan women and men in Mtepeni Village and Mombasa, along with half a dozen women stateside. Together, they unleash a woman’s greatness through empowerment, opportunity and community.