M E E T ◠ Y E W O

T H E  S T O R Y  M A T T E R S .

The products you purchase reflect who you are. And we know that you want to make the world a better place.

 

We encourage you to expand the boundaries of design + fashion, and question the authenticity of the items you choose to adorn your body + home with. Because you deserve more. And so do the people behind these products.

 

In creating YEWO, we believe that style and social values can intersect. Our products are a reflection of our holistic approach to sustainable development in rural Malawi. 

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S T E P  1

A R T I S A N

D E V E L O P M E N T

S T E P  2

S U S T A I N A B L E 

E M P L O Y M E N T 

S T E P  3

D I R E C T

C O N N E C T I O N

S T E P  4

C O M M U N I T Y

D E V E L O P M E N T

We provide in-house metalsmith training for those with no prior experience + access to design for both new + established artisans.

Employees receive monthly salaries, health care coverage, nutritious meals twice a day, and access to savings programs.

Every YEWO item has been handcrafted with dignity + soul in a small village in rural Africa and has traveled a long way to find you!

20% of YEWO proceeds are donated to local community projects such as secondary school scholarships + primary school teachers salaries

 


W O R K S H O P  I N F O

C O O R D I N A T E S

1 0 . 5 8 6 3 ° S // 3 4 . 1 2 0 1 ° E 

The YEWO workshop is part of the Manchewe Community Center which was built in 2017 after a crowdfunding campaign. Inside you will find an array of jewelry making tools, saws, rolling mill, textile materials, and five (foot powered) sewing machines. We have an outdoor kitchen, onsite cook + cleaner, and three night-watchmen (woo-hoo more jobs!). We provide all staff with tea and scones in the morning and a healthy lunch in the afternoon. 

The YEWO workshop facilitates a comfortable, family-like work environment where individuals are supported and pushed towards personal growth and leadership. And we are still growing! Next year we will be building an on-site YEWO gift shop. Stay tuned!

 

 

•  M E E T   T H E   Y E W O   A R T I S A N S  

- M E T A L S // B R A S S -

KENNEDY

 

CHARLES

 

PETROS

 

WAKISA

 

LLOYD

 

 

- T E X T I L E S -

ALYASA ELLEN FIRST FRANK MERCY ROSE

MICKNESS

 

AGNASS

 

STEVIE

 

SNELI

 

MILLIAM

 

 

LYDIA

 

 

 

- W O O D  //  W I R E  //  W E A V I N G -

 DAVID 

 

JOSEPH

 

BERNARD

 

JACKSON

 

CHABWELA

 

 

- A D D I T I O N A L  T E A M  M E M B E R S -

JOY

 

MADDY

 

REBECCA

 

KYLE

 

KOMOZA

 

 

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