|Tereneh Mosley (right) with|
one of the women in the
Olorgesailie Maasai Women's Group
"The Olorgesailie Maasai Women’s group are talented artisans and craftswomen who lack only a reliable outlet for their products," Mosley writes in her Indiegogo page. "This collaboration with Idia’Dega...could prove to be the key link for these women to gain the economic foundation to achieve their goals. This is a collaboration of equals; we call it Creative Force not Labor Force."
In late 2013, Mosley met with the Olorgesailie Maasai Women (OMWA) and and designed a 10-piece collection of clothing and accessories for men and women.
"The Tomon (10 in Maasai) sustainable collection is based on the beautiful internationally-recognized Maasai design married with contemporary fashion silhouettes," the page says.
Investors in the campaign will receive a variety of perks depending on the amount of their contribution. Those who give $25 will receive a photo sticker of the Maasai community. Those who give $150 will receive a Maasai bridal necklace.
Mosley has taught at Parsons in New York, worked on a UNESCO design project in Kenya and as a U.S. Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar was sent to East Africa to do graduate research on incorporating indigenous adornment in contemporary clothing.
To view the Indiegogo campaign, go to http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/maasai-women-american-sustainable-design-collaboration.