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Margarida Vasconcelos

  • Uganda
  • Designer/Design lab/Design Startup

Profile Info

Name & Surname

Margarida Vasconcelos

Participant Category

Designer/Design lab/Design Startup

Business Sector

Textile/ Fashion

Organization description or personal info

I am currently developing an idea for a social enterprise to empower women living in remote rural areas in Uganda. The idea is to create clothes and accessories soil to soil, based on the circular economy principles and inspired by the fibershed movement. Using fashion as a tool for women empowerment, we will create handmade, unique products in harmony with the environment, following regenerative practices, building on women’s artisan skills, embracing the local culture and preserving traditional crafts with a modern approach. By providing local employment, while advancing gender equality and promoting environmental regeneration, we endeavour to have a long term positive social and environmental impact, while supporting, empowering and engaging the community to embrace a regenerative way of thinking and living.