DIGNIFIED WEAR ABOUT US
Dignified Wear is a social enterprise that is passionate about connecting persons with disabilities and rural women with resources to rise above the poverty threshold.
WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO
There are 5 million Persons with Disabilities (PWD’s) of which 25% are physically challenged and 2 million unemployed rural in Ghana. These marginalized and vulnerable group of people in making ends meet, often result to begging on the streets in cities endangering themselves to accidents, health hazards and social vices. Meanwhile, 2 million tons of used cars tires are discarded in unfriendly manners on the landfills of Ghana annually posing both human and environmental health hazards to the people living in these communities.
In addressing these two societal problems one step at a time, our founder Mabel Suglo founded Dignified Wear to upcycle these trash into treasures from the inspiration she gained from her late grand who with just a thump due to her leprosy condition defied the odds of being stigmatized and marginalized to cultivate food crops on a piece of land to feed her children and grandchildren, therefore, proving the fact that, DISABILITY is not INABILITY.
The bravery and courageous act of grandma as a single mother birthed Dignified Wear to be an employer of persons with disabilities and rural women just like her to handcraft durable, versatile and fashionable shoes, handbags, locally woven fabrics and traditional jewelry in maximizing their career potential and take steps towards their long term financial and personal well-being.
This we do by first of all giving them a chance to prove their abilities and improve their skills by providing them with the needed resources to take ownership of their lives and not live on the handouts of people. You can become a partner of the business through your donation for our range of fashionable eco-friendly wears in our store.
To be a leading trainer and employer of the physically disabled and rural women artisans in Ghana
To be a leading institution in job creation for the less privileged in Ghana and an eco-cultural producer in Africa.