ArtReach is excited to announce a collaboration with Ashima Awakening and Tatu Rafiki (directly translates to “Three Friends” in English), a deaf tailoring shop located in Moshi, Tanzania at the base of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Ashima and Tatu Rafiki will be creating and selling custom Kitenge laptop sleeves, and for each purchase of a Tanzanian-made laptop sleeve, one will be given to a 2020 grantee! Buy one, support another!
Kitenge is African wax print fabric used in East Africa. Each fabric is handpicked from the shops that drape the local markets in Moshi. The laptop sleeves are individually handmade, and each design is stitched using four different fabrics: that’s three different sleeve designs and 12 different fabrics! The unique placement of fabrics ensures that each sleeve is made as a one-of-a-kind piece.
There are three different designs to choose from: Moja, Mbili, Tatu (photos of front and back below). Each laptop sleeve is $60, including shipping, and will be a customized fit for your laptop! Send in your bag measurements via DM to @ashimaawakening or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org to order yours now!