People of the Sun
Empowering marginalised artisans through recycled material homeware products
People of the Sun created six artisan enterprises and, through partnerships with internationally recognized designers, is expanding the market for handmade homeware items. Its products are developed with waste or natural materials found locally.
The enterprise has developed an inclusive value chain that generates social benefits to impoverished local artisans and offers innovative products to the market.
With products made from recycled materials, the enterprise is saving resources and creating awareness on the value of recycling, while reducing waste from paper, cardboard and glass in Blantyre city.
People of the Sun is an inclusive handicraft trading NGO that provides capacity building and access to markets for artisan enterprises.
Mango Club is an enterprise composed of over 40 weavers. The club has a trade relationship with the enterprise and also receives regular business support.
Bangwe Carvers is a micro-enterprise composed of six artisans selling to People of the Sun and receiving support in a similar agreement to Mango Club.
The 2015 SEED Awards in Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia are supported by the Government of Flanders, which is active in Southern Africa.