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Vlisco Women’s Month 2020

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Season: S1/2020

To unite is to empower
Together, we are stronger
All women, all united.

 

There is a story that has been told since the beginning of time. A story for women of all generations, everywhere. Sometimes whispered, sometimes sung, sometimes written. The message is always the same: sister, come and share your hardship with me, and we will rise above it, together.

FOR WOMEN’S MONTH 2020, VLISCO CELEBRATES THE POWER AND
UNITY OF SISTERHOOD IN HONOUR OF THOSE WOMEN WHO WORK
HARD TO MOTIVATE AND EMPOWER OTHER WOMEN.

FOR WOMEN’S MONTH 2020, VLISCO CELEBRATES THE POWER AND UNITY OF SISTERHOOD IN HONOUR OF THOSE WOMEN WHO WORK HARD TO MOTIVATE AND EMPOWER OTHER WOMEN.
#VLISCOWOMENSMONTH2020

#VLISCOWOMENSMONTH2020

There is a story that has been told since the beginning of time. A story for women of all generations, everywhere. Sometimes whispered, sometimes sung, sometimes written. The message is always the same: sister, come and share your hardship with me, and we will rise above it, together. Every daughter should hear this story. Every woman should pass it on. And it ends with an oath: to remember who you are. To remember how strong we are together.

 

We are ready. We are the changemakers. Let’s share our successes with each other, so we can lift each other up. When one thrives, we all thrive. Let’s celebrate the power and the unity of sisterhood.  For we really are stronger united.

Paule-Marie, Joannie, Melissa and Françoise

Paule-Marie Assandre

“I use the art of dance to tell our story, the stories of all women.”

Paule-Marie Assandre

“I use the art of
dance to tell our
story, the stories
of all women.”

Paule-Marie Assandre

PAULE-MARIE ASSANDRE (IVORY COAST) IS THE CREATOR OF BODY ACCEPTANCE (2012), A DEVELOPMENT AND SELF-ACCEPTANCE PROGRAMME THROUGH BODY EXPRESSION.

 

Paule-Marie uses the art of dance to unite and empower women in the Ivory Coast. It is a lot of work for a woman today to be able to see herself without judgement that has been imposed on women by culture or society. She wants women to fully accept themselves, detached from the eyes of others. Dancing made her find her grace, her value, and all women should be able to find themselves.

Melissa Sharufa Amisi

“The world is waiting for you to step up.”

“The world is waiting
for you to step up.”

Melissa Sharufa Amisi

MELISSA SHARUFA AMISI IS THE FOUNDER OF THE BOMOKO FOUNDATION IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO.

 

The Bomoko Foundation (2017) provides information promoting early detection of cancer, and aftercare for vulnerable patients in her community. When she lost two people close to her to cancer, Melissa quickly understood that there was still a lot to be done to educate people in a community where cancer is still a taboo topic. She named her foundation Bomoko, which means “unity” in Lingala because women are stronger together to fight cancer with information, support and compassion.

Françoise Mayi Gnofam

“I work hard and won’t rest until all women and girls are educated, safe and free.”

“I work hard and won’t rest until all women and girls are educated, safe and free.”

Françoise Mayi Gnofam

FRANÇOISE MAYI GNOFAM IS FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR OF THE NGO SUPPORT PROGRAMME FOR WOMEN AND DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN (PAFED) IN TOGO.

 

She defends, protects and promotes the rights of women and children in her community. Seeing the abuse women and children go through on a daily basis made her so angry. Françoise chose to transform that anger into action. She is committed to women because she believes in the power of sisterhood. She believes that together women can face discrimination and violence, and create an environment where the rights of all are respected.

Dr Joannie Marlene Bewa

“Rise, take the lead, and lift each other up”

“Rise, take the
lead, and lift
each other up”

Dr Joannie Marlene Bewa

DR JOANNIE MARLENE BEWA IS THE FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR OF THE YBLA, THE YOUNG BENINESE LEADERS ASSOCIATION (2010).

 

She is a physician and researcher from Benin, a global advocate for girls and women. Her work focuses on sexual and reproductive health, education and gender equality. She encourages young women to continue to excel in their area of competence and expertise, to be a leader and to participate actively in their community, to know their rights and to exercise these, and finally to know that there aren’t any limits or barriers stopping women, old and young, from achieving their full potential.

THE
DESIGNS

#VLISCOWOMENSMONTH2020

In tribute to the force that is woman and to celebrate women’s month, Vlisco created an exclusive series of two designs in Super-Wax and Wax Hollandais. These limited edition pieces are adorned with the commemorative message, “Toutes les femmes, Toutes unies” and “All women, All united”, in luxurious silver or gold.

IN TRIBUTE TO THE FORCE THAT
IS WOMAN AND TO CELEBRATE
WOMEN’S MONTH, VLISCO CREATED
AN EXCLUSIVE SERIES OF TWO
DESIGNS IN SUPER-WAX AND WAX
HOLLANDAIS. THESE LIMITED EDITION
PIECES ARE ADORNED WITH
THE COMMEMORATIVE MESSAGE,
“TOUTES LES FEMMES, TOUTES
UNIES” AND “ALL WOMEN, ALL
UNITED”, IN LUXURIOUS SILVER OR
GOLD.

SUPER-WAX
VLS8542
Retro 70s, pin-striped wave pattern

 

Choose from multiple colourways

 

100% Premium quality cotton

WAX HOLLANDAIS
VLW1587
Network of layered passageways

 

Choose from multiple colourways

 

100% Premium quality cotton

THE
FABRICS

#VLISCOWOMENSMONTH2020

THE
LOOKS

#VLISCOWOMENSMONTH2020

BE INSPIRED BY
THE CREATIONS
OF IVORIAN
DESIGNER
ZAK KONÉ,
OF THE LABEL
PELEBE, AND
HOW HE USES
THE LETTERED
DESIGNS
TO CREATE
STATEMENT
PIECES.

BE INSPIRED BY THE CREATIONS OF IVORIAN DESIGNER ZAK KONÉ, OF THE LABEL PELEBE, AND HOW HE USES THE LETTERED DESIGNS TO CREATE STATEMENT PIECES.

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