Cosmetic Bag made by a Refugee Woman in Bridgeport, CT
Cosmetic Bag made by a Refugee Woman in Bridgeport, CT
Cosmetic Bag made by a Refugee Woman in Bridgeport, CT
Our Woven Community

Cosmetic Bag made by a Refugee Woman in Bridgeport, CT

Regular price $26.00 $0.00 Unit price per

Creator:  Nyankobwa, Seamstress 

Company: Our Woven Community 

Location: Bridgeport,  Connecticut located at the Burroughs Center

Product Description:
  • Cosmetic Bag
  • Measurements: 7”H x 9”W
  • Materials: All our items are made of a variety of recycled fabrics (may include cotton, rayon, linen, beads, buttons, ribbon, and other decorative trim.)
  • Zip closure

About the Creator:

Nyankobwa is a refugee from the Democratic republic of Congo She was resettled in the United States in 2013 She and her two children escaped from the violence in the Congo and fled to neighboring Rwanda, where they lived for 17 years in a refugee camp Nyankobwa loves crafting and working with her hands, but she never had access to materials and equipment in the refugee camp Now with her participation with OWC, she is learning to produce creative, quality goods that can help her earn money for her family’s education

About Our Woven Community:

These beautiful, one-of-a-kind items are made by refugee women who have been resettled to Bridgeport, Connecticut. Through the Our Woven Community program, refugee women learn how to sew and are able to earn a small income. Each item is made with one piece of African fabric along with other designer donated fabric and is tagged with the story of the artist who made it. They are beautiful and make an incredible gift!

All proceeds from the sale of this item goes to the Our Woven Community artists and program through the Burroughs Community Center in Bridgeport, CT

Please note: Each item is one-of-a-kind and is handmade with love by our artists. Items may vary slightly in size and fabric design application. Slight imperfections are part of the beauty of this han