A half Malian, half Dutch, wholly crazy about African fashion. I grew up in West Africa. School holidays were spent at my native village in southern Mali, surrounded by fabrics and colours. Later, as a Bachelors student at the University of Amsterdam, I discovered I could turn my passion for fashion into a business, creating jobs and incomes for African craftsmen.
I founded Bobo Couture in 2015. We work with women’s groups in Africa, using local fabric (mostly organic cottons) to produce dresses, scarves and accessories for sale in Amsterdam.