Mariama Fashion Production is a 100% woman owned business in New York City. We are the leading African handmade sustainable textiles and accessories company founded by designer and humanitarian Mariama Camara. . Mariama is originally from the Republic of Guinea,West Africa. Her passion for textiles and handmade products grew while watching her family design prints as a young girl. Mariama's great grand-mother was among the most successful woman tie dyers in Kindia a region of Guinea. Following her passion, Mariama became the first Guinean to showcase the work of Guinean women tie-dyers from Kindia in the international market, through a collaboration between her non profit organization There Is No Limit Foundation and designer Tory Burch. First Lady Michelle Obama wore the blue Jasmine dress from the collection.
Mariama wants to continue empowering artisans while continuing her family's legacy of creating beautiful handcrafted textile and products with artisans in Africa. Mariama's story and our work is featured in the Dream,Girl Film, a film showcasing the stories of female entrepreneurs. You can watch the film trailer here
Mariama Camara is the founder of Mariama Fashion Production, MARIAMA CAMARA, a New York City based sustainable fashion brand and the Co-founder of There Is No Limit Foundation. She is an entrepreneur, humanitarian and advocate for women and girls, born in the Republic of Guinea, West Africa. Mariama is one of the most influential African woman in philanthropy, fashion and entrepreneurship. Her inspiring presence reflects her power, optimism and energy. Her entrepreneurial spirit and humanitarian work has led her to interact with some of the most influential individuals in the business, fashion, entertainment, political, and nonprofit sectors. She lived in Senegal and has travelled to various countries in Africa, the Americas and Europe. She moved to New York City in 2001 and started working in fashion.
In May 2014 Cosmopolitan Magazine choose Mariama as a fun, fearless female and referred to her as a dream weaver. Mariama was also featured in New York Magazine "the Cut" as the Humanitarian giving back through Fashion and Revlon final 15th provocateur. Mariama Camara is part of the cast of Dream Girl Film, a documentary showcasing female entrepreneurs of New York City. Her face has been seen in New York Times, and Wall Street Journal. Through Mariama Fashion Production, Mariama's focus is on working with artisans to create unique textile and accessories for consumers, emerging and established brand internationally and developing talents throughout Africa.
The Women artisans in There Is No Limit Foundation Association of Women Tie-Dyers founded by Mariama and Aissata are the first ones in the Republic of Guinea to get the opportunity to showcase their work internationally through a collaboration with fashion designer, Tory Burch.Their -one- of- a- kind handmade prints were showcased in her Spring 2013 collection at the New York Mercedes Benz Fashion week .In addition, the blue jasmyn dress featured in the collection was worn by the First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama, at the Drink Up Campaign.
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