UPDATE 14/04: afin d’être sûrs de pouvoir honorer toutes les commandes déjà enregistrées nous préférons stopper temporairement la prise de nouvelles commandes. Merci pour votre compréhension! UPDATE 10/04: Merci à tous pour votre impressionnant soutien! Nous avons reçu énormément de commandes, nos couturières font chauffer leurs machines pour les honorer au plus vite, pour les …More
Dear Kisany Community, Like many of you we are trying to make sense of today’s reality as we navigate this crisis. Our priority is in keeping our teams in Brussels, RD Congo and Rwanda safe and healthy. In Belgium, our team is working from home and our store will be closed until further notice. You …More
Today is International Women’s Day and we wanted to celebrate the courage of women around the world as well as the advances made for gender equality and women’s empowerment. At KISANY female empowerment remains our daily mission. Through education and employment, we have been able to help many brave women to take back the thread …More
On September, the 24th and 25th, Kisany exhibited their new collection.
Thanks to our enthusiastic and loyal customers,
KISANY could proudly offer 1200 days of work to our embroiderers in Kigali and Goma!More
The private sale in Madrid last October was a real success.More
All the members of Agape who produce the Kisany collection follow a lifelong education program “L’Ecole des Femmes”. This program aims to help each tailor or embroiderer to improve his skills and to overcome the lack of education.More
In September, 94 embroiderers’s children attended school again thanks to the to the generous support of the Fondation Sisley d’Ornano. Each child was enrolled in one of the city’s schools and received uniforms and school supplies.
By investing in their education, KISANY and The Sisley Foundation of Ornano offer a brighter future to the children, willing to make them models for their community.More
In May our management team went to Goma and Kigali to perfect the next collections to come.
In Goma, the team supported AGAPE’s embroiderers and tailors in the accomplishment of a large order for the Kivu International School. The school that will open its doors next September, trusted AGAPE to produce more than 2000 pieces such as uniforms and schoolbags. This was a great experience for the local non-profit organisation. Hopefully, they can count on Théodore’s expertise in this mission ; Théodore has been tailoring for KISANY since the beginning of the adventure. He is also a trainer at the Ecole de Femmes for all those who want to learn about sewing.
Emma, one of the elder and most talented embroiderers decided to visit the team. By doing so she could share her experience with the novices. Amongst them, there was Aline. Aline’s husband, Djo, has been killed last February. This tragic event left Aline and their 2 young children without any ressources. This is why AGAPE’s embroiderers decided to host and train the young widow.
In Kigali, the final touch was put on the patterns that will appear on the new collections of bed linen, table linen and cushions. The embroiderers also worked on samples for a future collaboration with renowned artists. More to come, stay tuned !More
Sisley and Kisany create the colourful pouch Twist.
To celebrate the arrival of its new Phyto-Blush Twist, Sisley has introduced an exclusive, limited-edition linen pouch, made in Congo by Kisany’s team of embroiderers. The pouch is embroidered in bright colours, reminiscent of the vibrance and joy of African culture.
“Here in Europe, the pouch adds a spirited freshness to our wardrobe. In Congo, the pouch brightened the lives of the African women who worked to make it.”
Sisley’s founder, Isabelle d’Ornano has driven this project, providing 535 days of work to the embroiderers and tailors in Congo who hand made the 535 pouches. In addition to supporting the women of Kisany through work, the Fondation Sisley d’Ornano sponsored the schooling of 100 Congolese children from September 2016 and has just announced they will do the same again in 2017. The team at Kisany are delighted and thankful.
To pick up your own gorgeous Twist pouch, visit Planet Parfums in Belgium or Luxembourg, from 15 May to 4 June.More