Mama Pasiyio is one of the 1400+ talented artisans behind Fossil x ME to WE, an exclusive accessories collection celebrating the craftsmanship of female artisans in Africa. The collection consists of colorful beadwork sold at Fossil stores and onlineâ€”with profits reinvested in creating sustainable impacts in developing communities through ME to WE. During her first trip to the United States, Mama Pasiyio stopped by Fossilâ€™s 5th Avenue store in New York City to see where the collection is sold.
According to Mama Pasiyio, her stop at Fossil was the highlight of her trip. She felt honored that the New York store staff knew so much about Fossil x ME to WE and the network of women artisans behind it, as well as how excited they were to meet her.
Mama Pasiyio is one of few university-educated women from the Kenyan community. In her role, she works as a supervisor at the Womenâ€™s Empowerment Centre, where women living in rural Kenya are able to use their cultural tradition of beading to earn a sustainable source of income to support their families.
Learn more about the partnership between Fossil Group and ME to WE here.