There are five million Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), of which 25% are physically challenged, and two million unemployed rural women in Ghana. These marginalized and vulnerable groups of people who have difficulty in making ends meet, often result in begging on the streets in cities, endangering themselves to accidents, health hazards, and social vices.
Meanwhile, two million tons of used car tires are discarded in unfriendly manners on the landfills of Ghana, annually posing both human and environmental health hazards to the people living in these communities.
In addressing these two societal problems one step at a time, our founder, Mabel Suglo, founded Dignified Wear to upcycle these trash into treasures. She gained her inspiration from her late grandmother, who defied the odds of being stigmatized and marginalized despite her leprosy condition, to cultivate food crops on a piece of land to feed her children and grandchildren; therefore, proving the fact that DISABILITY is not INABILITY.
The bravery and courageous act of her grandmother birthed Dignified Wear to be an employer of persons with disabilities and rural women, just like her, to handcraft durable, versatile and fashionable shoes, handbags, locally woven fabrics, and traditional jewelry. Dignified Wear allows them to maximize their career potential and take steps towards their long-term financial and personal well-being.
This we do, by, first of all, giving them a chance to prove their abilities and improve their skills by providing them with the needed resources to take ownership of their lives and not live on the handouts of people. You can become a partner of the business through your donation for our range of fashionable eco-friendly wear in our store.
To be a leading trainer and employer of physically disabled and rural women artisans in Ghana.
To be a leading institution in job creation for the less privileged in Ghana and an eco-cultural producer in Africa.