Studio 189 is a brand started by Rosario Dawson and Abrima Erwiah back in 2013. Based in Ghana, the company calls itself a social enterprise: As best I can tell, this means it employs a collective of African artisans to craft its collection, with an aim toward empowering and employing women while also preserving traditional skills and working sustainably. Its website goes into detail about each of the crafts — hand-batiking, engraving, beadwork, kente and basket weaving, et al — that play a role, and where on the continent they’re each done. There’s also a page for the dyes and for the materials used, and yep, they also make masks (I had to search for “mask” on the site to find them; that’s just one). Vogue cheered the colors and patterns in the Fall 2020 show, along with the live music that had Dawson coming out to dance in the aisles. I wish I’d known more about them before now.

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