SISLEY x KISANY
10 years supporting women in Goma (DR Congo)
10 YEARS OF SHARED HISTORY
The Sisley Foundation has been supporting KISANY since 2013 in our shared vision to provide work and opportunities to women based in unstable regions. Beginning, with the creation of "L'École des Femmes", that offers training and educational programs from sewing to financial management we have shared the passion to support these phenomenal women as they gain independence. Over the years we have launched multiple programs including the "Merci Maman" project, which helps pay for the higher education of embroiderers' children, and more recently, "Jardins KISANY", an agriculture training course for girl-mothers with at least four dependents to skill these women in becoming self-sustaining.
Over the decade in addition to the social impact programs the Sisley Group has entrusted us with the production of embroidered kits and bags, which are offered throughout the world with the purchase of Sisley products thus providing work.
A UNIQUE COLLABORATION TO CELEBRATE 10 YEARS OF PARTNERSHIP
To celebrate ten years of working together, Sisley is renewing its commitment to KISANY with the creation of a beautiful cosmetics pouch, inspired by founder Isabelle d’Ornano’s own embroidery.
JOIE, AMOUR, HOPE, TOGETHER…
Surrounded by stars and hearts and decorated with a cloud or an eye, these words are an ode to the eclectic spirit and sensitivity of the Sisley brand’s founding family. The leopard print piping is a complicit reminder of the brand’s favourite patterns.
The embroidery on this cosmetics pouch is strongly inspired by Isabelle d’Ornano’s creations, which are mainly found on cushions in the Maisons Sisley, paying homage to this philanthropic aesthete.
Each cosmetics pouch requires the careful work of over four artisans over two days. Across this project over 4000 days of work were offered to these formidable artisans.
I enjoy sewing simple, joyful words and finding them throughout the house. They brighten the room and soothe the soul.
- Isabelle d’Ornano -