Côte d'Ivoire: Creation of a Production and Product Development Hub for Artisans and emerging Designers
The proposed project, funded by the global energy conglomerate ENI S.p.A. of Italy through their subsidiary ENI Cote d’Ivoire Ltd, will contribute to improve the livelihoods of fashion and lifestyle Artisans and Designers, by enabling them to become more competitive and increase their involvement in fashion production in Côte d’Ivoire.
A production hub will be set up with both sustainable production and product development capacities, giving artisans / producers in Côte d’Ivoire a structured supply chain for bags and garments, and enabling designers in the region to produce high-quality goods. The project will focus on 1) socially sustainable production, and 2) green fashion that is made using natural and/or environmentally-sound materials and processes.
The project’s main work areas are: (1) to build and strengthen the operational capacities of the hub; and (2) to build sustainable production capacities in the whole supply chain and for women and young artisans, through training and technical advisory services aligned with market demands.