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Vanhu Vamwe, A Couple Owned Slow Fashion Brand with Zimbabwean Roots Bridging Culture and Design


Vanhu Vamwe, SHONA for 'One People' is a luxury brand handcrafting products based on traditional crafts and modern innovation in Zimbabwe and Ecuador. The brand was founded by Zimbabwean born husband and wife duo Simba Nyawiri and Pam Samasuwo-Nyawiri who both had a creative flair and a passion for community. Their passion set them out to collectively understand global design.

Founders Vanhu Vamwe: Simba Nyawiri and Pam Samasuwo-Nyawiri

In this quest, Pam abandoned her journalism career and returned to school to study "Fashion Accessory Design," specializing in leather luxury goods. She then proceeded to complete a PhD to investigate and develop a framework around "Care in Design," which is supported by the theory of "Putting People First."