Geometric partners with raw materials suppliers in Ghana, Mali, and Cote d’Ivoire. These partnerships sustain artisan work in hand-woven textile production, leather, brass, and beads. We aim to invest back into the supply chain to create employment and business opportunities in Africa.
Additionally, 90% of our packaging materials are made in Ghana with the aim of using as little plastic as possible. No plastic and reusable packaging goals by 2022! Check out our Product Care page for more information on our materials.
Solomon is a Master Beadsmith who makes our Glass Bead jewelry. He is from the Krobo region of Ghana where the tradition of making glass beads from recycled glass bottles and scraps has been a part of the community for generations. He is passionate about teaching others about the importance of bead-making in Ghanaian culture and he is a true creative who never fails to make something entirely new. Check out his stand on the East Legon Police station road to see his original work.
Juliana is a seamstress who began making her own designs while at university in Ghana. She saw a need for bag repair when many of her friends didn’t know how to fix damaged school and work bags. She had always loved design and fashion, so she began repairing people’s old bags and creating her own designs. Now Juliana is a versatile and skilled self-taught seamstress and handbag artisan. Her work with Geometric allowed her to grow her own business and eventually leave her full-time job. Check out @efiamadge on Instagram to see Juliana’s creative designs.
Suleman is a Master Metalsmith who runs his own shop at the Art Center in Labadi. He inherited the love of jewelry design and use of traditional metalsmithing techniques from his Grandfather. Suleman is a true representation of artisan work being passed down from generation to generation. His hope is to grow his business and pass his skills on to his children.
Morgan’s aim is to design and create high quality products that showcase the best of West African natural materials. Her hope is to inspire bold and functional self-expression through the use of color, pattern, and social impact.
“What you wear defines your personality; align your style with your values.”
Through creating sustainable employment and training programs for artisans & leadership opportunities for women, Geometric makes products not only good for people wearing them, but also good for those crafting them with natural materials, from start to finish.
Morgan was a Youth & Yunus Global Fellow for social entrepreneurship in 2020. Her background in teaching, community development, and social impact defines and guides her business model.
Ruth joined Geometric as the Operations and Production Manager. She is the brains behind coordinating manufacturing, supplier management, and logistics.
Ruth loves nature which inspires her in all aspects of her life. She designs and sews clothing during her free time. As an up-and-coming designer, Ruth hopes to use her experience at Geometric to begin a long career in the fashion industry.
Akonta began as part of the Geometric Apprentice program. He has always been interested in sewing and design, but never had any formal training. After one year of studying under our Master Artisans, he has learned sewing and craftsmanship skills. He quickly moved up to leather tanning, handbag making, and accessory production.
Monica is a seamstress on our handbags and leather team. She is a mother of two girls and a professional who works with a passion and love for what she does. She is our resident workshop DJ playing gospel and highlife tracks and entertaining us with her sense of humor. Monica began with Geometric as an apprentice and quickly worked her way up to Master Artisan in-training. She is currently studying under our Master Artisans on the handbags & Leather team.
Audrey is the Sales and Operations Associate at Geometric. She has always had a keen interest in the fashion world and is currently studying fashion design at Joyce Ababio College of Design in Accra, Ghana. Audrey’s future aspirations are to influence the fashion industry by creating timeless designs and hopes to gain this experience while working with Geometric in Ghana.
Ibrahim Alzouma is the Master Artisan on the handbags and leather team. He has developed our leather tanning process using natural & reclaimed materials featured on our hand-crafted leather bags. Read more about the process on our Product Care & Materials.
Ibrahim started his career in craftsmanship at Caritas, Niger from 1983 – 1987. He has training in batik-dying, tailoring, ceramics and wood carving.
As a person with a physical disability who has benefited from his craft, he hopes to teach the art of craftsmanship to others with physical disabilities. By creating this space, Ibrahim shows all of us the possibilities that exist when we practice inclusivity in handcrafted design and the creative industries.