ENGENDERING EQUALITY

Zashadu Foundation is active in shaping the West African leather landscape and eco-system by prioritising manufacturing, and providing institutional hybrid training to the skilled and semi- skilled workforce, with a special focus on Women.

LSGI

Leather Sustainable Growth Initiative (LSGI) is focused on the advancement of the leather and fashion accessories industry through collaborative efforts and technological solutions. We believe that revitalising our
Leather Industry hinges on prioritising manufacturing, and providing digital training to the skilled workforce.

Our initiatives focus on education, research, empowerment, and advocacy aiming to create lasting, measurable, impact across the entire value chain.

FASHION UNCYCLED

With sustainability at its core, the Fashion Uncycled program works towards achieving Zero Waste in the sector. Through community outreach programs we engage marginalised youth and women groups, in skill acquisition and in the creation of design items made from wasteleather.

With 100% of proceeds from the sales going back into the running of the foundation and paying a fair wage.

THE LEATHER INSTITUTE

Headquartered in Lagos, The Leather Institute provides physical and digital trainings, work placements, mentorship, and business support. We empower aspiring artisans and established, fashion professionals and entrepreneurs to build sustainable livelihoods and contribute to the growth of their communities.

SKINS AND STORIES

A documentary portrait of West Africa’s Leather & Accessories Industry, providing an immersive exploration of theindustry’s growth, progress, and functionality, all from an insider’s perspective.

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Every donation helps us support women entrepreneurs

SHOP THE COLLECTION

Shop the Zashadu Foundation Collection: 100% of net proceeds benefit our work to empower women

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