NEW YORK, Dec 1, 2011/ FW/ — Getting ready for the Spring 2012 season, designer Holly Dunlap of HOLLYWOULD fame is launching a new label, 4MaCoHa, a line of fashions and accessories consisting of pieces made in Malawi by the Malawi Council for the Handicapped, known locally as MaCoHa.
Consisting of colorfully embroidered tunics & caftans, the collection is not only beautiful but made entirely from local Malawian cotton, which supports local cotton farmers, textile workers and the artisans from MaCoHa.
Ms. Dunlap’s collection marks a historic moment for MaCoHa, as it will be the first complete assortment of goods exported by the organization, which employs workers with disabilities in Malawi.
“While taking a vacation from my involvement in the fashion industry, I traveled to Africa and fell in love with the people and colors of Malawi,” says Holly Dunlap, Designer of 4MaCoHa.
“When I learned about the work of the Malawi Council for the Handicapped’s MaCoHa factory, I knew I wanted to stay in Malawi and collaborate with these amazing artisans to help create a sustainable export business, and also to gain awareness for their organization.”
The fashions in 4MaCoHa’s debut collection retail for $95-150 while the home décor items retail for $65 – $595 – all merchandise will be sold exclusively on www.l-atitude.com .
For more information on 4MaCoHa or the MaCoHa organization, please visit www.4macoha.com .