An ode to Guinean craftsmanship
Hamidou Diallo, Tensira’s co-founder, has established the brand’s workshops in Guinea, his birth country, having at heart the creation of a sustainable economic activity for the Guinean artisanal community. Tensira threads, weaves, dyes and sews its timeless designs in cotton in this country that is an integral part of who he is.
Know-how and sustainable production
Tensira is reviving traditional indigo dyeing in its workshop in Guinea. One meter of tie&dye fabric contains about 3,600 stitches that are sewn and then unsewn after dyeing one by one. This level of craftsmanship makes Tensira’s products unique and gives them a level of quality unmatched by similar mass produced products.
Tensira has established a very precise quality control charter in order to guarantee the best quality of production.
ZERO WASTE PERSPECTIVE
Being owned by Tensira, the workshop can put an emphasis on up-cycling of offcuts and scrap fabrics to optimize the manufacturing process and remain as sustainable as possible. Tensira's workshops use solar panels since 2009.
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Tensira, committed to women
We currently work with over 100 full-time artisans and ensure good and fair working conditions for all our employees.
The majority of the Tensira's tayloring and dyeing team members are women. Tensira also collaborates with dozens of groups of artisans throughout Guinea. We encourage women‘s work to enable them to support their families with a regular income.