Our philosophy is to design and produce products that both socially and environmentally sustainable and to challenge the way the textiles industry currently works. To achieve this we collaborate with various community groups and charitable organisations to develop capsule collections with their beneficiaries. Each collaborations is a project in itself that up-skills participants and introduces them to an inclusive design process which is both empowering and promotes employability. 

MUMO & Community also partners with NGOs, charities, social enterprises and specialist consultancy organisations to encourage and help develop small craft or artisan businesses fulfil their potential whilst maintaining a focus on sustainability. We offer consultancy services for sustainable business development and sustainable resource mobilisation. Previous partners include: DEFRA, World Wildlife Fund, ITC (International Trade Centre, UN), UNDP and UN Women.   

Projects

Ethical Production and Upskilling (Mumo)

Mumo began a series of workshops to build capacity of rural unemployed women teaching them skills in screen printing and foiling which they could subsequently practice at home to either to pursue their own small business aspirations or generate an income for their families by selling the textiles to Mumo for incorporation into Mumo products. 

Sustainable Textiles Sourcing (ITC - International Trade Centre, UN Geneva)

Mumo was invited to Kenya as part of an ITC/UN Mission to Kenya to promote African sustainable textiles in the fashion and interiors industries. Mumo was involved in conferences with artisans and crafts people with a view to commercialising their products. 

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WWF and Sky Rainforest Rescue Wild Rubber Project

Mumo embarked on a trip to the Amazon jungle to work with wild rubber tappers and artisans as part of a capacity building project to improve the smell of wild rubber and develop existing artisan business processes such that the rubber would be fit for development into commercial products . 

The Business Case for Emerging Fibers and Sustainable Textiles (DEFRA)

Mumo participated in this DEFRA research project around the role of business in the sustainable textiles space. Mumo was able to bring several practical insights about incorporating aspects of sustainability into a design/craft-led business to facilitate DEFRAs report.

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TEXTILE DESIGN WORKSHOPS WITH GOVAN COMMUNITY PROJECT

Up-skilling workshops in foiling and inclusive design workshops working towards a capsule collection of lifestyle products. Govan Community Project (GCP) supports Asylum Seekers in the Govan area of Glasgow with comminuty inclusion and empowerment.

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development of Womens' artisan communities in ASIA-PACIFIC (UN WOMEN)

Analysis of Womens' programmes in Asia Pacific aligning core values and objectives with the SDGs to develop a resource mobilisation strategy, including artisan communities

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