About us

Ushindi is the Swahili word for OVERCOME – our goal is to enable women of Zanzibar to overcome their challenging circumstances.


Ushindi, founded in 2011, is a cooperative that teaches women to sew quality handmade products made from beautiful “kitenge” fabrics. Currently our assortment consists of:

  • bags
  • wallets
  • accessories
  • assorted clothes

We continually develop and innovate our creative, high quality product range.

When buying an Ushindi product, womenmade in Zanzibar, you empower a woman to earn her living and support her family.