Creating Positive Impact Through Partnership
As conscious business partners, we deal directly with the basket weavers. Artisans are paid fair market prices for their products to ensure they earn a living wage for their talents and time. This has had a positive impact not just on the craftspeople, but on the entire community, allowing it to sustain its traditions while creating new sources of economic growth.
Inspired by the beauty of Ghana's handicrafts
Big Blue Moma began in 2012 when Karie Wylie took trip to Ghana where her partner, Dominique, was volunteering for six months. A graduate from the textiles department at Alberta College of Art + Design, Karie was inspired by the beauty of Ghana's handicrafts and conceived a simple import business that would allow her to share her passion for what she had discovered and help the people she had met there. In the subsequent years, Karie has returned frequently to Ghana as she works to introduce the originality of Ghanian baskets at shows across Canada.