GIVEAWAY – Dsenyo Fair Trade Gifts

Courtney Lang November 20, 2013

Dsenyo offers handcrafted bags and accessories that celebrate African and Brazilian textile design.  Scroll down to enter in our giveaway!

The Company’s Roots


After living and working in Malawi, artist Marissa Perry Saints founded Dsenyo in an effort to create opportunity for hard-working artisans in Africa and Brazil. Dsenyo offers handcrafted bags and accessories that celebrate African and Brazilian textile design. They follow Fair Trade principles working to create maximum benefit for the artisans and communities with which they partner.

Dsenyo is a social enterprise. They believe business is a powerful way to address social and economic problems. Countless challenges confront creative and industrious people in Africa and in Brazil as they try to build their small businesses, practice their craft and support their families.

IMG_4286Their Commitment to Changing the World

Dsenyo is a proud member of the Fair Trade Federation.

All Dsenyo accessories are handcrafted in Malawi and Brazil. They work with several sewing cooperatives and are expanding production in Africa. Dsenyo pays a fair wage, develops long-term relationships with producers, and provides much needed employment for women and artisans.


Take Part in Changing the World – Host a Fair Trade Market!

Churches, synagogues, community groups, schools and other organizations can be active participants in the Fair Trade movement by hosting an Alternative Gift Market or Fair Trade Market.  By sponsoring an event you are helping provide sustainable livelihoods for women and families in Africa, providing them with a source of hope and a way to step out of the cycle of poverty.

Here are the details:


  • Dsenyo ships a selection of our handmade items and ships to you a few days before your event (we will focuson smaller gift items under $50). Our sales goal for each event is at least $600.
  • Dsenyo will provide promotional materials and will help promote your event by posting it on our website (, Facebook and Twitter.
  • You return the sale proceeds and unsold merchandise within 7 days after your event (please write a check to Dsenyo, do not send cash).
  • You may keep up to 20% of the income from your sale to benefit your organization.
  • Dsenyo pays all shipping costs. We ship via FedEx Ground.

What Does the Fox Say?

We wish we knew what the fox says, so in our quest to find out we partnered with women from the Mwayiwathu Group to make a little fox friend for us to help us find out. We hope that we can get a little hint about what the fox might say in the singing that you can hear in the link below.



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  1. Hi! Just wanted to point out that the link to follow @Dsenyo is misspelled on the Rafflecopter (it says @Dsento), but I do follow @Dsenyo 🙂 Thanks for an awesome opportunity to win…great giveaway! I’m a huge Fair Trade advocate 🙂 Happy Holidays!

    Lori Leal - 10 years ago
  2. Thank you!!

    billy - 10 years ago

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Courtney Lang, National Organizer | Fair Trade Campaigns

Courtney Lang brings over 5 years of community organizing to Fair Trade Towns USA, building both the Local Food and Fair Trade networks in Vermont. As Local Food Coordinator with City Market/Onion River Cooperative, Courtney worked with local producers, institutions and consumers to grow the local food system and organize a strategic model for community engagement through farm tours, workshops, and local food challenges. Like many in the Fair Trade industry, Courtney was inspired to take action in Fair Trade when she witnessed child-labor first hand in Costa Rica. As a founding member of Fair Trade Burlington, she has worked with economic development organizations, businesses, and consumers to build awareness of Fair Trade among Vermonters. She also worked with a Fair Trade USA licensee, Vermont Coffee Company, as Friend Ambassador where she united the story of Fair Trade to every purchase of coffee.