Our Upepo Skirt - upepo is Swahili for breeze: you won’t be able to help but twirl in this skirt! - is hand-sewn African Kitenge cloth (100% cotton and locally made) with cummerbund, high-waisted style and elastic shirring allowing the skirt to fit people of average (5’5”) height who wear from US size 4-10. Each skirt has 2 deep pockets (yes!!!!!), a pleated front, and a slit in the back. There are two lengths - 38" and 42".
100% of net proceeds are invested the Artisans and our innovative menstrual hygiene program, UhuruPads (East Africa's first 100% compostable sanitary pad, produced by a team of women for distribution to girls keeping them in school).