Dokmai Rwanda is dedicated to customer satisfaction using best raw materials processed by our own skilled leather-workers. The products are made to last and to “Pep up your attire“
- To provide our customers with a one of-a-kind product that is made to last.
- To establish “Made in Rwanda” as internationally recognized label for high quality standards and value for money.
- To create jobs in gender inclusive, nondiscriminatory manner with a special attention to unemployed young people to be trained on-the-job.
OUR SKILLED ARTISANS
Our products are handmade with passion in Rwanda by skilled and highly motivated female and male leather craftspeople, most of whom trained in-house and on the job. We encourage them to come up with their own new designs and ideas, and to improve the quality of the products they make.
Dokmai is a newcomer in Rwanda, but the company has its roots in Laos.
For 8 years Dokmai produced Fair Trade handmade goods, specializing in hand-woven and naturally dyed silk products following both traditional styles and en vogue fashion.
In 2014, Bernadette Umunyana left South East Asia and decided to restart a new handicraft business aiming at attracting the attention of the international community for the beauty of Rwanda in promoting exquisite handicraft products inspired by the splendor of the country of a thousand hills.
After a survey of the existing local handicraft market and of potential opportunities and niches Umunyana decided that the leather fashion sector was most promising to attract local and also international customers. Today, Dokmai Rwanda is pushing forward a “Made in Rwanda” aesthetic by working with local artisan using local raw materials