In September 2018 Sierra Lonean fashion house, Madam Wokie trained nine young women in carpet manufacturing and enterpreneurship. Using recyclable fabrics from unused garments, the ladies were taught to crate sustainable, environmentally friendly carpets for the local market. The young ladies are encouraged to work together to foster team building and create long lasting bonds which would last well beyond their training.
In 2012 Madam Wokie launched the Madam Wokie Arts and Craft Project to provide skills training for youths. Since then, every year, Madam Wokie selects a group of young people to train in a particular trade related to fashion that will subsequently result in income generation, self-sufficiency and employability.
In 2017 training focused on tie-dye fabric manufacturing. They project aimed at teaching a small group of young women to learn the tie-dye skill, while encouraging others to share their knowledge and techniques with less experienced members of the group.
All carpets from the training are sold at Madam Wokie.
Below are photos of the trainees