Happy Place Banner
An Imani Collective x Breathing Room Organization collaboration. "As an organizer, I'm so lucky to help create spaces that make people happy. I've had many clients over the years say "this is now my happy place." Since I've loved Imani's banners and mission from the beginning, it was a natural collaboration for us. I feel so honored to have my design on one of their flags, and even more honored to be able to contribute to their beautiful mission and purpose." - Holly Blakey, Founder of Breathing Room
Sewn and screen printed by hand on natural canvas by Kenyan artisans.
5/16 inch grommets
10in x 12in
Imani Collective started in a small village outside of Mombasa, Kenya. The founder, Jenny Nuccio, traveled there looking to help fund education projects for kids. As she got to know the families she realized that the children who were struggling the most came from single income homes where their mother’s did not have many job opportunities and often sold fruit for mere pennies a day. Jenny fell in love with the people and decided to move to Kenya full time to learn from and invest in the community. Through broken English and Swahili, she and the sixteen women awkwardly laughed their way into deep friendship and mutual partnership. They taught her how to cook over an open fire, how to wash her clothes, and of course, how to carry her water like a local. In return, Jenny taught them how to sew. Through creating this collective, she realized they were not just better together, they are their best together.