Margaret Kadi
  • Female
  • London
  • United Kingdom
Share on Facebook MySpace

Margaret Kadi's Friends

  • Swarna Mallwarachchi
  • Elizabeth Ibbett
  • Salone Style
  • Ted Chan
  • Rosa Pietsch
  • Stephanie Joy Benedetto
  • laura buffa
  • Carolina Cantor
  • christy stone
  • stanly rojas

Margaret Kadi's Discussions

Stockists for Handmade products needed

Started Apr 27, 2011 0 Replies

Hi There, I am the founder of a business called 'Project Sierra Leone' and our website just launched today.  Please have a look and spread the word as we are looking for stockists for our products. …Continue


Margaret Kadi's Page

Profile Information

Profession / role:
Business Owner
Company / organisation:
Project Sierra Leone
Website (if you have one):
My primary role in relation to fashion is:
I am looking to discover or buy
Brand Exposure, Stockists, Networking and Collaboration
About me / About business or organisation:
Project Sierra Leone, the home of cutting edge collections designed and ethically made by Sierra Leonean artisans. Purchased directly from independent craftspeople, our handmade products provide a vital source of income for local designers, their families, and their communities.

The project originated in April 2010 when 17 years after leaving Sierra Leone, I returned to the land of my birth for a long overdue holiday. I was immediately struck by the country’s buzz and inspired by the creativity flowing through the Freetown market stalls where artisans were selling handmade beaded place-mats, bags and Kaftans. I was so moved when speaking to the talented local designers of these amazing products that I decided to work with them. By commissioning craftspeople like Bablylove, Lilian and Aunty Fatu to create a selection of products with simple designs, I hoped to give them the best chance of reaching a wider market. This is particularly challenging in Sierra Leone, one of the World’s poorest countries, where artisans traditionally rely on rare sales to passing tourists to sustain themselves and their families.

All artisans involved in Project Sierra Leone receive a fair wage and are able to set their own product prices. They are also paid a 50% deposit for all orders that are placed in advance of production.

The whole philosophy behind Project Sierra Leone is that our products are ethically made in Sierra Leone by talented artisans. Our exclusive handmade collection has been selected with the fashion forward and uniquely stylish woman in mind.

Everything you see on our website is locally sourced and can be customised just for you.

Alternatively you can find us on Twitter (@ProjectSalone) and see additional pictures on our Facebook page (
Career history / Company history:
Worked in Broadcast Media for the last 12 years. Worked at MTV Networks Europe, Sky Sports and Discovery Channel, and Russell & Bromley.

Comment Wall (6 comments)

You need to be a member of Ethical Fashion SOURCE Network to add comments!

Join Ethical Fashion SOURCE Network

At 12:21 on October 5, 2011, Nicola Thornley said…
Hi Margaret,

Saw your comment on the Africa page - I may be able to help you with stockists.

My email is


At 2:30pm on July 25, 2011, Alma Erzhanova gave Margaret Kadi a gift
At 14:29 on July 25, 2011, Alma Erzhanova said…


Dear Margaret!I love you photos- they are amazing!!!!

I would very much appreciate your help. I am studying for an MA in Marketing at Kingston Business School under the supervision of Professor Robert East. We are conducting research about Fairtrade goods and ethical fashion clothes, and ask you to complete the enclosed short questionnaire. 
I am also offering a £50 shopping gift voucher to the lucky prize draw winner!!!!

I really need to find  social responsible persons who buy ethical fashion clothes. Any help in distributing my link among ethically concerned people will be very valuable. 
Could you please complete this questionnaire, following the link
Thank you very much for your help.
Yours sincerely,

Alma Erzhanova

At 19:04 on June 4, 2011, jacqueline said…

hey margaret


i saw your comment on the Africa group

would love to talk with you further


could  you email me on


in regards to my project AfricaFashionGuide i think we could make a great connection as you have a focus on Africa too.


I look forward to hearing from you


Check out www.africafashionguide.wordpre a social enterprise bringing you news and information on the african fashion and textile industry from an ethical perspective. Contact us on and follow us on if you want to tell us about your business related to Africa
At 10:01 on April 22, 2011, David McGill said…
Hi Margaret Im looking for someone to develop the Sierra Leone tartan? Are you interested?
At 15:02 on April 20, 2011, David McGill said…
Hi Margaret, I have a design which may interest you and improve your sales

© 2024   Created by Ethical Fashion Forum.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service