Tatiana Santo Domingo and Dana Alikhani’s new label Muzungu Sisters is brand-new, but it has shot out of the gate with a bang. No sooner did the globally sourced ethical label get up and running (it technically launched November 1) than it partnered up with the new London-based e-commerce site Motilo.com for a collaboration—and a lunch at London’s Wolseley to celebrate.
“Muzungu” means wanderer, which is what Santo Domingo and Alikhani see themselves as. “I knew early on in life that I would have to find a job that enabled me to travel,” Santo Domingo says, and after meeting Alikhani, came up with the idea of sourcing hard-to-find fashion and accessories from the remote corners of the globe. “I studied human rights in Columbia University, and I believe what we are doing is an extension of that,” Alikhani puts in. “We are committed to finding ethically sourced materials, for them to be made in proper work conditions and to pay craftsman, artisans, and weavers a fair price.”