Children’s Dress

A lovely dress perfect for a little girl who loves animals! These beautiful hand-printed dresses are light and comfortable with a lovely bow at the back. Please be aware that because of the handmade nature of the product, the design and colours may vary slightly from the image shown. Carefully and lovingly hand-printed and sewn by artisans in Iringa, Tanzania.


Meet the Artisan

Fidea works at Neema Crafts and helps to make dresses and hand woven bags. She started working at Neema in 2016 and has learnt to make many of the items in the leather collection; the leather shoulder bag, zipped bag and clutch purses. She loves learning how to make so many different things and has made many friends at Neema.

Fidea was born deaf but was so thankful to be able to go to a deaf primary school run by the Catholic Church. She loved my time at school, where I learnt sign language and many other things. After finishing at this school I started at a mixed (hearing and deaf) secondary school, but it was too difficult for me to follow the lessons so sadly I could not continue.

Her sister has always looked after her, and she helped me to enroll on a sewing course in Morogoro where she learnt embroidery. She decorated table cloths and wall decorations with little embroidered flowers. This provided her with some work, which she was happy about, but it was not regular. Then she heard about the Neema Crafts tailoring course and so moved to Iringa to attend. Once she had completed the course, she was offered a full time job here in the tailoring department. “I have been here for over 2 years now and I am very happy.”