The Adara Foundation and TAN Collaborate demonstrates how women can join
forces to create significant market opportunities for low-income women.
The collection features a selection of styles by TAN, which utilizes a
delicate blend of modern sophistication and glamour, offered at the
right price point.
All the textiles used in the collection were
painstakingly designed, hand painted and printed by 24 women who as a
result of the collaboration are benefiting improved income and hopefully
broader markets for their skills and textiles.
Through EWARE (Empowering Women in Arts and Related Enterprises), Adara
Foundation trains financially challenged women to be skilled artisans,
knowledgeable about and able to produce and trade profitably in the best
quality adire, tie and dye and batik paint.
EWARE women are trained by
some of the leading textile artists in Nigeria. Over 200 women have been
trained since the program launch in 2017. Adara was founded in 2015 and
has impacted over 6,000 families through its skills acquisition
development and access to health and education programs.
TAN by Tiffany Amber is the diffusion line of the iconic African
lifestyle brand, Tiffany Amber. TAN aims to be more accessible to women
and girls across Africa while still carrying the heritage of the anchor
brand, Tiffany Amber. TAN mixes a blend of modern designs with the
culture and creativity of our fast growing continent by sourcing locally
produced inputs and partnering with local and African artists and
artisans to deliver fashionable and culturally authentic products.
Tiffany Amber and Adara Foundation share a common goal in deepening the
fashion industry in Nigeria by creating a platform for creative fabric
design led by women, hence, the Adara Foundation and TAN Collaborate.
Adara Foundation’s mission is to contribute to the development of
Africa by catalyzing innovative development and transformation of women,
the arts and education. The economic empowerment and financial
independence of women is a core pillar of our work and we aim to reduce
women’s vulnerabilities while boosting their skills and employ-ability
in key economic sectors in Africa, including power, housing,
agriculture, and arts and culture.
We adopt a holistic approach to
women’s empowerment, exposing beneficiaries to skills training,
health access, health education, financial education, and market access
EWARE, Adara Foundation’s flagship skills acquisition program, trains
financially challenged women to be skilled textile artisans,
knowledgeable about, and able to produce and trade profitably in the
best quality tie & dye and batik prints. The intensive and hands-on
workshops epitomize the Foundation’s holistic approach to women’s
empowerment, exposing beneficiaries to skills training, health access,
health education, financial education, and market access opportunities.
It’s Access to Markets program works to identify sustainable and
viable markets for the textile designs of EWARE graduates and Adara
Foundation’s partnership with Tiffany Amber Nigeria provides a unique
platform for women to join forces to create significant market
opportunities for low-income women.
EWARE is offered at no cost to participating women and the Foundation
works to eliminate barriers to participation by providing transportation
allowance and a good balanced meal throughout the duration of the
trainings. Over 200 women have been trained since program launch in
2017. EWARE is delivered in partnership with Nike Art Center
Foundation, a leading arts institution in Nigeria.
The Adara Foundation and TAN Collaborate by Tiffany Amber Nigeria line launch event is proudly
supported by the following women led organizations — Wott to Eat, The
Event Design Studio, Creative Accents and Koko’s Cookies.