Ramafrique is a Ghanaian fashion brand that seeks to unite the world using African prints and patterns. We are the leading manufacturer of African print accessories mainly bags and the ace production hub for general bag souvenirs for events and conferences.
Over these 7 years of working on this brand, we have been privileged to work with various individuals across the world and diverse companies in Ghana and West Africa at large.
We has also initiated projects and products, notable amongst them RAMAPLAST and KHAYA respectively. We are a brand fully in support of clean water and sanitation (SDG 6) and positive climate action (SDG 13)
RAMAPLAST is a Ramafrique initiative, geared towards curbing the sanitation crisis GHANA and the world at large faces. Here, plastic waste are combined with African print to produce go to bags for various age groups and periodic sensitization of schools are done.
Statistics shows that plastic waste takes up to a thousand years to decompose, however 73% of the country’s plastic waste remains unused. These pollutants choke up gutters causing flooding, epidemic outbreak and in extreme cases loss of precious lives. Over the years, I have witnessed plastic waste swallow the entire country, leaving animals and man in a consistent battle with these pollutants for a healthier space and best of survival. Thus THE RAMAPAST AGENDA.
The Ghana climate is made up of dry and wet seasons; wet season comprising of heavy and light rains. However the constant depletion of ozone layer through excessive burning, climate has been negatively affected. Productivity in various sectors of the economy slows down and sense of discomfort keeps creeping in. Notable among crafts affected is the cane weaving industry. This industry makes use of very dry cane to create beautiful furniture and other artefacts
Unfortunately, climate change has affected our collection, KHAYA. Khaya is a bag collection that blends African print and woven cane to produce vintage ladies bag. Over the months however, production has been brought to a halt due to the cane never drying up. The weavers bitterly lamented that, the inconsistent nature of the climate has made harvesting and drying the cane the natural and cheapest
way impossible. When the cane needs to be dried, it ends up raining heavily and when the rains are needed to properly grow the plants, the sun scorches so hard. This affects their quality of work and reduces efficiency.
The RAMAPLAST agenda is in line with SDG 6 and coherently, SDG 13. In Ghana, the almost normal way of dealing with plastic waste is through burning. This act is not only harmful to the health of individuals, but in also negatively affects the soil and depletes the ozone layer, the earth’s blanket. By using plastic waste to manufacture bags, we improve the quality of water by reducing pollution, keep the environment safe and hygienic for habitation as well as ensuring proper climate action.