Meet Your Makers

                                                 

ARWAY collections are inspired by the main three tribal groups (Mande, Mel, and Kru) and individuals in Liberia, and the authenticity of their traditions. Each item is uniquely designed in the bliss of the night or the wee hours of the mornings. Once completed, our Designer maneuver to different parts of Monrovia to meet with our various Artists. As our designs are unique, every component is designed to ensure each Artist utilizes his/her skills, additionally, ALL can benefit economically. She starts her journey with the Bag Makers, after hours of adding and subtracting they conclude. She skids over to the wood Carver with stencils and patterns, he carefully carves out each stencil. In between, she talks to the Painter, Vendors, BAs, etc. After a few weeks, our products are at your disposal. Thanks to……….

Abdul
Tailor
"Sewing is what I do for a living, but it's more than that, it about gaining others trust."

Emmanuel
Tailor 
A protege of a Liberia fashionista, he has effectively grasped the art of threading in all aspects. He believes it is calling, and hope to someday own a fashion house.

Frank
Painter
"He was born to be an artist," said a colleague. Frank started drawing from an early age. He is known to be one of the best Artists in Liberia. He is currently working at Heritage newspaper, and freelance when the calling is right.

Konneh
Carver 
From a young age, Konneh's' father thought him the art of woodcarving. Over the years Konah has mastered the art, and currently utilizing his skill to carve several items using various wood originating from West Africa.

Mamadou 
Bag Maker
My father inspired me to become a professional handbag maker. At the age of fifteen, I decided to perfect the art of bag making. Making bags is not just about earning a living, but leaving a legacy for my children to one day follow.

Marit
Designer 
"The manifestation of an idea from theory to actuality are moments I cherish"-Marit. Liberian born, worldly raised, fashion impacted, and cultural rapt. Her passion to utilize art as a tool for economic empowerment led her to start ARWAY.

Emmanuel sewing baby dresses



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SHIPPING/RETURNS

SHIPPING Worldwide shipping is available, but due to the wide array of prices base on location, the price must be negotiated via phone or email to guarantee your satisfaction. Free Shipping and handling on all international orders over 300usd. Free 5 days shipping on orders placed in USA/Liberia. 10usd extra for two(2)days shipping in the USA RETURNS Not satisfied with your order, return the item(s) in the same condition within 5 business days or only pay $1 restocking fee.

DISCLAIMER

1. All items are unique and handmade, meaning no two items will be exactly alike. Interior/exterior Ankara(African print) of bags will always differ, but styles remain the same. 2. Actual colors can be slightly different than shown in the picture. 3. Please feel free to ask any questions before you purchase to ensure a good experience on both sides. 4. Since this is a small business, all sales will be considered as-is and final - but we will be happy to discuss any issues and try to find an amicable solution where feasible. 5. Taxes are paid per the laws of the host country. 6. Prices online vary from an in-house display, fairs, and private viewing.