About

Who are we?

We are Fatsani Dogani and Tariro Mapuranga, co-founders of TaSanni. TaSanni is our dream child; we want to change the lives of artisan families through the creation of jobs and to also help shape the future of Africa's economy and we believe that fashion can play a major role.  

In December 2013 we conceived the idea of launching a clothing line sourced from southern Africa. By designing in the USA but producing in Africa we want to use our passion for fashion as a model for alleviating poverty among hard working artisans in Africa’s fashion industry. Since our inception in 2014, we have created opportunities for 5 artisan families while providing a safe work environment; fair treatment; standard working hours and fair pay wages.  

Our grand vision is to put African countries on the map as a major fashion manufacturing hubs. We presently work with independent tailors in Zimbabwe and Malawi to bring our design concepts to life. Our first collection was fully produced in Zimbabwe using locally sourced materials and labor and our collection below can be found at www.tasanni.com

Samples of our First Collection
Samples of our First Collection

Why do we need your help?

We recently participated in Fashion Week San Diego and placed second in the Top Designer award for our Spring 2016 collection. Our success has meant that we need to employ more tailors to produce our second collection in order to meet our production completion date of April 2016. The funds we raise through your contributions will help us employ 3 more tailors and fulfill our vision one design at a time.  Enjoy watching our FWSD runway show

We have been passionately working on this clothing line for the past 2 years. We acknowledge the path we have chosen in producing in Africa is not an easy one, but we are driven by our passionate desire to give back to a continent we call home. We have been putting in the sleepless hours and have been able to reach all the goals we have been setting for ourselves. Placing second in the Top Designer award in the midst of other talented designers is testament in itself. Help us grow this company to the empire we envision it becoming by pre-ordering one of our designs.  Your support will help us bring opportunities to the talented artisans.

Production Timeline
Production Timeline

*Rewards are available in S, M, L, XL

Spring 2016 Collection Size Cart
Spring 2016 Collection Size Cart
Reward #2: Ethically handmade earrings from Africa
Reward #2: Ethically handmade earrings from Africa
Reward #3: Savanna Flared Skirt
Reward #3: Savanna Flared Skirt
Reward #4: The Zandi Flared Skirt
Reward #4: The Zandi Flared Skirt
Reward #5: The Nozi Sheath Dress
Reward #5: The Nozi Sheath Dress
Reward #6: The Ruwi Sheath Dress
Reward #6: The Ruwi Sheath Dress
Reward #7: The Thandi Flared Dress
Reward #7: The Thandi Flared Dress
Reward #8: Nandi Blazer Dress
Reward #8: Nandi Blazer Dress
Reward #9: The Shupi Flared Dress
Reward #9: The Shupi Flared Dress
             
Reward #10: Mbali Strapless Dress
Reward #10: Mbali Strapless Dress
Reward #11: Tari Peplum Blazer & Skirt
Reward #11: Tari Peplum Blazer & Skirt
Reward #12: Sani Sleeveless Top & Skirt
Reward #12: Sani Sleeveless Top & Skirt
Reward #13: Neli Cropped Cape Top & Skirt
Reward #13: Neli Cropped Cape Top & Skirt
Reward #14: Lindi Long Flowy Dress
Reward #14: Lindi Long Flowy Dress
                 

Risks and challenges

Fabric: As part of our mission to giving back to the economic development of the African continent, we are purchasing our fabric through small local retailers. We strive to provide the fabric shown; however, we may encounter a depletion. In the event this situation arises, we will make an effort to find a similar fabric and immediately contact you with all updates.

Returns/Exchange: We want you to be pleased with your purchase as we advocate excellent customer service. If you are not satisfied with your purchase due to sizing, we will work with you to ensure that you find a comparable piece that you will equally adore.

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    A TaSanni shout out on our social media

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    -A pair of ethically handmade earrings made in Africa. Retail $30.00

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    -Savanna Flared Skirt: Retail $79.99. Beautiful, vibrant print high waist flared skirt that flaunts the creativity and brightness of the African design. Side pockets. Lined

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    The Zandi Flared Skirt: Retail $94.99. High waist flared skirt with an enticing bold print bordered with a rich contrast hem lining with a final touch of satin waist belt. Finished with hidden back zipper. Side pockets. Lined

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    The Nozi Sheath Dress: Retail $149.99. Vibrant and confident, our cap sleeve sheath dress boasts gorgeous swirls of color and standout hem and neckline. Finished with a jewel neck. Hidden back zipper. Back vent. Lined

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    The Ruwi Sheath Dress: Retail $149.99. A vibrant print adds undeniable allure to this sheath dress. We have topped it off with a sleek inverted print front pleat. Finished with a hidden back and side zipper. Lined

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    The Thandi Flared Dress: Retail $174.99. Our ready-to-wear stunner mingles African print with delicate lace for an utterly romantic silhouette. Jewel neck. Sleeveless. Hidden back zipper. Hidden pockets. Lined

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    Nandi Blazer Dress: Retail $174.99. From casual Friday to weekend escape, This sophisticated sultry geometric print blazer dress is the spring must-have.  Sleeveless. Double breasted buttons. Front welt pockets. Lined

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    The Shupi Flared Dress: Retail $174.99. Flared stunner radiates a standout hem and waist. Finished with a jewel next. Sleeveless. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined.

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    Mbali Strapless Dress: Retail $174.99. Regal and ravishing: The flared style flaunts a dreamy silhouette in print and satin with a figure flattering inset waistband.  Finished with a sweetheart neck. Strapless. Hidden side pockets, Hidden back zipper.

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    Tari Peplum Blazer & Skirt: Retail $274.99. Our must-have peplum blazer packs major punch with a striking print double collar and pleated dip hem.  Long sleeves. Nipped waist. One-button front. Lined. 
    Skirt: Our amazing modern style pencil skirt is summer ready. Finished with a high waist bold print band. Hidden back zipper and button. Back vent. Lined

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    Sani Sleeveless Top & Skirt: Retail $274.99. This head-turning style travels from work to weekend- and everything in between. Print v-neck. Sleeveless. Button front. Print belt loops. Self tie belt. Lined
    Skirt: Our flattering pencil skirt scores major style points with slanted side print panels. Back vent. Hidden zipper with top button. Lined

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    Neli Cropped Cape Top & Skirt: Retail $299.99. Bold print cropped cape top with a relaxed fit. Scoop neck. Side zipper.
    Skirt: When solid meets two vibrant print side panels for an ultra flattering fit. The must have modern style pencil skirt boasts a long and lean silhouette that works from day to night.  Finished with a high waist bold print band.  Hidden back zipper. Eye and hook. Back vent.

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    The Lindi Long Flowy Dress: Retail $299.99. Dare to mix? African print bodice that opens into an alluring peep of skin at the midriff. Chiffon banded waist and a long, flowy polka dot print skirt with a center front slit.  Cap sleeve. Exposed back zipper. 

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