Need a face mask? Support a refugee entrepreneur by ordering #RefugeeMadeMasks from them!
Refugee entrepreneurs are stepping up to meet the needs of our community during this difficult time by creating face masks. Unfortunately, many refugee entrepreneurs have had to close storefronts or miss sales due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With many Arizona cities requiring face masks, now is the perfect time to support a refugee owned business.
Order from each entrepreneur by calling the number listed. Prices and inventory may vary.
Lincy, Lincy Sopall Designs and Alterations, 480-795-9738
Lincy was forced to flee Honduras due to severe and constant persecution for being transgender. She was granted asylum and now lives in Phoenix, where she started her own alterations and fashion design business. Lincy had her clothing designs featured in a recent fashion show.
Lincy's face masks are designed in a variety of colors and patterns. Place an order for your #RefugeeMadeMasks with Lincy at 480-795-9738!
Angelique, Bushe Alterations, 480-227-2087
Angelique came to the United States as a refugee in 2014 from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, alongside her mother and siblings. An entrepreneur at heart, her business experience began with selling food in her home country as a teenager. Since arriving in the United States, Angelique has worked diligently to develop her own business, Bushe Alterations, selling African cultural clothing and providing clothing alterations.
Angelique's face masks use traditional African fabrics for a bold and vibrant look. Place an order for #RefugeeMadeMasks from Bushe Alterations at 480-228-2087!
Sam, Kam's Alterations, 623-418-3911
Sam is a refugee from Liberia. Prior to arriving in the US, he worked as a high fashion tailor in Egypt and the Ivory Coast. He now uses those skills to create custom suits and dresses at his shop in Phoenix, Kam's Alterations.
Sam's face masks use African cultural patterns from West Africa. Place your order for #RefugeeMadeMasks from Kam's Alterations at 623-418-3911!
Perodin, B&R African Styles, 602-410-8064
Perodin came to the United States in 2006 as a refugee from Burundi. His business journey began by selling clothes in Burundi at the age of ten. Here in the United States, Perodin started his own clothing company, B&R African Styles. Through B&R African Styles, he sells a variety of traditional African clothing and accessories, including dashikis, dresses, swimsuits, and oils.
Perodin's face masks are made with modern styles as well as traditional fabrics from Central Africa. Order your #RefugeeMadeMasks from B&R African Styles at 602-410-8064!
Sulaiman, Elegant Draperies, 602-672-0451
Sulaiman came to the United States as a refugee from Syria in 2015 alongside his family. He launched his business, Elegant Draperies, in 2019 located in Chandler, AZ. Sulaiman uses the skills he learned in his home country to create custom curtains and other drapes.
Sulaiman recently began making masks in order to meet the needs of the community. Place your order for #RefugeeMadeMasks at 602-672-0451!