Ujasiri was founded by two African graduate students, who were born and raised in Cameroon. As we grew up we have constantly been around artists that are locally called tailors. Most of them have spent their whole life perfecting their craft, and more often than not, those skills are passed down several generations. Even though those people devote incredible energy, time and passion to their craft, they are not always recognized by society in Africa or elsewhere.
Seeing this indisputable potential for promoting our art, beauty and culture, we decided in 2017 to provide for them a platform for their artwork to reach the world, thus ensuring that they can live from their craft. Seeing as we ourselves are passionate about african culture and art, we are also very involved with our craftsmen and women in the design of the pieces presented by Ujasiri.