At Pink Ubuntu, we believe human empathy and integrity represent elegance in its purest form. By helping to raise the standard for the garment industry in Africa, we aim to make this ideal available to fashion brands and customers around the world, making garments which represent the very best, from ethics to aesthetics.
Our founder Maryse Mbonyumutwa has more than 25 years’ experience in the garment industry. She brings all of this experience, and her own positive intentions, to this unique opportunity – a chance to learn from the mistakes of the past, and create the industry of the future. By beginning with a blank page, Pink Ubuntu will help to set a new standard for how the garment industry will operate in Africa.
We aim to do this by embodying the four pillars of sustainability – of people, planet, purpose and profit – in all aspects of our organisation. This extends from the resources we use to the individuals who work for us, and the education we provide for the next generation.
In order to achieve these ambitious ideas, we have focused on nine of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals which we consider to be a priority for our workers, plus one of our own creation, and set out a scheme of tangible actions to take place to advance each of them over the next five years. Our journey has already begun: for Pink Mango C&D Group, the first step is the most important one of all.
Maryse Mbonyumutwa Mukangabo