Who we areThe logo of DOKMAI RWANDA® shows the frangipani flower in the colours of the Rwandan flag
Dokmai had been founded in 2014 as a private, family owned limited company by Mrs UMUNYANA Bernadette
Dokmai Rwanda is a newcomer in Rwanda, but the company has its roots in Laos.
For 8 years Dokmai produced Fair Trade handmade goods, specializing in hand-woven and naturally dyed silk products following both traditional styles and en vogue fashion.
In 2014, Bernadette Umunyana left South East Asia and decided to restart a new handicraft business aiming at attracting the attention of the international community for the beauty of Rwanda through promotion of exquisite handicraft products inspired by the splendor of the country of a thousand hills.
After a survey of the existing local handicraft market and of potential opportunities and niches Mrs Umunyana decided that the leather fashion sector was most promising to attract local and also international customers. Today, Dokmai Rwanda is pushing forward a "Made in Rwanda" aesthetic by working with local artisan using local raw materials
Our products are handmade with passion in Rwanda by skilled leather female and male craftspeople, many of whom trained on-site
Our objectives are
- To provide our customers with a one of-a–kind product that is made to last.
- To establish “Made in Rwanda” as internationally recognized label for high quality standards and value for money.
- To create jobs in gender inclusive, nondiscriminatory manner with a special attention to unemployed youth to be trained in-house
DOKMAI Rwanda adheres to the principles of WOMEN EMPOWERMENT, FAIR TRADE, and of entrepreneurial social and environmental responsibility.
Leather used by DOKMAI RWANDA meets the EU REACH directive with regard to toxic chemical residues.
Our PINATEX product series and our eco leather line do not contain elements of animal origin and meet the expectations of customers with a vegan live style worried of animal welfare
Our canvas products are water repellant made for adventure in bad weather conditions