Our Story

Hi there!

I'm Andra, Romanian by birth, Dutch by marriage, mother of three and founder of MOYO.

In the 9 years we’ve spent in lovely Rotterdam I discovered I have a heart for people and a passion for fashion - the right kind. One sewing course at the Sewing Café in Rotterdam lead me to create minimalistic, simple patterns that I couldn't really find in the stores.

Then, the possibility to travel to Africa arose, and, once there, inspired by the beautiful colors, the rawness of the landscape and the dire need for work - I've taken the steps towards creating a sustainable, minimalistic brand with an African touch - MOYO.

In Swahili MOYO means 'heart/soul'. Because we like to pour our hearts in both people and products, making sure the workers’ wages are fair, the conditions are great, and that there is enough light where they spend most of their days.

At MOYO we use pure, up-cycled fabrics left over from big fashion houses and the local African print cotton. We want to produce and buy everything locally to stimulate job opportunities and promote the craftsmanship of the Kenyan hands.

By wearing MOYO, I hope you feel like you care not only about how you look like, but also the impact your clothes have on the overall environment.

If you want to get in touch, drop me a note at andra@shopmoyo.nl