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We are unlocking the transformative power of fashion to #endrapeinwar and uplift survivors

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

is home to the 21st century's most precious

minerals. This fuels antagonistic appetites,

locally and internationally. As a result,

the country has been embroiled in

conflict for 25 years. This has

subjected women, men and children to

innumerable atrocities, including

sexual violence.

Our Partner Panzi Hospital

Dr. Denis Mukwege (2018 Nobel Peace Prize

Laureate) opened Panzi Hospital in Bukavu,

DRC in 1999. As the war continued, violence

intensified and women were raped with

increasing brutality. To date, Panzi Hospital

has treated more than 85,000 women suffering

from rape- or birth-related complications.

Holistic Healing

Survivors often experience deep

psychological trauma and are rejected

by their communities due to the cultural

stigma of rape. Dr. Mukwege developed

the four-pillar “Panzi Model” of holistic

healing, which combines medical treatment,

psychological care, access to legal services,

and socioeconomic support through

education and job skills training.

Your Impact

Your clothes mean something. Your purchase

from Congo Clothing Company provides the

funding for our MIT developed impact

framework: the C³ method. We combine communication, capacity and continuous support to set survivors on a path to renewal. Our value proposition

is simple, look good and do good.

Inspired by tradition

We use fashion as an advocacy tool. Our

patterns are reminiscent of the Kuba Kingdom

— a 17th century kingdom that was based in

the Southeastern part of today’s Democratic

Republic of Congo where women were

famous for their artistic use of geometric

patterns.

I pledge to
#endrapeinwar

Fill out the form below and join our global
community! You will receive your pledge
card via email.

FAQs

Our clothing is currently manufactured at an ethical factory in Colombia. Due to the conflict and instability in the DRC, the country does not offer an optimal environment for manufacturing. 

We selected Colombia due to its robust manufacturing industry, and its history of overcoming systemic violence. We believe Colombia’s turnaround and economic recovery can serve as a blueprint for the DRC.

We donate 10% of our profit to fund training programs at Panzi Hospital to upskill survivors. Additionally,  your purchase helps to provide each participant with a sewing machine. In the future, we plan to integrate the survivors into our supply chain and provide them with a living wage.

We are currently working with the MIT D-Lab to prototype products that can be made in the Congo.

Spreading awareness of the issue always helps. If you would like to make a pledge to #endrapeinwar, please click here.

You can also make a direct donation to the Panzi Foundation on our website at checkout or at https://panzifoundation.org/.

Our logo represents the essence of what we stand for. Broken apart, its pieces each tell their own story. Our zigzag represents patterns from the Kuba culture of the DRC as well as tortuous journeys that led many Congolese women to the beds of Panzi Hospital. Our straight lines symbolize purpose and firmness of character in the midst of chaos. Resilience is the sum of its parts. We tell stories of women that are broken but not destroyed. Ultimately, Congo Clothing Company is about hope.

We are unlocking the transformative power of fashion to #endrapeinwar and uplift survivors

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

is home to the 21st century's most precious

minerals. This fuels antagonistic appetites,

locally and internationally. As a result,

the country has been embroiled in

conflict for 25 years. This has

subjected women, men and children to

innumerable atrocities, including

sexual violence.

Our Partner Panzi Hospital

Dr. Denis Mukwege (2018 Nobel Peace Prize

Laureate) opened Panzi Hospital in Bukavu,

DRC in 1999. As the war continued, violence

intensified and women were raped with

increasing brutality. To date, Panzi Hospital

has treated more than 85,000 women suffering

from rape- or birth-related complications.

Holistic Healing

Survivors often experience deep

psychological trauma and are rejected

by their communities due to the cultural

stigma of rape. Dr. Mukwege developed

the four-pillar “Panzi Model” of holistic

healing, which combines medical treatment,

psychological care, access to legal services,

and socioeconomic support through

education and job skills training.

Your Impact

Your clothes mean something. Your purchase

from Congo Clothing Company provides the

funding for our MIT developed impact

framework: the C³ method. We combine communication, capacity and continuous support to set survivors on a path to renewal. Our value proposition

is simple, look good and do good.

Inspired by tradition

We use fashion as an advocacy tool. Our

patterns are reminiscent of the Kuba Kingdom

— a 17th century kingdom that was based in

the Southeastern part of today’s Democratic

Republic of Congo where women were

famous for their artistic use of geometric

patterns.

I pledge to
#endrapeinwar

Fill out the form below and join our global
community! You will receive your pledge
card via email

FAQs

Our clothing is currently manufactured at an ethical factory in Colombia. Due to the conflict and instability in the DRC, the country does not offer an optimal environment for manufacturing. 

We selected Colombia due to its robust manufacturing industry, and its history of overcoming systemic violence. We believe Colombia’s turnaround and economic recovery can serve as a blueprint for the DRC.

We donate 10% of our profit to fund training programs at Panzi Hospital to upskill survivors. Additionally,  your purchase helps to provide each participant with a sewing machine. In the future, we plan to integrate the survivors into our supply chain and provide them with a living wage.

We are currently working with the MIT D-Lab to prototype products that can be made in the Congo.

Spreading awareness of the issue always helps. If you would like to make a pledge to #endrapeinwar, please click here.

You can also make a direct donation to the Panzi Foundation on our website at checkout or at https://panzifoundation.org/.

Our logo represents the essence of what we stand for. Broken apart, its pieces each tell their own story. Our zigzag represents patterns from the Kuba culture of the DRC as well as tortuous journeys that led many Congolese women to the beds of Panzi Hospital. Our straight lines symbolize purpose and firmness of character in the midst of chaos. Resilience is the sum of its parts. We tell stories of women that are broken but not destroyed. Ultimately, Congo Clothing Company is about hope.