Our World

OUR FOUNDERS

Muzungu Sisters is Dana Alikhani and Tatiana Casiraghi, friends since 2002 and business partners since 2011. 

THE MEANING OF MUZUNGU

The word Muzungu is originally Swahili, meaning 'wanderer' or 'traveller.'  Early European travellers were often referred to in this manner throughout eastern and central Africa.  'Muzungu' is now a term used in everyday African parlance to refer to foreigners, or white people. 



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OUR STORY

The concept for Muzungu Sisters was born in 2009, when founders and friends, Dana Alikhani and Tatiana Casiraghi, were living in New York. Dana, finishing a master's degree in human rights at Columbia University , wanted to create an online retail ...

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OUR APPROACH

Muzungu Sisters strives to uphold cultural respect and social responsibility, abiding by the principle of leaving behind no 'human footprint'. All of the goods featured on Muzungu Sisters are produced under ethical working conditions. 'We guarantee responsible sourcing practices and do our utmost to ...

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