About us

About us

Our Story

Fashion and nature, ethics and aesthetics, luxury and sustainability: far from being an unlikely combination, this is the heart of the
Made For A Woman project.
Our journey starts in 2019 in Madagascar, where talented artisans use raphia, a locally sourced natural fiber,
to create one-of-a-kind bags, hats, and accessories.

Our creations are the result of a fully transparent and sustainable business model: everything is made in-house
to ensure that every step of the process reflects our mission and values.
We mostly work with vulnerable women, who we aim to
empower and support with living wages and a wide range of benefits to help them build a better future for themselves and their families.

Everything we make is for them, for you, and for our planet.

“Each of our creations is a unique work of art,
just like the women who make them.”

EILEEN AKBARALY

“Each of our creations is a unique work of art,
just like the women who make them.”

EILEEN AKBARALY

The Founder

Eileen Akbaraly is an Italian Indian designer and entrepreneur.
Born in 1994 in Madagascar, where she grew up, she still calls “the Red Island” her home:
after working with several humanitarian organizations and completing her
studies in Fashion Business and Global Communications, she founded
Made For A Woman to combine her love of fashion, her respect for Nature and biodiversity,
and her deep connection to Madagascar and its people.

The Founder

Eileen Akbaraly is an Italian Indian designer and entrepreneur. Born in 1994 in Madagascar, where she grew up, she still calls “the Red Island” her home: after working with several humanitarian organizations and completing her studies in Fashion Business and Global Communications, she founded Made For A Woman to combine her love of fashion, her respect for Nature and biodiversity, and her deep connection to Madagascar and its people.

“We are more than just a brand:
our mission is to change the world, one creation at a time.”

EILEEN AKBARALY

“We are more than
just a brand:
our mission is to change the world, one creation at a time.”

EILEEN AKBARALY