Thousand Hills Hotel – A women project

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Thousand Hills Hotel – A women project

In August 2014, the Ibaba Rwanda workshop delivered a special order of 112 bed throws and 224 pillows, prepared for the Hôtel des Mille Collines in Kigali. All the patterns were exclusively designed for the Hotel des Mille Collines, and hand-embroidered in the workshop. For the creation of this collection, the artistic director of the workshop, Veronique Gamard, got her inspiration from traditional Rwandese patterns and added a modern touch using unique color combinations that are the Ibaba Rwanda trademark.
Mrs Rwayitare, the owner of the Hôtel des Mille Collines, had been seduced by the project of reopening the workshop, which had closed down for the past 20 years. She took it as a personal commitment to help the women of the Rutongo village in their initiative. The order made by the Hotel des Mille Colline kept the workshop busy for a full year and led to the hiring of about twenty new women.