Malagasy designer Eileen Akbaraly honored at Cannes



Malagasy designer Eileen Akbaraly honored at Cannes

Cannes (France), first place in world press coverage thanks to its famous film festival, platform of global influence, has just hosted the 5th Better World Fund edition. On the podium, Eileen Akbaraly, founder of Made For A Woman (, reaffirmed her entrepreneurial and creative commitment to an innovative project, respectful of nature and deeply human. He received the BWF Unity Peace Award.

A stone’s throw from the “summer palace” of Spike Lee, the splendid president of what is, in mid-July, the most important crossroads for the celebrities of the planet, an awareness of tomorrow was invited to this forum of new worlds. This was an opportunity for the young raffia and palm handicraft brand from Madagascar to promote their values ​​and ambitions.

Invited to speak at this day’s opening high-level ‘Mastermind’ advocacy session presented by the French endowment fund Better World, Eileen Akbaraly challenged the public regarding the modern mission of companies. “Customers want transparency about the origin of materials, products that have meaning, an identity inseparable from their territory. The act of buying is aligned with a certain relationship with the world that values ​​human action and shows a natural balance ”.

It is a breakthrough for all economic and creative actors from the South and North, confirmed by the presence of other panelists such as the OECD advisor Louis Maréchal, the president of the René Moawad Foundation, Michel Moawad from Lebanon, the geopolitical Mikaa Mered , Ghanaian politician Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah, and even international lawyer Stéphane Brabant.

During the evening, several hundred prestigious guests were able to appreciate the immanent beauty of Made For A Woman’s unique works, produced in the brand’s workshops in Madagascar. Bags, robes and hats, handcrafted in the tradition of Madagascar’s living heritage and colored without heavy metals or dangerous chemicals, bear witness to the desire to magnify this inseparable bond between nature, the women and men who inherit it. and the daring and daring part called intelligence in action. The traceability was illustrated by Geoffrey Gaspard’s film “Raphia’s Journey”, produced by Eileen Akbaraly, which was presented to guests on the Croisette.

At the end of the event, Eileen Akbaraly received the Unity Peace award [Best Commitment] of the Union-Life International collective.

Created by Manuel Collas de La Roche as a forum conducive to the promotion of peace, solidarity and humanism, the Fund for a Better World celebrated its 5th edition in the prestigious framework of the 74th Cannes film festival. Over the years, it has honored personalities of international rank such as Jean-Michel Cousteau, Mary J. Blige, Denis Mukwege, Forest Whitaker and His Royal Highness Prince Albert.

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