CREATING NEW LIVES FOR REFUGEES ONE STEP AT A TIME
We support refugees with employment, housing, scholarships, and more
total donated to refugees since 2018
Invested in changing the narrative
RECYCLED LIFE JACKETS
EMPOWERING REFUGEES THROUGH FASHION
Epimonía is a refugee-founded fashion label with a central mission of supporting refugees. We upcycle material from life jackets that were worn by refugees on the Mediterranean Sea and discarded upon arrival in Greece.
All of our products not only serve as a symbolic gesture of support and solidarity for refugees around the world, but we have multiple campaigns and partnerships that have tangible impacts on the lives of refugees.
We clean the beaches by collecting unusable life jackets previously worn by refugees seeking a better life.
We're committed to designing each of our products using high-quality materials that showcase our recycled life jackets.
We use our platform to uplift refugees at every level by partnering with community leaders or directly supporting refugees.
Made by refugees
Mohamed Malim is a former Somali refugee who was born in a refugee camp in Kenya. Today he's the founder & creative director of Epimonia.
Mohamed founded Epimonía out of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota as a fashion company dedicated to ensuring that all refugees receive the same level of support that he and his family felt when they arrived in the U.S. 20 years ago after fleeing the civil war in Somalia in the 1990’s.
CHANGING THE NARRATIVE
We are driven to break down negative stereotypes of refugees often seen in the media. We use our platform to collaborate and partner with refugee organizations, sports teams, artists, and more to share inspiring refugee stories. Our goal is to create awareness and elevate the global refugee community.