OUR IMPACT

CREATING NEW LIVES FOR REFUGEES ONE STEP AT A TIME

We support refugees with employment, housing, scholarships, and more

$45,000

total donated to refugees since 2018

$102,100

Invested in changing the narrative

500+

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.

SYDOM & Epimonia Partnership Team Photo of Teenagers Wearing Basketball Uniforms
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SUSTAINABILITY

We clean the beaches by collecting unusable life jackets previously worn by refugees seeking a better life.

THOUGHTFUL DESIGN

We're committed to designing each of our products using high-quality materials that showcase our recycled life jackets.

uplift

We use our platform to uplift refugees at every level by partnering with community leaders or directly supporting refugees.

Refugee Models Wearing Epimonia Life Jacket Sweatshirts and Hats

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.

SYDOM & Epimonia Partnership Basketball Team Photo

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Refugee Models Wearing Epimonia Poem Cream Sweatshirt for New York Fashion Week

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK

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OUR PRESS

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