Mariama Camara, the visionary behind KANAFRIK, has emerged as a prominent figure in the fashion, philanthropy, and entrepreneurial arenas. Her influential presence resonates across Africa and beyond. Rooted in humanitarian values, Mariama is an entrepreneur, fashion/textile designer, and a fierce advocate for women, artisans, and sustainability. Currently based in New York City, she has established herself as a force to be reckoned with.

Mariama's unwavering commitment to economic empowerment, dignity, and environmental sustainability within the African fashion industry is evident through her numerous ventures. She is the driving force behind Mariama Fashion Production (MFP), a leading company specializing in African handmade sustainable textiles and accessories. Under her own eponymous brand, MARIAMA CAMARA, she continues to create designs that embody the essence of sustainability.

Not stopping at fashion, Mariama Camara has taken her passion a step further by opening KANAFRIK, Africa's pioneering chain of sustainable stores. These establishments showcase natural food and beauty products, celebrating the bountiful resources of the continent.

Beyond her entrepreneurial endeavors, Mariama is a dedicated activist and captivating public speaker. Her advocacy for women, girls, and artisan rights has garnered international recognition. She has graced esteemed platforms like the Oslo Freedom Forum, TEDx Talk, African Union Heads of State conference, and the United Nations, using her voice to effect positive change. In her pursuit of empowering and amplifying social activists, she founded RAW REAL TALKS, a global platform for thought-provoking discussions.

Mariama's groundbreaking work has earned her widespread acclaim, with leading media outlets and organizations shining a spotlight on her achievements. Notable features include CNN African Voice's "Changemakers," BBC News, TV5 Monde, and Forbes Africa. Her impact has also been acknowledged through prestigious power lists, including her recognition as one of the 500 Most Influential Africans in the world. Recently, Mariama Camara was honored for her conscious fashion campaign, being among the ten women transforming the industry for people and our planet, showcased on billboards in Times Square and throughout New York  City.