Founded by Tanya and Scott Donahue, Mango + Moose is a socially conscious fashion and lifestyle brand, with the purpose of providing opportunities for communities, families, and individuals to thrive.
After owning and operating several successful companies in Canada, Scott and Tanya decided that it was time to share and use these skills in the developing world. It was then that their family moved to Haiti full-time. Relying on the founding principles of integrity, humility and collaboration, they worked within the community of Mirebalais, Haiti, undertaking several business development projects.
After twenty years of marriage, it was time to marry their hearts for people and business ingenuity in one collective place. Mango + Moose was born as a result of their time in Haiti and their subsequent return to Kelowna, BC.
As of 2018, they have partnered with 13 artisan groups in 9 countries: Canada, Haiti, Mali, Nepal, Kenya, India, Guatemala, Vietnam, as well as South East Asia.
Mango + Moose offers products that are exclusively created and developed through ethical practices. They work individually and within artisan partnerships to ensure that they provide unique, high-quality designs for their customers. Every purchase of Mango + Moose’s products are directly impacting artisans by providing a living wage, opportunities, and the ability to flourish.
The Donahues believe in helping families to stay together whenever possible. As parents of four children, two of whom are adopted, they understand the importance of mothers and fathers having sustainable, dignified employment; as well as care for their children, providing for their kids’ needs themselves, without reliance on international aide. It is the Donahues’ belief that, for this to happen, opportunities must be created for families – for education, nourishment, and respect for both who they are as people, and their cultural values.
Tanya says, “[We] never assume to know the whole story, to ever imagine that we have all the answers, or wish to be a part of misappropriation. Our work is simply in partnership – by linking arms with individuals and organizations, our collaborations produce the finest of designs…vibrantly reflecting the beauty of being human.”
Through a collective position, the goal of the Mango + Moose team is to bring awareness and revolution to the worldwide marketplace. They believe in making the world a little brighter each day – together.