Our product development team came to the village of West African village of Ndem to collaborate in the town workshop with self-taught wire artisan, Mbaye. Working side by side with Mbaye on a dirt floor, our designers developed scribble-like wire circles. Encapsulated in Varia Ecoresin®, the loose grid of hand-formed circular shapes of Pogo strike a delicate balance between order and whimsy.
Beyond product sourcing, the 3form Full Circle program supports the ongoing education of the people in this region of Senegal to become increasingly self reliant. 3form funds and oversees several programs to improve living conditions in and around Ndem, Senegal. 3form implemented self-sustaining micro-savings groups. These structured assemblies enable women in the community to support each other when financial needs arise—without any outside funding. Additionally, 3form supports the local community with specially engineered, solar-powered cell phone chargers. Providing power for communication between those working in the surrounding urban areas and their families, these cell phone chargers secure a small fee giving the women who manage them a much-needed source of income.