H O W M A N G O + M O O S E C A M E T O B E
Founded by Tanya Donahue, Mango + Moose is a socially conscious lifestyle brand, with the purpose of supporting initiatives for families, individuals and communities to thrive. Tanya believes in helping families stay together whenever possible. As a parent of four children, two of whom are adopted, she understands the importance of mothers and fathers having sustainable, dignified employment.
Having worked as entrepreneurs for many years, Tanya and her husband Scott decided to share and use these skills in the developing world. They packed up their family and moved to Haiti, the birthplace of their daughters. Relying on the founding principles of integrity, humility, and collaboration, they worked within the community of Mirebalais, Haiti, undertaking several business development projects.
Mango + Moose was born as a result of their time in Haiti and their subsequent return to Kelowna, BC. Tanya has combined her heart for people, business ingenuity, and love of design in one collective place. Mango + Moose offers products that are exclusively created and developed through ethical practices. Tanya works with Artisan Groups to provide unique, high-quality designs for her customers. As well she curates from existing collections made by these talented Artisans. Every Mango and Moose purchase contributes to the goal of sustainable employment and additional opportunities for those in vulnerable communities. With the hope to see all families flourish.
As of 2021, Mango and Moose has sourced its collections from 19 Artisan groups in 11 countries:
Canada, Haiti, Mali, Nepal, Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, India,
Guatemala, Vietnam, as well as South East Asia.
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 – linking arms with individuals and organizations. Our collaborators produce the finest of designs…vibrantly reflecting the beauty of being human.”
Through a collective position, the hope of the Mango + Moose team is to provide a larger marketplace for Artisans to share their wares. While providing beautiful products that purchasers feel good about owning.
Making the world a little brighter each day, together.