STUDIO ONE EIGHTY NINE is a social enterprise created by Rosario Dawson and Abrima Erwiah that consist of creatives that seeks to provide a platform to help promote and curate African and African-inspired content through an ecommerce shopping site, a supporting agency and an artisan produced fashion collection, called FASHION RISING COLLECTION, launched in support of V-Day’s One Billion Rising. The social impact brand focuses on creating opportunities for empowerment, education and employment of artisans and creatives. Using traditional African heritage creative skills to create beautiful authentic African fabric prints in Batiks and Tie-dye in Ghana to produce ready-to-wear women and menswear fashion collections and accessories. The mission of Studio One Eighty Nine and the idea for Fashion Rising, took shape following a trip with V-Day in February, 2011, through Kenya, Burundi and Rwanda to Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of Congo for the opening of the City of Joy.