Maison Gil handcrafts sustainable, made-to-order premium leather shoes, to accentuate your outfit, by adding personality to your style. Their style is inspired by the rich Rwandan and African heritage blended with a modern-day touch.
In 2017, imports of leather and footwear reached $9.8 billion, increasing by 10.7% from 2016. With high-quality leather and original designs, Maison Gil can break into the growing Chinese leather footwear market.
1000 Hills Distillery
1000 Hills produces unique Made in Rwanda – including, triple distilled liquors, a Coffee Liqueur, Vodka, Light Spiced Rum, London Dry Gin, Macadamia Nut Liqueur and Single Malt Whisky! They also produce a variety of infused coffees with their liquors! 1000 Hills is also East Africa’s first craft distillery!
Social impact is at the heart of 1000 Hills work. Located in Rwanda, they source materials locally, thus supporting micro and small businesses. They work with leading international development agencies in Rwanda which are offering technical training to smallholder farmers so they can use our distillers’ residues to increase their crop and livestock production. They also turn the Methanol by-product into a low-cost mosquito repellent.
The spirit industry in China is continuously growing as disposable incomes grow. In 2019, China’s alcohol market reached USD 175 billion! This offers a great opportunity for brands like 1000 Hills – who also create a positive social impact in Rwanda!