About Us

Ethiopian-born New Yorker Manale Dagnew is the Creative Director and Founder of Manalè, and Manale International. Having spent most of her career in New York and Paris designing the highly recognized Manalè label, couture wedding gowns and evening wear. In 2017 Manale was inspired to use her fashion background, combining the timeless beauty of Ethiopian art and textiles with her mission to better support the country’s rural communities.


The heart and soul of the Manalè fashion for philanthropy brand are born from a love of creating authentic beautiful, eco-conscious apparel and accessories, aimed at inspiring individuals to look beyond products that have an everlasting life-enhancing quality. Manalè strives to provide all clients with an individual shopping experience through authenticity and responsibility. We desire to make a positive impact on the livelihood of children in rural Ethiopia.


Manale International is committed to fashion for philanthropy and is dedicating proceeds and support towards rebuilding the Dil-Ayen School in Ethiopia.