We are so excited to announce that Mango + Main is now a member of the Trade + Impact Association!
Trade + Impact is a collaborative global community with a focus on women-led social enterprises in Africa & the Middle East! We are honored to be a part of this organization that is breaking down barriers to trade and empowering women across the globe!
Last week on International Women's Day, we partnered with other association members to celebrate our women artisan partners across the globe! Check out this wonderful blog post... you might recognize some familiar faces from Mango + Main and Umucyo Sewing Cooperative!
We’re celebrating all of the strong, talented women that we have the privilege of working alongside in Rwanda, Haiti, and Peru! These ladies... oh how I wish you could see their faces when they share their stories! They WORK HARD to change the future for their children and they take so much pride in the fact that THEY can be one who brings home a paycheck! These women are literally changing their communities by sending the next generation to school, purchasing water filters for their homes, & paying for medical expenses. The men in their lives no longer look at them from a position of power... they are starting to look at them as EQUALS! It’s an amazing thing to see!!
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If you're like us, you're on the hunt for unique, handmade gifts this holiday season! You love shopping from small business owners and making an impact locally + globally with your purchasing power!
That's why we've put together a list of our 20 favorite fair trade products under $40... so you can find something for everyone on your list!
by Brie McNeal of Ethically Curated
Investing in social enterprises and other local markets can help Rwanda continue to grow as an international player without relying on financial aid.
There have been some recent changes in the business and trade sectors making it hard for small businesses to thrive. Similar to restraints in India, renting space, investing in machines and other inputs, prevent many from being successful when creating products for international markets.
Recently, there has been a surge of Ankara textiles (or more commonly dutch wax print) in the fashion scene. This has provided tremendous opportunity for artisans to obtain dignified jobs that can provided consistent work.
Consumers can participate in this by buying from organizations that partner with these businesses.