Shop for a Cause: Gifts that Help Support HIV+ Artisans in Kenya

Shop for a Cause: Gifts that Help Support HIV+ Artisans in Kenya

Imani Workshops was created by AMPATH in 2005 to provide sustainable income opportunities to HIV-positive women in western Kenya. What started as a small shop, now employs over 100 people. Imani employees now also include individuals with disabilities and more broadly those who receive medical treatment and support from AMPATH. Ninety...

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Upcycled T's Find New Life While Providing Income to Fair Trade Artisans in Africa

Upcycled T's Find New Life While Providing Income to Fair Trade Artisans in Africa

Charitable stores like Goodwill resell gently used clothing at low prices for Americans looking for a bargain. However, when that same clothing is shipped to countries across Africa by the ton and sold in open air markets for highly competitive prices, communities suffer. Local designers, businesses and textile factories cannot compete with the imported fabrics and are shut down resulting in major...

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Design Group Helps Revamp Global Gifts' Line of Fair Trade Products

Design Group Helps Revamp Global Gifts' Line of Fair Trade Products

As fashion trends quickly rise and fall and an increase of ethically-made products are being sold, Global Gifts has discovered the world of fashion isn’t for the faint of heart. Staying on top of trends, reworking designs, sourcing materials, developing new products…it’s a process that must be mastered in order...

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