An African Fair Trade Boutique in Washington, DC
We love it that more and more consumers are beginning to ask questions about where their products are coming from and about how their products are sourced! Amani ya Juu is endoresed by the Fair Trade Federation, which closely monitors working conditions and the way that materials are created and sourced.
We want to take a moment to thank several organizations who are spreading the Fair Trade love by featuring our products and work in the past several weeks!
1) The One Campaign: The One Campaign is co-founded by Bono and is a nonpartisan “campaigning and advocacy organization of more than 3.5 million people taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa… because the facts show extreme poverty has already been cut in half and can be virtually eliminated by 2030, but only if we act with urgency now.” They recently featured the story of an Amani woman named Rahab who started her own paper bead making business after going through Amani’s job skills training program. We now sell her jewelry online and in our shop locations!
2) Global Mothers: Global Mothers connects products made by women in the global south to new moms around the world in order to “improve the economies of materially poor communities around the world by giving market access to products and support to development organizations that work with these communities.” They recently featured and interviewed an Amani woman named Elizabeth (who is Rahab’s mother!) in their article on Amani ya Juu’s work. Thank you, Global Mothers!
3) The Express: Thank you, Washington Post Express, for featuring our Tamaduni pattern satchel in your “lookout: shopping” section last week (we’re on page 40)! If you are interested in purchasing one of the satchels featured (or another bag style in the Tamaduni line) and live in the DC area, please email us at email@example.com so that we can put one on hold for you (these bags are selling out fast!)
12p to 7p
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