Education, Training, Healthcare, Housing, Competitive wages, Work from home are just a few of the perks Rehwa offers its artisans, weaving one of world’s finest textiles.
Two Rags is founded by a young, highly spirited girl Phaemie Ng, I recently connected with her to understand her motivation and how she plans to span out her big idea.
On the occasion of the International Women’s Day, March 8th, we’ll like to highlight five brands that are using the power of commerce and design to uplift marginalized women. They are doing this by bringing beautifully crafted, one of a kind products to the global markets, handmade by female artisans from the developing world. These brands are using trade instead of aid to help women beat poverty. 31 Bits: A jewelry company that works with women artisans from Northern Uganda. The female artisans handicraft the jewelry using 100% recycled paper and other locally sourced materials. The California-based 31 Bits, has created a buzz around their jewelry collection, with Jessica Alba and few other celebrities being spotted wearing their stunningly beautiful pieces. Bliss: Works with adolescents girls and women from Pakistan, teaching them embroidery and needlework on fabric, which are then finished into stylish handbags for sale in global markets. Available in vibrant colors and hues, Bliss bags boasts of traditional embroidery and design from different regions of Pakistan, which the girls in the program design and …
Creative Handicrafts, a fair-trade movement, recognizes that ‘Fair’ trade involves both the producer and the consumer. Their goods are very reasonably priced and are of a very high quality, which is what makes them so successful.