By Abby and Elle
In this oft-unruly world, it’s reassuring to know that there are people who want economic independence and good health for others — not just for themselves — and they work to make that happen.
Global Mamas is an organization that’s been doing this for African women and their families for more than a decade. They make and sell a variety of handmade products — most using traditional techniques, such as batiking — that you can order online or get locally from Revive Fair Trade Eco-Boutique in Cleveland Heights.
We love designer clothing and a great bargain from a thrift store, but, more than that, we love supporting other women. We believe that a rising tide lifts all boats.
Global Mamas is making incredible strides in Africa — check out their success in the infographic below. Consider supporting them when you’re shopping for yourself or for others during the upcoming holiday season.
You can also find fair-trade products from Ten Thousand Villages in Cleveland. They help support artisans and empower women in 70 countries. Not two weeks ago we shopped at Ten Thousand Villages for the holidays — a small act that translates into a big win for many deserving women around the world.
We say it’s a blessing to receive a hand when you need it and a privilege to lend a hand because you can.