I have always had a thing for Africa. It, by far, tops my bucket list, and I feel so deeply that it will be a life-changing experience for me when I finally get there.
In the meantime, I was lucky to be invited by The Mission List to review some products from the amazing Indego Africa website. Indego stands for Independence, Development and Governance, and this fair trade nonprofit is providing all of those by partnering with cooperatives of women artisans in Rwanda to sell their gorgeous handcrafts around the world. All – yes, all – of the profits are then used to train these women in business, literacy and computers. The social impact Indego Africa has already made is astounding; just check out the statistics here.
This is a fantastic social enterprise in itself but the products are so beautiful, they raise it to a whole different level. In fact, because it’s design-driven and considers itself a fashion company with a social mission, you can find many of Indego Africa’s pieces at places like Anthropologie, Nicole Miller and J. Crew. … read full story →