Monday, March 12, 2012

Fair Trade Products from Uganda

We have an increasing number of beautiful fair trade products from Uganda, like the organic cotton dress shown here.  With the current focus on Joseph Kony, we wish to point out there are many good things happening in northern Uganda.  Fair trade groups are working with farmers and seamstresses to use locally sourced organic cotton to create clothing and accessories and export them abroad.  The result is farmers and artisans getting a chance at lifting themselves out of poverty while preserving local art forms, like wax cloth prints, and minimizing environmental impact.

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