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Fashionable Fair Trade Apparel (UPDATE)

Indego Africa Gives Artisans a Protected Place to Create

— October 4, 2011 — Social Good
Indego Africa cares about African businesswomen and their work, which is why this non-profit enterprise gives them the opportunity to share their handmade products with the world in a safe, fair environment.

The company’s main goal is to help decrease systematic poverty in Africa by employing strong platforms of cooperative work. In Rwanda, there are organized groups of skilled female artisans that work together with Indego Africa. Thanks to this partnership, the women can export their products to international markets, engage in fair trade and have better working standards.

The artisans produce a wide range of products such as beautiful bags, totes, plateau baskets, ornaments, wine accessories, bangles, bracelets and yoga bags. Full of colors and playful patterns, these accessories help African women and their families to have a better quality of life. For instance, Indego offers fair wages, training programs in areas such as Financial Management, Entrepreneurship, Literacy and Computers; additionally, there are university scholarships available for the best Rwanda students. The environment is also an issue that Indego takes into consideration, which is why all the materials must be from an ecological source. 

Indego Africa sells the products online and to over 40 high-end U.S retailers such as Ralph Lauren, Anthopologie and Bikram Yoga. Fashionable and made by some of best African artisans, these accessories are definitely chic and gorgeous—a product to feel proud of wearing!

Contact Information:
Indego Africa Project Website
507 Archwood Trail
Houston, TX 77007
Phone +1-713-568-1842
Fax +1-415-520-1442