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Kids' Batik Backpack

Item # 33177

Funds 50 cups of food.

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Whether they're off to a slumber party or a day at the pool, our adorable Kids' Batik Backpack is just the thing for your little ones to tote their essentials in style!

This cheerful design features comfortable cotton adorned with the centuries-old art of batiking -- a dyeing art widely incorporated in West African textiles.

  • 100% cotton
  • Paw prints on the back
  • Drawstring top
  • Machine wash cold; tumble dry low
  • 11" H x 9.5" W (28 x 24.1 cm)
  • Handmade in and fairly traded from Ghana

Global Mamas is a non-profit organization assisting small women-owned businesses in Ghana, where the vast majority of women earn less than $2 per day. Proceeds from the purchase of this hand-sewn backpack go directly to the women artisans and seamstresses, as well as the non-profit programs that assist them with business development. That adds up to an investment both darling and dedicated!

Created to help women worldwide gain economic security for themselves and their families by earning fair wages for their handiwork, Global Girlfriend sources women-made, fair-trade imported, eco-friendly products. By supporting long-term partnerships with the artisans, it fosters equal employment opportunities, healthy and safe working conditions, technical assistance, and development strategies to help reduce poverty, one community at a time. Become a "Global Girlfriend" and help build a brighter future for girlfriends around the globe!

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Artisan: Global Mamas / Women in Progress

Artisan Global Mamas / Women in Progress

Global Mamas is the name brand for goods produced through the efforts of Women in Progress, an international not-for-profit organization assisting women of Africa in attaining independence. All proceeds made by Global Mamas' sales go directly to the women producing the merchandise and to the development programs carried out by Women in Progress.

Sales of Global Mamas' products provide dignity to African women who are now able to earn an honest living through the production of handmade batik and beaded products. By helping women to help themselves, Global Mamas is taking small steps towards helping end Africa's dependence on foreign aid and creating a sustainable society.

Before joining Global Mamas, Lydia Wright struggled to provide for her three young children while her husband lives and works in Nigeria. Her orders would peak during the holiday season, but she had very little work the rest of the year, and was forced to let go three of her apprentices.

Since becoming a "Global Mama" herself, Lydia has expanded her business and increased revenue by 150%, brought on additional employees, opened an account with Progressive Women's Credit Union to save for future expenses, purchased a sewing machine, and paid school admission fees for her daughter. Lydia is well on the road towards successful small business ownership.

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