Global Girlfriend was created by Stacey Edgar in 2003 to help women worldwide gain economic security while providing you unique products and a simple way to help women in need. Their fair-trade boutique offers a line of trend-setting, women-made, fair-trade products including stylish apparel, accessories and gifts with one purpose – helping women in need help themselves.
They believe passionately that economic opportunity for women holds the promise for real change in the world; because when women have an income, they reinvest in themselves and in their children’s health, education and nutrition, building stronger families and communities over time. Many women try desperately to make a living selling their artisan-quality goods but find that they have little access to market opportunities.
Through fair-trade practices, Global Girlfriend brings the work of these disadvantaged groups directly to you. Global Girlfriend believes in forming long-term partnerships that provide women a fair living wage with equal employment opportunities, healthy and safe working conditions, technical assistance and development strategies to foster prosperity and reduce poverty.
The Good Karma Block Print Dress in Red ($50) is a romantic, playful, and flirty dress that encapsulates the beauty of a strong and confident woman that is comfortable in her own skin. Handmade in India, this Midwest inspired dress features elastic smocking at the v-neck that will flatter every bust size, while the empire-smocked waistline and bottom ruffle give a relaxed fit that makes you look and feel beautiful. The Good Karma Block Print Dress is available in three crowd-pleasing colors: Purple, Red, and Turquoise.
Each dress is hand-crafted by a fair trade women’s cooperative that is democratically structured, providing benefits to women such as childcare, annual medical check-ups, overtime pay — even retirement plans. Every link in the production chain is completely managed by the women, and many use their involvement in the co-op as a springboard to becoming socially and politically active in their larger community.
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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