Indego Africa and clothing and accessory brand J.Crew have collaborated on a line of fair trade bracelets produced by Indego Africa’s artisan partners, Rwandan textile cooperatives Cocoki and Abasangiye. The twisted wrap bracelets come in three colors and are currently available for sale on J.Crew’s website and at J.Crew locations for $22.50 each.
“Indego went above and beyond in the name of empowerment, creating a business training program to encourage entrepreneurship and independence among the artisans. Woven from locally sourced Dutch wax cloth—and individually signed by the artists—these brightly hued pieces might just be the ultimate friendship bracelets.”
INDEGO AFRICA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit social enterprise built on the principles of transparency and good governance.
Indego Africa partners with cooperatives of women artisans in Rwanda and sells their fair trade products at U.S. retailers, on its online shop and through high profile brand collaborations, including international fashion label Nicole Miller, global retailer Anthropologie, New York based jewelry brand DANNIJO, and cult-favorite label Madewell.
Indego Africa then applies 100% of profits to its training programs in financial management, entrepreneurship, and literacy, all taught by Rwanda’s top university students. Indego Africa is a member of the Fair Trade Federation and the subject of a Harvard Business School case study.
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