Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Scarlet Threads

Scarlet Threads empowers rural women through employment.

{Empowering} In a rural area home to many farmers, taxi drivers, and laborers, there are few job opportunities for women, many of whom only have an elementary-school education. By drawing on the practical skills they learned in their youth, we provide them with an unprecedented opportunity to earn a steady source of income for their families.

{Employing} By helping sell their wares in other countries where they can earn higher profits than they would locally, we provide an opportunity for each of our partner seamstresses to be self-employed in her own profitable business.

This business sells the cutest aprons, bags, dresses, and (for a limited time only) tree skirts that are handmade in China by rural Chinese women for a fair price for fair wages. This is truly awesome, and I definitely had to share it. :)

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