Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Global Mamas, Handmade/Fair Trade

Who'd have thought? In the heart of Accra, Ghana my friend introduced me to Global Mamas, a fair trade, handmade shop selling all kinds of lovely clothes, soaps, home goods. Their mission statement is "assisting women in Africa to become economically independent by facilitating the production and export of fair trade products." Love it!

Although I was limited by the size of my suitcase, I did manage to find some small things. Here are some of the super cool items I picked up:

Vanilla shea butter in a dried gourd container.

Sturdy cloth basket, I love the sunflower print!

A cookbook of Ghanaian food. The best one I found in all the stores I looked in AND proceeds go to the Global Mamas organization.

Can't make it to Ghana yourself? Turns out they have a shop online!
www.tradeforchange.com

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