Web Sites: GlobalGirlfriend.com
Why I am recommending GlobalGirlfriend.com:
Last week I shared about another site that supports women in being economically empowered. This week I am recommending another site that helps women gain economic security - I think it's that important.
Global Girlfriend supports women around the world by making their artisan quality goods available - to you! Your purchase provides wages, so visit -- often.
From the Web:Founded in the spring of 2003 Global Girlfriend was created to help women worldwide gain economic security while providing you unique products and a simple way to help women in need. Our 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. We 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.
Global Girlfriend demands the best in fashion and in human rights. Every item in our collection is hand made and benefits women's cooperatives or non-profit organizations that support women's human rights across the globe. Our semi-annual catalog, web based boutique, and presence within premier retail locations makes it simple for shoppers like you to support disadvantaged women around the world. We hope you'll become a "Global Girlfriend" building a brighter future for your girlfriends around the globe!