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GreaterGood Signature Product
Whether it's reusable and helps cut down on landfill waste, solar-powered, or made from recycled materials, this product proudly boasts its eco-friendly status.
GreaterGood Signature products are designed and created by marginalized communities in areas of incredible poverty, current or post-conflict, or impacted by economic, environmental or political unrest. When you purchase a GreaterGood Signature product you contribute to the strength and resilience of people facing adversity, giving them a beacon of hope and empowerment in a time of need.
Get cozy with our practically perfect tee with a scoop neck, fitted body, and sleeves that are just a little too long, making it ideal for cool weather snuggling.
The soft organic cotton fabric we use starts its life as a seed on farms in Northern Uganda, and is made into knit fabric locally. Wear a product that creates jobs in Uganda from seed to sewn.
- 100% organic cotton
- Handmade in & fairly traded from Uganda
Do not bleach, tumble dry, iron low
"No matter how difficult things get, the mango stays green...And in times of drought, we can eat its fruit to survive."
Northern Uganda is a region devastated by more than twenty years of armed conflict. Despite the fact that most of the conflict has subsided and many people are returning to their villages and otherwise peaceful lives, the ongoing violence destroyed many of the opportunities for earning a livelihood, especially for women. One Mango Tree was founded by and remains under the direction of a young American woman named Halle Butvin, who fell in love with Uganda's culture while on a student trip organized by the Global Youth Partnership for Africa. She recognized the talents of the many tailors of Gulu's central market, and thus One Mango Tree was formed as a partner to sell their products in a global marketplace.
Many of the women employed not only care for their own families, but also for children orphaned during the war. In addition to providing a vocation to these women, One Mango Tree provides school fees stipends to help alleviate the cost burden of sending so many orphaned children to school, as well as bicycles to ease the commute to work in the market.
One Mango Tree works with Ugandan and American designers to create their products, mixing the bright African wax printed fabrics purchased in local markets with functional design. Using foot-treadle sewing machines, the women make both traditional and modern style clothing.
Auma Lucy is One Mango Tree's head tailor and trainer, providing support and a vocation for the women she employs. Lucy is a single mother herself, caring for eleven orphans in addition to her own two children. Known throughout the community for her kindness and tailoring talents, Lucy became a magnet for young people, in the hopes that she could impart some of her knowledge and skills so they too could make a living. Having struggled herself as a young single mother, Lucy would accept as many women as would fit in her market stall. With the help of One Mango Tree, Lucy's tailors are now paid fair wages, helping them to improve their lives.
By shopping the Global Girlfriend collection, you are making a difference in women’s lives across the globe. Global Girlfriend is focused on striving for gender equality and empowerment, and the importance of women providing for themselves and their families. By supporting jobs that guarantee fair wages by fair trade, women are able to proudly contribute to their families, encouraging their communities to flourish.
This product ships to the United States and international. Expedited shipping options are available for addresses within the United States, unless total order weight prohibits.
All sales of this product are final -- we do not accept returns or issue replacements unless there is a defect with the product. Please review our Returns & Exchanges policy.
The dimensions are all wrong. The sleeves are too long and the rest of the short shrunk after the wash but the sleeves remained 4 inches or so too long. Size up and hopefully you have long arms....
the extra length in on the sleeves feels weird, they bell out near the wrists which is more baggy than snug.