Nepal is one of the poorest nations in Southeast Asia, with over half of its population unemployed. Friends Handicrafts was founded by two close friends to provide economic opportunity for Nepali women.
Getting a foothold can be hard for women-owned businesses, even in our own country. Here you'll find a collection of suppliers from our own backyard whose distinctive apparel, jewelry and home products reflect the boldness and innovation of American craftsmanship.
Lay-n-Go started with innovative mom Amy Fazackerley, who needed an easy solution to clean and control the chaos created by three little boys. The result is a multi-award-winning mat, cleanup, carryall and storage solution in one for home and on-the-go.
Gahaya Links Limited (Rwanda)
The turmoil of the 1990s left Rwanda with far too many widows, single mothers, and orphaned girls. Sisters Joy Ndunguste and Janet Nkubana helped these women put aside ethnic differences by reviving traditional weaving techniques that offer economic empowerment through fair trade.