Greenola. Fair Trade. Sustainable Style.
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Greenola works with worker-owned sewing cooperatives located near the Bolivian city of Cochabamba. The majority of our entrepreneurs are women. In 2004, we provided an interest-free startup loan and vocational training for this project. This loan was used for sewing machines, equipment and a guarantee deposit for the work space. Our Bolivian staff offer on-going support for the cooperatives, empowering the members to gain financial sustainability for their families.
Meet Hilda and Maggie, two of our Bolivian producers. Magdalena or Maggie was born with an open wound where her mouth and nose should have been. Surgery was a financial impossibility. Most of Maggie’s life she was self-conscious, dealing with ridicule from classmates and other children on the street. Hilda approached Solidarity Bridge, our partnering medical access and supplies nonprofit, for help. Today, after five surgeries, Maggie has a new face and is now happily living life as a “normal” teenager. Justice is beautiful.
These blossom scarves and handwarmers are made by Hilda, Maggie and their fellow producers in Cochabamba. Greenola incorporates Bolivian cultural influences into many of our products, using traditional fibers like alpaca. We are proud to offer products that are not only functional and fashionable, but ethically produced.
Brought to you by Fair Trade Federation.