Ethnic threads is a non profit organization centered on making zip jackets, using fabrics called kitenges, native to east Africa- they are available in an abundant range of styles patterns and colours, all of which are really trendy. There is no product (that we are aware of) that sells such a product in the current market in Ireland. Great interest has been expressed in the product by students to date. The charity component lies in that the jackets are manufactured by a fair trade company, in Kenya, and all profits from sales of the product here will be donated to humanitarian charity organizations. In a sense, we hope to run as a charity that benefits other charities. We recently have been awarded a grant of 5,000 euro to set-up this charity properly. This is allowing us seed capital to purchase a large enough quantity to sell the product to a larger market. As a team we are working tirelessly to get this company off the ground. Even though we're swarmed in entrepreneurialism we lack enough capital and experience, which we believe this competition could potentially help us with.
Apr 12, 2012 / 0 Comments / in Community development, Corporate social responsibility, Economic development, Fair trade, Labor, Social enterprise, Trade
Ethnic Threads is a new charity project, set-up with the aim of selling clothing made from traditional East African material (Kitenge),