TK Maxx Goes Tribal For An Ethical Summer!

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Tribal and ethnic prints are once again hot for Summer, but wouldn't it just be ideal to make like Tara (currently browsing the markets of Bolivia!) and get your hands on authentic, ethically sourced accessories that are not only made from sustainable materials but also provide income for the people who inspire these styles? This is where TK Maxx come in by sourcing and stocking the One Mango Tree brand; a collection of bags, purses and aprons produced by a group of Ugandan women, with each piece individually signed by it's maker. With the purses at £3.99, bags at £7.99 and aprons at £5.99, we can all afford to support others as they strive to better their communities in the more disadvantaged areas of the world.

This is a photo of Ajok Lucy, working at One Mango Tree has really changed her life. She now hopes to earn enough money to build her own house and buy a cow and chickens, but her dream is to learn how to make clothes and sell them (an independent girl after my own heart!).

Jo Murphy, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility for TJX Europe said, 'This is part of an exciting initiative we have taken to help improve the lives of disadvantaged communities in Uganda. By promoting trade, providing skills and employment, we hope to be able to make a real difference to their lives and at the same time provide our customers with some beautiful unique products.'

I'll definitely be checking the One Mango Tree goodies out, I hope one of my local stores will be stocking the range so I can have a good nosey :)

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