How can bowties be a fashion statement for women's empowerment in Uganda?
Lion's Thread is a social enterprise that focuses on fashionable, high-quality products that make a community impact and change women's lives. Need a Father's Day gift? Give your Dad a symbol of economic freedom from Eastern Uganda. See our collection of bowties at Shared Trade. If you need a brush-up on how to tie a bow-tie, watch this great video.
We wanted to share their inspiring story from Sydney, their Creative Director.
Sarah is also our biggest success story. Lion's Thread not only employees her, but also her daughter, who is our Head Seamstress. When we first met Sarah, she could not afford a house and was renting a very run-down apartment in the middle of Iganga, a small town in Eastern Uganda. The apartment was one-room, the kitchen was outside and the bathrooms were shared by the entire community. Sarah was vying for privacy and a space for her children and grandchildren to play.
Stories like Sarah's are why we focus on such a small cohort of women. We want to do the best we can for this group of 7, allowing them to lead the way towards what they never envisioned possible.
Through your support and our partners like Lion's Thread, we are able to continue the global movement to promote women's economic freedom for women like Sarah in Uganda.