why women

"There is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women."

– kofi annan, former united nations secretary general

We believe that serious, long-term solutions to poverty lie in creating jobs.
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Through much study and understanding of the social sciences, those in the development world understand that giving a woman a job leads to a much stronger benefit to a family than when given to a man. We also understand that in the developing world the disparity between women and men’s wages are extreme, and in women’s ownership of land the disparity is even greater. FASHIONABLE’s focus on working with women comes from this understanding, and our own growth and education continues in us learning how to do this the best way possible.

The question is often asked “how much money goes to the women?” This is a question that assumes we are a charitable model that gives either money or items away, like clothes or shoes. This is actually a stigma of social companies that we want to break. We believe that serious, long-term solutions to poverty lie in creating jobs, not in giving more away. Again, that is not what we do. We do trade with companies in Africa and our role is to hold those companies accountable to fair employment practices, and to help embolden those companies that are doing good work.

Our role is to hold those companies accountable to fair employment practices, and to help embolden those companies that are doing good work.

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