Sunday, August 26, 2012

Who we are

The African inKNITiative

Who we are:
We are a micro- business project whose goal is to help widowed Ugandan refugees who have fled the violence in their country by facilitating a re-cycled t-shirt knitted scarf enterprise.
We have done this by :
  • teaching these widowed refugees to knit
  • providing the knitting tools
  • providing donated t-shirts on an ongoing basis that the women cut into strips and knit into scarves
  • marketing the scarves

These scarves are as green as it gets!
No new t-shirts were produced for these scarves! The scarves are 100% recycled. All supplies and transport are donated and all service is by volunteer.
It is 100% non-profit and all proceeds go to the women’s project.

Our goal:
“Feed a gal a fish and she’ll eat for a day…teach a gal to knit and she’ll eat for a lifetime.”
Our goal is not just to help these women live from "scarf to scarf". While we are  pleased that they are earning a wage that is providing food, shelter and education for their families, our goal is to help them learn to invest the proceeds in their own communities .

Every time you buy one of these fun, functional and responsible scarves you are providing these women with fair market wage and an opportunity for these  impoverished women to work toward a future that is more than just their next meal.

For information on how to buy one (or many!) of these scarves please contact me.

 Barbara Roberson 

Sunday, May 20, 2012

A Big THANK YOU to Whole Foods from the widows in Uganda.

Friday, February 24, 2012

We are now in The Sample House!

Check us out at our newest retail location The Sample House.!

The Sample House has been one of Dallas' most loved and enduring gift shops.   Lucky us to be  included in the store's excellent mix of candles, cards gifts and knick knacks. They must know what they are doing since they have been here since 1958!

 The Sample house has 7 locations in the Greater Dallas area. including Allen, Dallas, Frisco, Plano and Southlake.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Check us out on Dallas' own Good Morning Texas!

Our recycled scarves were featured on Good Morning Texas in Dallas on Dec.21 as a favorite gift that gives back!
 Check it out here!