Edun – African-sourced garments hit their stride

“So 8500 farmers means 8500 families who can now support themselves,” says Hewson. “A couple of years ago I was at a meeting of some of those farmers under a tree. The lead farmer, the one who was telling everyone else what to do, was a woman, which was incredible in itself. And she had just been able to start sending the eldest of her eight children to school because she was organised, she was getting her crops in. Some consider fashion to be superficial, but the industry can do so much if it trades fairly. If people get a regular income, their lives change.”


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