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Organic Layered Pencil Skirt

Organic Layered Pencil Skirt

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GreaterGood Signature products are created by marginalized communities facing poverty, conflict, economic, environmental or political unrest. When you purchase these products, you contribute to the strength and resilience of people facing adversity, giving them a beacon of hope and empowerment in a time of need.

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SKU: SKU: SK-136702

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Made with a soft, comfortable, 100% cotton weave – this garment is totally breathable, and quality-made.
Working with Fair Trade certified organizations is an important part of what we do. This product is made by artisans that are fairly compensated for their skilled work, and helps provide a living wage as well as safe work conditions.

Wear fair trade 9-to-5! This classic silhouette is perfect to dress up your work day with a skirt that helps women in Uganda. The layers create a faux wrap, with a fitted shape and back zipper.

Our organic cotton jersey knit is Global Organic Textile Standard-certified (GOTS) and made in Uganda. This product is 100% East African, from seed-to-sewn, and made in our Kampala workshop. By the time it reaches your hands, more than a dozen people have lovingly contributed to its production: from cutting the fabrics to assembling the garment, checking for quality, pressing, labeling, and packing. It creates fair wage jobs all along the way.

  • 100% cotton
  • Back zipper closure
  • Handmade in & fairly traded from Uganda
Size XS S M L XL
Waist (around) 26" 28" 30" 32" 34"
Length (inseam) 18" 18" 18" 18" 18"
Do not bleach, tumble dry, iron low

Artisan Information


"No matter how difficult things get, the mango stays green...And in times of drought, we can eat its fruit to survive."

Northern Uganda is a region devastated by more than twenty years of armed conflict. Despite the fact that most of the conflict has subsided and many people are returning to their villages and otherwise peaceful lives, the ongoing violence destroyed many of the opportunities for earning a livelihood, especially for women. One Mango Tree was founded by and remains under the direction of a young American woman named Halle Butvin, who fell in love with Uganda's culture while on a student trip organized by the Global Youth Partnership for Africa. She recognized the talents of the many tailors of Gulu's central market, and thus One Mango Tree was formed as a partner to sell their products in a global marketplace.

Many of the women employed not only care for their own families, but also for children orphaned during the war. In addition to providing a vocation to these women, One Mango Tree provides school fees stipends to help alleviate the cost burden of sending so many orphaned children to school, as well as bicycles to ease the commute to work in the market.

One Mango Tree works with Ugandan and American designers to create their products, mixing the bright African wax printed fabrics purchased in local markets with functional design. Using foot-treadle sewing machines, the women make both traditional and modern style clothing.

Auma Lucy

Auma Lucy is One Mango Tree's head tailor and trainer, providing support and a vocation for the women she employs. Lucy is a single mother herself, caring for eleven orphans in addition to her own two children. Known throughout the community for her kindness and tailoring talents, Lucy became a magnet for young people, in the hopes that she could impart some of her knowledge and skills so they too could make a living. Having struggled herself as a young single mother, Lucy would accept as many women as would fit in her market stall. With the help of One Mango Tree, Lucy's tailors are now paid fair wages, helping them to improve their lives.

Supplier Information

By shopping the Global Girlfriend collection, you are making a difference in women’s lives across the globe. Global Girlfriend is focused on striving for gender equality and empowerment, and the importance of women providing for themselves and their families. By supporting jobs that guarantee fair wages by fair trade, women are able to proudly contribute to their families, encouraging their communities to flourish.

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This product ships to the United States and international. Expedited shipping options are available for addresses within the United States, unless total order weight prohibits.

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All sales of this product are final -- we do not accept returns or issue replacements unless there is a defect with the product. Please review our Returns & Exchanges policy.

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