We received an email about the fact that Southafrican leader Helen Zille will be wearing a traditional scottish dress made by southafricans during the meeting in Parliament which will be broadcast live next week.
This is a major promotional news for Tartans for Africa.
Tartans for Africa is a strategic partner of World Women Trade Fair and Africa Health
Raising awareness and improving lives in Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, DR Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
A step away from poverty
‘Tartans for Africa’ is a ‘social business’ designed to create greater awareness of African countries, offer them the opportunity to generate new sustainable businesses and provide a continuous source of funding for educational, health and community projects.
By using the colours in their respective national flags and blending them with the blue and white of the Saltire, ‘Tartans for Africa’ has created a unique collection of colourful tartans, each of which has been woven and made into a range of traditional clothing, accessories and giftware, and even wrapping paper.
A percentage of the sale price from each product goes directly to these projects.
Each tartan is officially registered in Scotland and has the approval and support of the respective High Commission / Embassy of each country.
Tartans for Africa works closely with Scottish, African and international organisations such as UNIFEM, World Women Trade Fair and Project for Africa to develop initiatives aimed at the creation of sustainable self-help projects throughout Africa, and supplies schools, churches and ngo’s throughout Scotland with the means to generate funds for their own projects.
They also import high quality fashion-wear and unique crafts directly from women’s co-operatives in Kenya and Zimbabwe.
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