Twig Design & Style loves to support fair trade businesses that are passionate about creatively bringing change & justice. When he heard the story of One Mango Tree we were eager to partner & share their story with others. How inspiring that from a seedling idea, One Mango Tree came to life!
Halle Butvin, founder of One Mango Tree, first traveled to Uganda in June 2006 to learn more of the conflict in the northern part of the country. From that experience she began to dream about how youth could play an integral role in re-building peace. Woven into her spirit were variations of colors, endless bright fabrics she saw in the marketplace, & the whirring sounds of sewing machines. Little inklings of One Mango Tree began to birth in her heart.
In her visits to Uganda, Halle partnered with Global Youth Partnership for Africa, which brought American & Ugandan youth together to focus on topics of sustainable peace. Her devotion to the people of Uganda evolved as she continued to meet with young leaders, civil society groups, & individuals. Through her conversations she realized an underlying thread … the importance of economic empowerment.
Twig Design & Style is so thankful to be able to support the works of these beautiful Ugandan women & the story of One Mango Tree!
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