Organic Africa Sporty T-Shirt Dress

$18.95

SKU: S- 73041
Sewn in Kampala, our soft and sporty t-shirt dress is made of 100% organic cotton. Made by seamstresses who found themselves living in poverty when the government closed down their factories -- your purchase offers them new hope for the future.
  • 100% organic cotton
  • Hand wash cold; line dry; low iron; do not bleach
  • Fairly traded from Uganda
Garment Measurements:
Size Chest (around) Length
S 34 / 86.5 34 / 86.5
M 36 / 91.5 34.5 / 87.5
L 38 / 96.5 35 / 89
XL 40 / 101.5 35.5 / 90

"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.

Customer Reviews

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D.H.
Great little dress!

LOVE everything about this dress! Comfortable, the material is soft, and chic, you can dress it up or wear it by itself! It is slightly short but, if that doesn’t work, that’s what leggings are for😉
Love to wear organic/eat organic as much as possible and The Greater Good helps satisfy that in clothing choices!
Am really happy with my purchase, and LOVE the entire family of sites associated with The Greater Good! And have passed on the website to many others in an effort to spread the word!
What better way to help others than to pass on this awesome family of sites!

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K.
Love it!

Soft, comfy, and looks great with leggings. The picture doesn't do the red justice.

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R.
Cute, soft, and

Cute, soft, and versatile (& I agree with the other reviewers comments on the red color) - I really like the organic cotton clothing available through Greater Good.

R
R.
Nice material and

Nice material and great fit. It's a "soft" red, vibrant but a little more sophisticated. The length is rather short on me (I'm 5'4") but I love it. Packs well.

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R.
Lovely styling, both

Lovely styling, both simple & elegant. Very comfortable to wear alone or over slacks. So gratifying to know it's supporting women-made & fairly traded company in Uganda. Would definitely recommend ordering to friends. Great Cause!

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