Sarah-Jane and I visited the beautifully skilled artisans in Africa with Marion Hume & Simone Cipriani for the Ethical Fashion Initiative.
The craftswomen we met are amongst the most talented in the world. There is a real truth, tradition and honesty about their work. The initiative combines fashion & poverty reduction, by supplying ongoing work for disadvantaged African communities. This assists predominantly women in feeding, educating & caring for themselves & their children.
Our visit has created a strong and emotional tie with providing work to African artisans as we know each product has empowered many women across Africa.
We MUST do more to protect children in need. We see what happens when a child is shown love… They blossom & bloom & reach for the sun. And when starved of love they wither & fade & sometimes die. Children are our future.
We cannot accept these figures we are seeing of abuse & neglect. Even a small window of love can impact a child’s life forever. Perhaps consider virtual fostering…www.barnardos.org.au/virtualfostercare