Sunday, September 6, 2009


Here's a little bit about Edun:

EDUN is a for-profit business founded on the premise of trade, not aid as a means of building sustainable communities. The company works on a micro-level to help build the skill sets of factories where the clothes are produced. EDUN is currently produced in India, Peru, Tunisia, Kenya, Uganda, Lesotho, Mauritius and Madagascar.

In addition, EDUN acts as a voice encouraging the fashion community to do business in Africa and thereby help bring the continent out of extreme poverty. In 1980, Africa had 6% share of the world trade. By 2002, this had dropped to just 2% despite Africa having 12% of the world’s population. If Africa could regain just an additional 1% share of global trade, it would earn $70 billion more in exports each year.

I got to try out the Edun dragonfly tee, the scarf, reusable bag and the angel tee. Edun makes some gorgeous things. Nothing compares to organic cotton. Its so soft and breathable like Cotton. It didn't shrink much if at all. I find that its hard to find black clothing for kids and its such a staple piece in their wardrobe. It goes with everything, I especially love black for my son. The sizes run a titch on the small size so I would recommend ordering up a size.

I also love that Edun is looking out for the people in countries with not nearly as much cash flow as us. They really take care of there workers and believe in fair trade and fair payment for their organic cotton as well for their employees. They are treated well and paid fairly. I love that about this company! Check them out, you will not be disappointed!