Tuesday, March 15, 2011

LIFTED UGANDA bibs for sale!!

We were so excited to release the newest batch of
LIFTED Uganda bibs!!     

And even more excited to say that out of 24 we have only .... 5 left to sell !!
We have more bibs coming in April including 2 new designs.  
Give a beautiful, hand-made African gift with a purpose!

LIFTED Uganda --   Baby bibs with velcro closure are hand made by Ugandan women using beautiful and colorful Ugandan cloth and a treadle sewing machine.  Each bib is decorated with a LIFTED tag which includes a biography and photo of the artist.  All the profits go back to the Ugandan mama's.  

LIFTED engages Uganda women in money generating employment to supplement their income and help them care for their families.  Our friend Mama Alice is doing a great job sewing the bibs and receiving profits to provide for her large family.  I just recently visited Alice and was able to pay her for the last batch of bibs she made!  She is putting the money towards the building of a small mud house with a tin roof, which will eventually become their home.  She is currently living in a mud home that is being destroyed by ants and the thatched roof is old, leaking and in need of replacement.  Alice is also training her cousin in hand stitching.   As soon as she is able to stitch properly, she will join the LIFTED team. 

We are thrilled to share that we are in the process of extending LIFTED to an area close to Kampala, where we are currently living.  We hope to train and employ several additional women in the coming year.  To do this, we need to continue selling LIFTED bibs and getting the word out about these one-of-a-kind baby gifts!  We need your help!  Do you have a blog? Can you help spread the word about LIFTED Uganda bibs to your friends and family? How about sharing our link on your FaceBook page?  Thank you!!

To Purchase a Hand Made African Bib:

Email Katie at xtkatie@gmail.com with fabric and design, number of bibs and shipping address. Once I receive your email order I will send a confirmation email to ensure we have the bib/s you want to purchase. After you receive my email confirmation, you may use the PayPal button on the blog or send your check in the mail. Please do not send checks or use PayPal until you receive a confirmation email from me. Thank you!! Once payment is received your African bib/s will be shipped immediately.

                                    LIFTED UGANDA     WOMEN MADE     FAIR TRADE 

1 Green/ Yellow fabric with Tree

2 Yellow/Blue star fabric with Star

 1 Blue/Green/Yellow fabric with One Star 

1 Blue/ Green/Yellow fabric with Two Stars

Here are some other designs that have already sold out, but will be back in April!