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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Inspiration: The Nakate Project

Last month, with the intentions of an interview, I met Shanley Knox, the founder of the Nakate Project. Inspired by her recent trip to Uganda, Shanley decided to do more than just wish for a better world, she decided to, in the words of Mahatma Gandhi: be the change she wanted to see in world. She started the Nakate Project and sells the necklaces made by women in a small Ugandan village in efforts to help them help themselves. 

I was so enamored with Shanley and her vision, that I decided to join her on a trip to Seattle, where she was invited to participate in a Sugar Does Production, an L.A. based company that promotes independent designers, art, music and culture. The result of my trip are the following pictures as well as a renewed sense that the future of fashion is ethical fashion.

Founder Shanley Knox, prepares a model for the runway of Sugar Does Seattle.
My article about Shanley and the Nakate Project was recently published at CBS Local Sacramento. You can read my article here:  Nakate Project: Fashion For a Cause.

"Our plan: start a woman off making beads and pay her well above market rate while teaching her business management skills while she works. The added income allows her to save money for investment in a new business which she can then start without the risk and burden of debt."-Shanley Knox, The Nakate Project


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