In Ghana the word Sankofa is often associated with the proverb, "Se wo were fi na wosankofa a yenkyi," which translates "It is not wrong to go back for that which you have forgotten." The women artisans have gone back to both cultural beading traditions as well as the use of recycled materials to make their goods.
Global Mamas is an organization in Ghana which has worked for over a decade helping women of Africa in attaining economic independence. Sales of Global Mamas products provide dignity to African women who are now able to earn an honest living through the production of handmade batik and beaded products. By helping women to help themselves, Global Mamas is taking small steps towards helping end Africa's dependence on foreign aid and creating a sustainable society.
- Glass beads
- French hooks
- Approximately 2.5" L (6.4 cm)
- Handmade in & fairly traded from Ghana
By shopping the Global Girlfriend collection, you are making a difference in women’s lives across the globe. Global Girlfriend is focused on striving for gender equality and empowerment, and the importance of women providing for themselves and their families. By supporting jobs that guarantee fair wages by fair trade, women are able to proudly contribute to their families, encouraging their communities to flourish.