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Dear friends, We all know Spring is a season of new beginnings – we waited with anticipation to swing open the windows and feel a warm breeze, watch the leaves unfurl and flowers bloom. At One Mango Tree we experienced our own kind of Spring season, unfurling all sorts of beautiful new products and improving the way we do business with our artisans. Our Spring|Summer 2012 collection brings new artisans into the mix, weaving hand-dyed and hand-loomed fabrics into our palette, and adding leather and horn accents. We have a brand new jewelry collection, and our apparel gets fresh life with a mix of new shapes and fabrics. Our artisans in Northern Uganda are starting the season afresh as well – working at home in their villages for the very first time. This past Christmas we gifted sewing machines to our Gulu tailors and started a work-from-home system, whereby the ladies meet weekly to pick up work assignments and plan their own work schedules. This shift makes time for gardening and being with their families – an exciting step forward in making life better for our artisans. In Kampala, we’re setting a new standard for ethical apparel manufacturing, where we pay more than double the regular factory wages to our machine operators (opposite page, bottom). We look forward to teaching you more this season about how your clothes are made, helping you to connect to the people behind the products. Thank you for joining us in the journey! Peace,
meet the ladies
the tag that tells a story
opposite S H I R R E D T U N I C shown here in navy blue, xs-xl $38
left H E A R T U G A N D A necklace made by Balungi exclusively for One Mango tree $58
right B A N A N A T R I O bangles made by Indego Africa for One Mango tree $22
left K A R A M O J A B A N G L E S E T made by Balungi for One Mango Tree $42 opposite M A X I T A N K D R E S S shown here in black, xs-xl $58
C A P S U Lcollection E
top left B E A C H H O O D I E T O P $68 opposite B O W M A X I D R E S S $88 top right C A N T E E N B A G $68 bottom K I T E N G E S H I F T D R E S S $78
Kitenge key-teng-ay Kitenge or chitenge is an African garment similar to sarong, often worn by women wrapped around the chest or waist, over the head as a headscarf, or as a baby sling. They are also sometimes worn by men around the waist in hot weather.
opposite G L I T T E R S T R I P E M I N I D R E S S organic knit xs-xl $38
left I N E G O B I B N E C K L A C E made by Indego Africa for One Mango Tree $36 opposite M A X I S K I R T shown here in hot pink, xs-xl $42
opposite R A C E R B A C K T A N K shown here in deep lake, xs-xl $26 opposite M A X I S K I R T shown here in navy, xs-xl $42
right P U R P L E C H E V R O N bangle made by Indego Africa for One Mango tree $20
left H E A R T U G A N D A necklace made by Balungi exclusively for One Mango tree $18
left E V E R Y D A Y H O B O shown here in Sweet Peas $28 opposite B A L L E T T E E shown here in chili red, xs-xl $28
above S H O R T S H O R T S shown here in geometry xs-xl $36 left B A L L E T T E E shown here in hot pink xs-xl $28 left P O C K E T S K I R T shown here in geometry xs-xl $32
left P I N K I K A T S I G N A T U R E H O B O hand-loomed cotton, upcycled leather straps $54
right K A R A N E necklace made by Balungi exclusively for One Mango tree $48
At One Mango Tree, we believe that economic empowerment provides the foundation necessary for achieving sustainable peace and development. Our model revolves around this belief, going beyond fair trade to create jobs and improve quality of life in some of the most challenging environments in the world.
A look at some of the best pieces from our new Spring|Summer 2012 Collection.