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2013 Round Up from G-lish | G-lish Ghana

2013 Round Up from G-lish

You can read our 2013 Round-Up here. It’s a pdf document. Right click to open in a new tab or to download and read on your computer. See many of the fabulous art pieces made in 2013. The exhibition dates for the Sydney art exhibition will be released in January. Meanwhile,

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

We want to thank everyone for your support on Facebook and Twitter, and visiting our online shop and web site. We especially want to thank all of our customers, new and old. Without your purchases, G-lish could not exist. It’s because you buy our products that we can help transform some of the poorest communities in Ghana by giving them choices—economic empowerment through income generation; cleaner places to live—environmental regeneration through recycling and waste management, and through raising trees; and by creating awareness of social issues among the next generation via conflict management and peacebuilding workshops and soccer matches.

2013 figures:

  • 254 products made. Exported 90% of products to Australia, USA, the Netherlands, and several other countries. 10% were sold in Ghana at Trashy Bags in Accra.
  • Worked with 61 producers, half of whom are weavers, the other half are involved in recycled materials production: cutting and twisting recycled plastic and cloth. Numerous extra village women and men supported us during the art workshops spending days untwisting cloth and plastic to help the artisans so they could concentrate on designing and creating art work.
  • 25 weavers have been given creativity, design, and colour theory training to develop their creativity and design skills to create unique woven art work: Atoore showing hers below.
  • 250 straw basket weavers have increased awareness about fair prices from our work visiting 6 villages under the Fair Market Project funded by the Australian High Commission
  • 50 international buyers of straw baskets were surveyed on prices paid for STRAW baskets

Atoore art work

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