We could've stopped at a “branded t-shirt” but looking at the state of apparel production, the state of land loss /equity for black farmers in the US & Africa particularly cotton farmer’s, and the environmental issue related to apparel we went a step further and connected it all…
“From Seed2Shirt, your T-shirt doesn’t start in a store…it starts in the field. Fast fashion is shifting to more eco-friendly conscious models and Seed2Shirt, plan is to be a leader among this shift.”
We practice a "Beyond Fair-Trade" model sewing back into the farmers to improve the lives of small-scale and socially disadvantaged cotton farmers. We accomplish this through initiatives that expand resources, encourage sustainability, and build resilience We have collaborative partners in this work in US & Africa. A percentage of all our sales goes towards this program, supporters can donate to our work - donate here.
Seed2Shirt – Farmer Enrichment program is the culmination of efforts dedicated and centered on the empowerment of marginalized people leading to the rebuilding of community and countering systems of inequity. The Farmer Enrichment Program empowers black, indigenous people of color (BIPOC) farmers—particularly cotton farmers in US and Africa to earn a livable wages and positively impact the global apparel production supply chain.
- Workshops: Organic Farming - Soil Health - Business Training
This is more than a shirt it’s a movement that supports a global shift in how we source, who is involved in apparel production at scale in the US, a shift in how we support the backbone of our planet small hold farmers and ultimately improving the equity divide.
Providing tools and supplies needed to successfully and accessibly flourish as farmers.
As a team, we aim to open doors for women through resources and opportunities they wouldn't naturally have access to.
Some say we only have 20 harvests left. Our cotton farmers in Africa/US are facing extreme soil issues causing impact to yield. Our Soil Science enhancement program works with farmers getting support, education, and resources on their soil.
We are devoted to sustainability and in essence, that means making sure that black farmers can not only thrive independently succeed, and build into the future.
Seed2Shirt - Where We're At - Production and Key Centers of Gravity
Founder - Director of Operations
and trainer in access to markets workshop
Dir. Africa Partnership / Ops
Expert farm programs and implementation
Dir. Organic Cotton Operations West Africa
Burkina Faso - National Farm Program Manager
Our Sprout Africa - Smallhold Farmer Business Training Team
Expert Soil Scientist Lead Crop Health Program Management
Director of Manufacturing Operations & Integrative Approaches
Chief Financial Officer & Assistant Operations Integration
Director of Product Placement & Africa & US Ops Integration
Marketing & Social Media Director
Marketing & Social Media - Africa
Peoples Foundation CCMVS is a proud partner/fiscal agent supporting the goals of the Seed2Shirt - Farmer Enrichment Program...because it's our "Goal is to BE the change we want to see in this world through our mission to provide Responsive, Empowering, Actionable Lasting (REAL) change to our community. "
Seed2Shirt selection as a participant in FiberShed regional fiber manufacturing initiative (RFMI) who supports "Developing regenerative textile systems that are based on carbon farming, regional manufacturing, and public education." We are proud participants in this initiative as it meets our business and program goals of a soil-to-soil approach of apparel production and focus on community
We’re proud partners with one of the top organic cotton production countries in West Africa -Burkina Faso, for cotton source and small-scale farmer support -with full scale empowerment programs throughout all eight (8) cotton producing zones in the country. Our program empowers farmers to grow organically, sell more, and retain their land. This program enhances diversity and solidarity in the global supply chain. Our training and pragmas include: Program Soil Training - Smallhold Farmer Business Training and much more "