Kate Spade and Company Introduces a New Corporate Social Responsibility Program to Empower Women in Rwanda
Reflecting the company's commitment of empowering women to help change their communities, Kate Spade & Company has recently announced the launch of a new trade-based initiative as part of its corporate social responsibility program. To implement this for-profit initiative, Kate Spade & Company got about 150 local artisans in Masoro, Rwanda to found their cooperative and become the company's supplier.
Instead of just donating money to some charitable program Kate Spade & Company decided to help make the village of Masoro become more economically efficient. The company provided these artisans a comprehensive training program designed to develop the necessary technical skills and enhance knowledge in financial literacy and personal health. This training program allowed the existing cooperative to transform into a licensed business entity. Kate Spade & Company provides its employees with fair compensation package that includes such benefits as vacation, health care, maternity leave and national social security benefits.
The local artisans create exclusive handmade products for the limited-edition on purpose collections, such as kate spade new york jewelry, handbags and scarves, Jack Spade pocket squares, totes and bracelets and Kate Spade Saturday jewelry and home products. These gorgeous items are designed to perfectly match each brand's collections and the employees follow the same set of design and manufacturing standards the company applies to all its merchandise.
This business model has been introduced to give the talented artisans of Rwanda the opportunity to become a manufacturing partner of Kate Spade & Company and this way enter in the global marketplace.
Kate Spade & Company designs and sells clothing and accessories under three global brands: kate spade new york, Jack Spade and Kate Spade Saturday. These brands offer collections that inspire and help stand out due to the sophisticated design, bright colors and unique accessories. To save up to 50% on brand name clothing make sure you use Kate Spade Coupon Codes.
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