For every basket or artwork purchased a weaver is able to provide for his or her family in a way never done before, giving their children access to education, medication and empowering women as breadwinners.
HOW G-LISH STARTED
In 2009, G-lish co-founders Godwin and Gayle had been collecting plastic rubbish from water bags. Over time, the plastic was overtaking the little space they had.
One day and suffering with malaria at home, Godwin cut one of the plastic bags into strips and twisted it into a twine. Upon seeing that, Gayle said they could try making baskets with it.
Soon after, together with Edna, Godwin’s cousin from the original G-lish village, they cut, twisted and wove plastic twine into the first small G-lish basket.
As small as a kitten, it fit in the palm of one hand.
As they say, “from little things, big things grow.”
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