Seed2Shirt founder, Tameka Peoples, made international history as the first black woman to bridge the gap through fair exchange manufacturing by collaborating with All-Black Owned production company to produce seed-to-cotton shirts in Africa and partnering with a Black Woman-Owned printing company in Atlanta, Ga.
Sacramento, CA, native Tameka Peoples is the founder, CEO, and managing director of Seed2Shirt. With the experience and passion from running a nonprofit, while supporting farmers in the US and Africa, many still wouldn’t believe the love, heart, and commitment she puts into everything she does is all with great intention. Her goal is to positively impact over 350,000 organic cotton farmers in W. Africa: Burkina Faso with the program and services which have already positively impacted over 3,000 US African American farmers through her company, Seed2Shirt.
The Seed2Shirt vision was born out of a need for production to exist in communities of color, and to be a company that empowers people who’ve been traditionally marginalized. Create planet beneficial products and services and use THEIR profits for usefully supporting programs that change the world. They’ve done just that!
Having a 2022 goal to be the leading ethical/eco-friendly “blank” apparel manufacturer and fulfillment service provider for businesses brands big and small. While positively impacting African American and small hold African cotton farmers – through Seed2Shirt Farmer Enrichment Program. Seed 2 Shirt products and services empower the African Diaspora people.
Seed 2 Shirt is the only Black woman-owned apparel line produced ethically using an all-black supply chain from Seed2Shirt. They are also the only black woman-owned company that’s a “Global Organic Textile Standard” certified “organic cotton broker” importing offer 100,000 pounds of West African Organic cotton. Supporting market expansion for the farmers within the US manufacturing sector.
Seed2Shirt provides tools, resources, market expansion opportunities, and ways to enrich and improve livelihoods now and in the future. They are building a Legacy of empowerment for black people, farmers, and makers for centuries to come. They aim to positively impact over 350,000 organic cotton farmers in W. Africa: Burkina Faso with our program and services and have already positively impacted over 3,000 US African American farmers.
It’s more than a shirt it’s a movement. ~ Tameka Peoples
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