Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Walmart new website empowers women-owned businesses
Walmart new website empowers women-owned businesses
08
Mar '13
Walmart launched an online destination on Walmart.com that gives shoppers who want to buy unique and interesting products the opportunity to do so while supporting small women-owned businesses around the world.  With each purchase, consumers lift and empower the women behind these products to create new jobs and improve both their own lives and the lives of their families and communities.  At launch, Empowering Women Together will offer shoppers more than 200 items from 19 businesses in nine countries.

“Empowering Women Together is a simple concept; it connects shoppers in the United States with quality products made by women-owned businesses around the world,” said Andrea Thomas, senior vice president, Walmart.  “And in doing that, it helps achieve so much more.  Through Walmart’s Empowering Women Together, customers can help these suppliers increase their incomes, better their lives and create new jobs for others, and Walmart can help these suppliers gain experience with buying trends, scaling, product development and acumen they need to build their businesses.”

“As merchants, we’re always looking for new products to share with our customers that are quality, on-trend and priced right,” said Kelly Thompson, senior vice president of merchandising, Walmart.com.  “The products from the Empowering Women Together collection deliver all of that while also giving our customers the chance to do good with their dollars – it’s a positive and powerful proposition for everyone.”

Empowering Women Together will be part of Store for Good, a developing Walmart.com program dedicated to connecting consumers with products that do good for other people, for themselves, or for our environment.  The initiative will grow and potentially include eco-friendly products and healthier food options.

Each of the businesses participating in Empowering Women Together is fueled by women with inspiring stories.  No two stories are alike.  Challenges such as poverty, lack of education, domestic abuse and physical limitations are common.  What each supplier shares is a drive to build a better future. Empowering Women Together will give Joy Ndungutse, an entrepreneur in Rwanda, and many women like her around the world the opportunity they never thought they’d have – to begin or greatly expand their access to shoppers in America.

“From a humble beginning under a tree in a remote village in Rwanda, my sister and I founded Gahaya Links after the devastating 1994 Rwanda Genocide that left over 1 million dead,” said Joy Ndungutse.  “We organized about 20 women with a vision of empowering them to enhance their weaving skills, to be able to earn an income, and live adequately by community standards.  Today we are a growing network of over 4,000 women, the majority of whom are genocide survivors and are organized in cooperatives throughout Rwanda.  Through our partnership with Full Circle Exchange and opportunities such as Empowering Women Together, this platform gives hope to many families in Rwanda and we are so grateful.”


Must ReadView All

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 25th Feb 2020

US surpasses China as India's biggest trading partner

The United States has surpassed China to become India's top trading...

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 25th Feb 2020

Coronavirus may shift buyers to Turkey, fuel cotton growth

The coronavirus outbreak will cause a possible shrinking of China's...

Pic: Shutterstock

Apparel/Garments | On 25th Feb 2020

Tough for Vietnamese firms to follow EVFTA rules of origin

Though Vietnamese textile and garment firms are aware of the...

Interviews View All

Jim Desai, Blaiva Fabricaa

Jim Desai
Blaiva Fabricaa

Fashion industry likely to remain labour-intensive in coming years

C. Dhandayuthapani, Mag Solvics Pvt. Ltd

C. Dhandayuthapani
Mag Solvics Pvt. Ltd

ITME 2016 exploited our full strength like never before

Dharmendra Shah, Ozone PB Spintex Limited

Dharmendra Shah
Ozone PB Spintex Limited

‘We have made huge investments to ensure quality yarn production.’

Paolo Toricella,

Paolo Toricella

Electronics for Imaging (EFI) is a global technology company, based in...

Alon Moshe,

Alon Moshe

Israel-based Twine Solutions is a technology start-up that has developed a ...

Abhishek Pachauri,

Abhishek Pachauri

Reckon Industries is into manufacturing of textile process house machines, ...

Sameer Sonkusale & Rachel Owyeung, Tufts University

Sameer Sonkusale & Rachel Owyeung
Tufts University

A team at the Tufts University in Massachusetts was recently in news for...

Kazuaki Yazawa, Purdue University

Kazuaki Yazawa
Purdue University

Scientist <b>Kazuaki Yazawa</b> has developed thermoelectric semiconductor ...

Thomas Ong P S, NanoTextile

Thomas Ong P S
NanoTextile

Malaysian company NanoTextile Sdn Bhd taps into the potentials of...

Seema Agrawal, Artisan Saga

Seema Agrawal
Artisan Saga

Artisan Saga, founded by Kaushik Rajani and Seema Agrawal, is an online...

Yash P. Kotak, Bombay Hemp Company

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Priya Somaiya, Usha Social Services

Priya Somaiya
Usha Social Services

The Usha Silai label from Usha International is all set for a retail...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


February 2020

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Advanced Search