Episode 28: Bringing Traditional African Jewelry to Market with Megan Kitt of Tuli
Megan Kitt is the founder of Tuli, an ethical business that is working to improve womens’ lives in Uganda by bringing their traditional paper jewelry products to the global market.
Tuli’s mission is to empower resourceful, hard-working people in Uganda to earn long-term, sustainable incomes and, in doing so, fight poverty.
Tuli uses the fashion industry to bring a large market to women in Uganda who would otherwise have little access to buyers. They work with our partners in Kampala to create designs relevant to today’s fashion market.
Megan’s background is as a model and freelance journalist, which means she possesses a unique blend of experience that is perfect for combining social enterprise with fashion.
- Why Megan left her glamorous international career to start a grassroots business in a very poor country.
- How Megan has trained her artisans to develop products that appeal to the Western market.
- How Tuli ensures consistent product quality.
- How Tuli has managed to develop a network of bricks and mortar retailers stocking their products.
- What are the most important elements of building a business that truly helps lift people out of poverty.
- How Megan built Tuli from an idea and a passion into a thriving business concern.
- Why it’s important to follow your passion in life.
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