LIBERTY & JUSTICE
Liberty & Justice is a fair trade apparel manufacturer offering partial ownership stake to employees, operating out of Liberia and Ghana.
Liberty & Justice is a fair trade apparel manufacturer offering partial ownership stake to employees, operating out of Liberia and Ghana. The company currently works with companies like Haggar, Whole Foods, PrAna, and Godiva.
Beginning in 2010 with 30 sewing employees, CEO and Co-founder Chid Liberty is creating a network of fair trade manufacturers in the region by partnering with existing factories that want to comply with fair trade standards. In 2013, he planned to expand Liberty & Justice to 800 employees.
Liberty & Justice primarily measures impact through the improvements in poverty alleviation, personal development, financial literacy, and health, all of which it creates through the jobs it offers to African women. Liberty & Justice provides all employees with above-average wages, healthcare and food stipends, access to savings programs, and transportation to and from the factory each day.
impact to date
Through Sorenson Impact's $250,000 investment, Liberty & Justice generated significant revenue in only three months of operation.
Women employed through Liberty & Justice earn 181 percent more than the average urban Ghanian woman and 238 percent more than the Liberian national average. Additionally, the facility is set-up as a co-op which gives 49 percent ownership to the workers themselves. All women are offered sewing, literacy, and financial literacy classes.