POD, a worker-owned microenterprise supported by Deming, N.M.-based Border Partners, provides opportunities for women in Palomas, Chihuahua (across the border from Columbus, N.M.), to produce and sell beautiful oilcloth products around the world.
Global Girlfriend gives POD another option to market its products and a potential to boost revenues. The first order is comprised of 700 totebags, aprons and tablecloths! The items will soon be listed on the Global Girlfriend web-based catalogue.
Polly Edmunds, a volunteer and a member of the board of directors of Border Partners, expressed hope that POD will continue its relationship with Etsy while expanding into its new role with Global Girlfriend. "They will sell different products at the etsy.com store than the ones on the GG site," said Ms. Edmunds. She credited Tom Aageson, a POD advisor and executive director of the Global Center for Cultural Entrepreneurship, with establishing the connection between the Palomas women's cooperative and Global Girlfriend. Tom is also a member of Bread for the World in Santa Fe.