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RURAL WOMEN'S PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
AND MARKETING VENTURE


Through the Rural Women's Product Development and Marketing Venture, RDLN helped develop and market a line of rural women's products, especially crafts and items made from locally grown food.

In many rural communities, few jobs are available, except perhaps farm labor or entry level part-time jobs in the fast food industry. This project focussed on areas that are historically oppressed. For a number of the women involved, economic difficulties have been compounded by health problems, disability, accidents and/or other catastrophe.

Through the Rural Women's Product Development and Marketing Venture, these women gained income and self-reliance for their families and enhance the quality of life in their communities.
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Display at Davis Farmers Market during RDLN Institute in California

There are four collaborating groups. Only products by the Freedom Quilting Bee are available now:

Artes del Valle, CO

Freedom Quilting Bee, AL

Mujeres Unidas, NM

Native Women's Cooperative, OK

We urge you to support women-owned businesses, which contribute to social justice by providing economic alternatives in historically oppressed areas. Please click below to see available test products.
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