Since 2010, Ethiopia has been one of the fastest growing economies in the world, and the fastest growing economy in Africa. It’s also home to one of the oldest civilizations on earth and birthplace to our beloved coffee. It’s fair to say that in the last thirty years Ethiopia has come a long way. It’s no longer exclusively the country of starving mothers and infants, as originally depicted on the cover of Time magazine in 1987, but rather a young vibrant community brimming with potential. At Parker Clay we are proud to make 100% of our products in Ethiopia, with premium Ethiopian leather, allowing the potential to thrive.
Pursuing the Potential
While progress in Ethiopia is evident, problems still exist...
Women Are in Prostitution
in Addis Ababa
Women Are Unemployed
in Addis Ababa
Children Are Orphaned
It’s currently estimated that over 150,000 women are in prostitution in the capital of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa. Girls as young as 8 years old are lured into prostitution, young women are exploited and trafficked within the country and around the world thinking they are heading towards opportunity yet often enslaved.
Together We Are Ending Prostitution in Ethiopia
It’s Not Only Possible, It’s Happening.
We believe empowering women with a livelihood & professional skills is a vital solution to the problem.
Explore the ways we are making an impact...
Our Factory & People
Employees in Ethiopia
Have Never Had Sustainable Employment
Are Being Empowered
Empowered Women Change the World
Parker Clay is a Certified B Corp
B Corps are for-profit companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.
Fashion on Purpose
For centuries the fashion industry has celebrated the consumer at the expense of the workers. From the beginning of Parker Clay, our dream was of a future where the same value to consumers existed while also providing deep and lasting value to our workers, making visible the invisible threads which bring us together. We aim to celebrate people on both sides.
Our labor contracts are based on USD to protect from currency devaluation.Text
We protect our workers from inflation by reevaluating the cost of a basket of goods and services each year.
Through our Center of Excellence we provide training & a path to progress for our employees to reach their full potential.