Lemlem? It was started by a supermodel from Ethiopia; their website says,
"Liya Kebede discovered that traditional weavers in her native country of
Ethiopia were losing their jobs due to a decline in local demand for
their goods and wanted to do something about it. Recognizing the beauty,
quality and historic significance of their work, Liya started Lemlem in
2007 as a way to inspire economic independence in her native country
and to preserve the art of weaving."
I linked it not because I think you can afford the clothes (because if you're anything like me, you can't), but because I like the initiative. For the 2012 October Dress Project I thought it would be nice if people could use their project to raise money for a charities or movement that did something along these lines-- empowering/assisting women through fashion and clothing. Does anybody know of any charities along those lines?