Chid Liberty’s Well-Worn Uniform

Chid Liberty, Right and his design suit Left
Chid Liberty, Right and his design suit Left

Chid Liberty, 37, a Liberian who is working for the Tech Mecca Silicon Valley, the United States is fighting low school-enrollment rates in Africa with his Liberian-produced clothing label Uniform featuring stylish basics made of natural materials like organic Benin cotton.

When he finally returned in 2009, he was an entrepreneur set on making change. After working in Silicon Valley, Liberty co-founded Liberty & Justice, Africa’s first Fair Trade–certified apparel manufacturer, with a factory in Liberia and partnerships with others in Morocco, Kenya and Ghana.

In Liberia, Liberty noticed that many children were missing school because they were unable to afford uniforms. “Liberia has one of the lowest school-enrollment rates [in Africa],” he explains. “And many women were out of work because of Ebola.” These two factors…

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SOURCES: News Now /The Wall Street Journal

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.