|Peace Goods is a fair trade handicrafts organization focused on
fighting poverty through providing employment opportunities for artisans
in developing countries. Peace Goods was started by returned Peace
Corps volunteer, Kyley Schmidt, after she spent 2 1/2 years in
Madagascar establishing a women's silk weaving cooperative. After
returning to her home state of North Carolina in 2005, Kyley founded
Peace Goods to help the weavers market their cloth in the U.S. Peace
Goods is looking to grow by increasing sales outlets and by including
crafts from other artisans groups.
Kyley has a B.S. in Textile Technology and Design from NC State and a
M.B.A. in Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Enterprise from UNC's
Kenan-Flagler Business School. She currently works as a fair trade
marketing consultant when she's not playing with silk.