Liberty & Justice Development Organization was established to help the African apparel industry meet the challenge of global competition by achieving higher output and lower costs, to build the industrial skills of the African work force, and to establish models for social and environmental justice in apparel manufacturing that are transferable to other industries. Our focus is on building local capacity for the future, but our programs and materials are designed to benefit the industry today.

L&J.org began in 2009 as Made In Liberia. The implementing team was led by social entrepreneurs Chid Liberty and Adam Butlein, technical expertise in apparel production was supplied by Werner International, Inc., and the enterprise transformation consultant Dr. David Butlein provided project support on workforce development and training issues. L&J.org is building a staff of African trainers, engineers, and consultants with the multi-lingual and cross-cultural skills required by Africa’s multi-national manufacturing environment.


Our 5-year Social and Environmental Impact Goals include the following:

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news-cnnChid Liberty’s family business high-rise was corrupted into a site of conflict, mass graves and executions during Liberia’s fourteen-year civil war. A prominent building on Monrovia’s cityscape, it was occupied by warring factions – including Charles Taylor. The family investment was pillaged, with even the metal electric wiring from…Read Article
news-articleAfter a military coup overtook Liberia in 1980, Chid Liberty and his family fled the country for the United States. Liberty studied abroad, but knew he wanted to return to Liberia and help the country rebuild. He told PRI’s The World: Unfortunately there wasn’t really the political or economic climate here that would allow me to come and do…Read Article

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