ZADY Lifestyle site and retailer that caries an inventory of items that must be timeless, high quality, locally sourced, hand-made, and/or sustainable pieces….Read More
The idea of investing in the local is something we think of as pretty damn cool these days. We’ve been seeing a return to the authentic, traditional, and made-by-hand-and-with-love way of doing things. Whether it’s the growing presence of farmer’s markets or the popularity of artisanal goods, this is a burgeoning market that is quintessentially hip.
The fashion industry has caught on, as it does, and shakers have embraced this movement with open arms, taking it to new levels of chicness. Fashion-4-the-people, as we like to think of it, is quickly proving itself to be a highly viable tool of empowerment that produces garments and accessories that are as marketable as they are compelling.
Shakers in the industry understand that this type of investing in local artisans, traditional craftsmanship, and small farmers and manufacturers creates a story that is wholly unique for their customers, making the clothes that much more special. Not only do these shakers financially invest in those who they directly work with but, by telling these stories, they can potentially uplift entire communities who depend on the survival of these skills and industries by bringing them the notoriety needed to ensure their survival for generations to come. It’s truly the coolest.
Fashion-4-the-People is a story worth looking into. Get to know these believers in the local.
MAIYET “A fashion brand that celebrates rare artisanal skills from unexpected places.” This design-driven brand is re-imagining the concept of luxury fashion by…Read More
LAURA SIEGEL AND PROJECT 1127 Launched Project 1127 to commemorate the tragedy that occurred in a Bangladeshi garment factory in 2013 where 1,127…Read More
HENRIETTA LUDGATE Luxury womenswear dedicated to supporting Scottish craftsmanship. Fabrics are produced locally and sourced from within British Isles. Concerned with empowering and…Read More
LIGHT GIVES HEAT Non-profit committed to empowering people in-need through commerce and film. Online store carries garments, jewelry, and goods made from artisans…Read More
THE BRAVE COLLECTION Handmade jewelry crafted in Cambodia by local artisans to celebrate and empower women around the world. Proceeds go towards human…Read More
OLIBERTE “Empowerment, transparency, and doing right by all.” World’s first fair trade footwear manufacturing brand. African made, partnering with local suppliers, craftsmen and…Read More
CECILIA MORELLI PARIKH & JULIE LEYMARIEV Co-Founders, Le Mill This duo co-founded an Indian luxury concept store, Le Mill, converting an old rice…Read More
ANAMIKA KHANNA Designer, Anamika Khanna The “Designers’ designer.” She blends traditional Indian textiles and techniques with Western silhouettes and tailoring. Emphasizes the use…Read More
BRUNELLO CUCINELLI Founder & Chief Executive, Brunello Cucinelli He’s become known as the ‘King of Cashmere’ for his luxe knits and his fervent…Read More
HANNELI RUPERT Founder & Owner, Merchants on Long & Okapi One of the industry’s most noteworthy advocates for locally and sustainably sourced products….Read More
ALDER NY Brooklyn-based menswear line with an emphasis on local artisans and craftsmanship. Website Categories: Fashion 4 the PeopleRead More