Lemlem Collection of handcrafted women’s and children’s apparel utilizing local Ethiopian artisan techniques of weaving. Established by model and WHO ambassador Liya Kebede…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.
PROJECT SOCIAL T Line of fashionable basics manufactured locally, in Los Angeles, CA.Read More
Ada Zanditon UK-based, eco-fashion designer and fashion-line that has earned a cult, celebrity following. Sustainable business and production practices are core to the…Read More
ASOS This popular U.K. retailer introduced ASOS – Africa, which utilizes African craftsmanship, textiles, and pattern-work in the esthetic of the design for…Read More
Deena Aljuhani Abdulaziz Owner, D’NA Commands two exclusive luxury boutiques in the Middle East and works to bridge two very different cultures. Works…Read More
Indosole (recycled and empowering the local) “Soles with Soul.” Recycles old tires and repurposes them into awesome footwear that lasts. Shoes are made…Read More
American Apparel Hip, fashionable clothing brand/retailer known for making its trademark cotton basics without the use of sweatshops. Strong commitment to sustainability as…Read More
Kaight Retailer that stocks only fashion that can be classified as locally produced, organic, reclaimed, fair-trade or zero waste. Has become the destination…Read More
Artists and Revolutionaries This brand has a season-less attitude towards clothes. Its focus is on fair-trade, eco-living, earth treasures and handmade products. The…Read More
Study NY This alternative brand is known as a rebel in the industry. Garment production lives outside of the traditional fashion season and…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…Read More