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ATX Ethical Fashion Collaboration

December 16, 2014

From Thought Collective:

Why have eight fashion brands collaborated for this ATX ethical fashion campaign?

We wanted to create a photo shoot that gives eight Austin-based ethical fashion companies a chance to collaborate together and do what we love best - encouraging sustainability and empowerment in the fashion supply chain.

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ATX Ethical Fashion Collaboration

We believe it is important to know how your products are produced and that the people behind the products are in encouraging and safe environments with sustainable wages. Each Austin-based company in the collaboration creates products that give back through different avenues to achieve this goal. We have personal relationships with the artisans who make our clothes, apparel, accessories, and more, which makes every piece that much more meaningful.

The eight businesses involved in the photo shoot collaboration represent over ten countries with sustainable missions. They are all diverse but all a provide a chance to change the way fashion is practiced. Raven + Lily empowers women through design by partnering with artisan groups in different countries. Thought Collective trains and equips women in Tanzania in the art of apparel making and then encourages them to start their own business with the intent of spreading these skills and practices of sustainability to others. Miscoots works in America, helping those in poverty find an income and an encouraging work environment while donating socks to the homeless. Esperos bags sends a child to school for a year with the purchase of any of their products. And the list goes on...businesses changing the way business is run. 

We understand that it is a challenge to go against normalcy, but we believe in what we are doing and we have a lot of hope in the future of fashion. There are eight different brands in Austin alone striving to achieve this goal in creative and diverse ways, creating everything from bags to bracelets, so the future of fashion is bright.

Ultimately, we want this to be a way for fair trade and ethical companies in Austin to come together and do what we love."

Making-of Video:

BRAND //  MISSION //  HOW TO FIND US FOCUSED 

ESPEROS BAGS

sending children to school for a year with each bag sold // www.esperosbags.com

TEYSHA
employing artisans in Guatemala to create a more vibrant world by 
connecting people and culture // www.teysha.is 
FORTRESS OF INCA 
fair waged, handmade Peruvian shoes that encourage a freee-spirited lifestyle //www.fortressofinca.com
RAVEN + LILY
empowering women through design in countries around the world by fair wages, quality work, and encouragement // www.ravenandlily.com
CATHERINE NICOLE 
empowering Ugandan girls through donating a portion of sales to micro-loans and education as well as selling select fair trade items // www.catherinenicole.com
MITSCOOTS  
giving a pair of socks away for each one sold and employing those less fortunate to package all socks here in Austin // www.mitscoots.com
PURSE & CLUTCH
selling fair trade handbags made from artisans around the world who create their products with an emphasis on craft & quality // www.purseandclutch.com
THOUGHT COLLECTIVE
employing Tanzanian artisan women to create artistic, handmade apparel while paying fair wages and supporting future career development // www.thoughtcollectivedesign.com
MODELS 
BEHIND THE SCENES PHOTOGRAPHERS 
HAIR AND MAKEUP ARTIST
PHOTOGRAPHER / VIDEOGRAPHER 
ASSISTANT DIRECTORS & STYLiSTS 
ERICA DENNY
COLLABORATION COORDINATOR / DIRECTOR 


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