“Fashion fades, style is eternal.” Rebuilding the foundations for an ethical & sustainable fashion industry

The ethical fashion movement and the #whomademyclothes campaign has been driven by a commitment to change the way the fashion industry engages with supply chains; pushing for transparency and accountability of brands who rely heavily on outsourced supply chains which engage with developing economies and utilise vulnerable workforces. The annual iteration of the #whomademyclothes campaign…

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Mitsein

Mitsein collaborates with communities of artisans in Quang Nam, Vietnam and Takeo, Cambodia; two regions that still have low income averages and an ongoing struggle to resist the pull towards cities and factory work. Through collaborating with local artisans Mitsein sees an opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives through supporting the continuation of…

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Bábbarra Designs

Bábbarra Designs is one of the oldest continuously operating Indigenous textile enterprises in Australia. The establishment of Bábbarra Designs occurred alongside the rise to international fame of the artists of Maningrida Arts & Culture. Many of Bábbarra’s leading artists – Susan Marawarr, Jennifer Wurrkidj, Deborah Wurrkidj and Helen Lanyinwanga – attribute their artistic education to…

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Baobab Batik

Founded in 1991, Baobab Batik is a social enterprise based in Swaziland, Southern Africa. Now, Baobab Batik has evolved into a thriving enterprise employing 35 artisans full time, with 50% of profits reinvested into the company and the community. Each item is handmade by artisans who combine their skills and talents to create a beautiful and…

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Mekong Plus

Mekong+ is a social enterprise which specialises in high quality, hand crafted quilts and accessories. Their Indo-Chine inspired quilt ranges use patchwork, piecing and intricate stitch details to create a contemporary aesthetic. They use the highest quality silks, cottons, and beautiful vintage ethnic embroideries sourced from around Vietnam. The Mekong+ accessories range combines locally sourced,…

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Monkeybiz

Monkeybiz is an economic upliftment project dedicated to reviving the traditional craft of African Beadwork and empowering women to become financially independent. Since 2000, Monkeybiz has supported its 450 bead artists to continue creating these unique artworks. All profits from the sale of artworks go back into the community. One of the most significant achievements…

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Ocean Sole

Passionate about the ocean, its ecosystems and marine wildlife, Oceansole recycle flip-flops that are found littered on beaches and in waterways of Kenya. Every single Ocean Sole product is handcrafted to protect the oceans and teach the world about the threats of marine debris. As a bizarre and yet very real phenomenon, thousands and thousands…

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Ock Pop Tok

Ock Pop Tok works from a platform of fair trade, which is reflected in their commitment to pay fair wages, ensure safe working conditions and cultivate local and international markets that provide a sustainable source of income for artisans and their communities. Based in Luang Prabang, Ock Pop Tok works with the finest, locally sourced raw materials, overseeing all aspects…

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Quazi Design

Quazi Design was founded in 2009 in a mission to create much needed employment in Swaziland, Southern Africa. Their workshop is situated in Sidwashini, the industrial area of Mbabane, Swaziland’s capital. Quazi Design started with the concept of a simple rolled paper bead earring displayed on a card, employing one artisan, believing in the potential to…

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