In response to growing demand from socially conscious consumers, ethical fashion brands are popping up around the world and established brands are developing eco-friendly lines. The brands below are just some of several that are empowering economically disadvantaged artisans in communities across several African countries.
Originally posted at: https://shoppeblack.us/2016/10/ethical-fashion-brands/
The Haute Baso brand is founded by Linda Mukangoga and Candy Basomingera. Their vision is to promote Rwanda’s ability to produce high-end and functional products that are able to compete on local and international levels. Haute Baso believes that the fashion industry can be a tool to empower women.
creates unique and stylish one-off pieces of clothing with matching neck pieces using vintage and recycled materials which beautifully meld into a look of classic sophistication.
is a clothing line founded by Liberty & Justice, the first fair trade apparel manufacturer in Africa. Reportedly, for every shirt purchased, a school uniform manufactured by their fair trade factory will be donated to an impoverished child in Liberia.
is a Ghanaian womenswear clothing brand founded by Klekleli Dzidzienyo. The brand is inspired by the natural diversity in culture with exotic playful and sublime aesthetics.
is a Rwandan fashion brand that was born out of founder, Sonia Mugabo’s strong interest in design; and the desire to tap into the existing local artisan talent to make high quality men and womenswear.
is a Senegalese fashion brand founded by Sophie Nzinga Sy. The collection features exquisite and the finest materials and fabrics namely silks, hand made Senegalese cloth and semi precious stones.