In 2011 when Kirsten and her family moved to Austin, Texas, she had a feeling that this community would be an amazing place to launch her social business in ethical fashion. The culture here is so supportive of the farm-to-table movement + it is easy to see that conscious consumerism is a large part of what makes Austin so unique.
If we fast forward a few years, it's been amazing to see so many likeminded companies grow + emerge. Last month we participated in a collaboration with 7 other socially conscious brands based in Austin. We are honored to be a part of this growing community of impact-oriented local companies
In addition to Raven+ Lily, the 7 other participating companies also focus on empowering artisans and giving back to those communities in meaningful ways. Read more about them below and click on the link to Shop the LOOKBOOK from the photo shoot + support fellow ethical companies based right here in beautiful Austin, Texas.
Sending children to school for a year with each bag sold | www.esperosbags.com
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 free-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
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
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
Employing Tanzanian artisan women to create artistic, handmade apparel while paying fair wages and supporting future career development | www.thoughtcollectivedesign.
| CREDITS |
HAIR AND MAKEUP ARTIST: REAGON LOGNION
PHOTOGRAPHER / VIDEOGRAPHER: LEEANN FUNK
ASSISTANT DIRECTORS & STYLiSTS: ERICA DENNY, AUDREY HICKEY
COLLABORATION COORDINATOR / DIRECTOR: CHRISTINE KNUEVEN