Friday, September 21, 2007

Caravana - Fashion label with a conscience


I went to an amazing sale last week by Caravana, which is often referred to as a 'fashion label with a conscience'. Two Australian girls have set up their production line at the foot of the Himalayas in Chitral, Pakistan, near the border of Afghanistan. They employ local women, from a strict muslim code, who would not normally have access to work that is culturally acceptable in their society. Cath Braid, one of the duo, studied fashion at Central St Martins College of Art and Design in London, and did a year's internship with Burberry. Kirsten Ainsworth spends part of her time working for UN organisations around the world and re-invests the money into the fashion label. You can read more about them in an article here. Above images are all the great things I got at the sale. Below images are of their collection posted at lucire.com. xxxx

2 comments:

Jack Yan said...

Thank you for the link to Lucire!

Annalisa Backlund said...

Pleasure! It's a great read and resource. xxxx