Los Angeles is a city that definitely radiates fashion. People here are always up for trying new, creative outfits. Now, you can be fashionable and give back! These brands help people in need, and also provide beautiful items to wear.
Raven + Lily
This company is 100% eco-friendly and sustainable. The lifestyle brand employs at-risk women around the world, who have been part of sex trafficked or are HIV+. The women make fair trade collections of jewelry, clothing, accessories and home goods. Everything has a light, earthy feel that I love. Whether you purchase their cotton make-up bag, one of their eye catching necklaces, or wooden bangles, you will be giving back and loving your goodies.
Akola is a collection of jewelry and accessories handmade with care by Ugandan women who are empowered through training and employment to uplift their families out of poverty. The pieces are simple, delicate and beautiful.
FashionABLE works with women to in Africa to start small business cooperatives while also partnering with businesses who have fair wage and hiring practices for women. FashionABLE creates, light-weight hand loomed scarves that are perfect for Los Angeles’ weather.
This ethical fashion brand hires high potential women in Uganda to make sandals to enable them to earn money through dignified employment that will go directly towards their college educations and make sure they continue pursuing their dreams. In addition to their work in Uganda, they design and source ethically made products from East Africa. The sandals they produce are so chic. I want them all. They also produce a variety of accessories, so you can change up your look and keep your style unique.