Thursday, August 24, 2017

Artisan.Fashion: Handcrafted Accessories with a Social Impact

Artisan.Fashion is the first African production company to successfully combine artisan creativity and production capability with a careful consideration for traceable social impact. This group of over 1,000 artisans has created and produced beautiful accessories for some of the most recognized luxury fashion houses including Vivienne Westwood, Stella McCartney, sass & bide, Chan Luu and Karen Walker.

Artisan.Fashion started as a part of a charitable organization. It was originally part of the Ethical Fashion Initiative, a programme of the International Trade Centre (a joint agency of the United Nations and the World Trade Organisation). Today, Artisan.Fashion is a private company.

Each of Artisan.Fashion's products is handcrafted. The bonus is that there is a special, socially empowering story behind each stage of the production process. That added value, combined with the idea of supporting such a movement, is very refreshing and appealing.

Here are some videos on the company and its fabulous hand crafted creations...