Hey beautiful people!
Today’s post is a super exciting one for me.
Not too long ago I had the opportunity to model in a local Indy photoshoot for an Indy based fashion label. I was stoked! Of course, like the loser that I am, I didn’t research the company prior to the shoot as thoroughly as I should’ve. But when I arrived to the shoot, I knew this company was unique and was definitely one I’d end up loving.
I actually got to model for Liz Alig to create their Summer Collection lookbook (which hasn’t released yet, but don’t worry, I’ll let you know when it does!) Liz Alig partners with “over ten amazing fair trade cooperatives, workshops, and NGO’s that not only create beautiful ethical clothing, but are so much different than traditional production houses. They use funds to offer free skills training to women, they offer free nursery for young children, they not only pay well but give paid holidays and benefits to employees.” Talk about a company I want to stand behind.
One of their main partners is located in Tegucigalpa, Honduras called Mi Esperanza. Mi Esperanza actually provides skill training to low income women. “This empowers these women to go back to school, start their own businesses, and provide for their families. These things are unheard of for women who previously lived on less than a dollar a day.” Purchasing from Liz Alig is making a huge impact and change in the women’s lives around the world!!
Liz Alig strives to make “fashion forward, effortless style that you want to wear – clothing that gives women in developing countries hope and a meaningful job.”
This beautiful chambray dress was handmade in Cambodia by artisans, located in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. How cool is that? It’s actually made of fabric that is “sourced from the large amount of excess fabrics that are discarded from all the production facilities there.”
I’m in love with this fabric! It feels so nice on! The buttons down the front add such a cute touch, and I am loving the length too!!
Isn’t this necklace so unique and stunning? It was handmade by a group just outside of Nairobi, Kenya. This group actually helps homeless teens get off the streets! They help to give them an education and train them in various technical skills that, in the long run, will help them get jobs after their schooling.
The Shiro Necklace is handmade using African Cypress wood by this group through their woodworking program. PLUS, proceeds from this particular piece go directly back to this organization; that’s incredible!!
This adorable little wristet/clutch is just beautiful. This embroidered bag was made from recycled fabric and was hand embroidered by Nou Hope in the Central Plateau of Haiti.
For those of you who know me, Haiti is very near and dear to my heart. For those of you who don’t know me, my father is a missionary, and I’ve grown up my whole life watching my father go to and from Haiti.
When I was a bit older, somewhere in the middle school range, and got over my fear of flying to a third world country, I too was able to embark on mission trips, alongside my whole family. I’ve gone back every year since.
Haiti is now my home away from home.
So this bag means a lot to me.
Liz Alig believes clothing should be effortless.
Liz Alig believes recycling and giving back are not only important, but crucial.
And Liz Alig believes that the clothing we choose to wear impacts the world around us.
“We believe together this kind of thinking can change the world – even if it is one women’s village at a time.”
So do yourself and someone else, miles and miles away from where you are, a favor, and shop Liz Alig | Fair Trade Fashion