Danish design. Love it. 100% natural materials. Even better. Made by women in prison. Come again?
Carcel, meaning prison in Spanish, definitely stand out in the way they manufacture their collections, which is by the voluntary labor of incarcerated women in Peru and Thailand – countries with high rates of poverty related crimes, and where the access to social security networks is limited.
The socially responsible fashion brand was founded by Copenhagen duo Veronica D’Souza and Louise van Hauen (so many great women frontrunning sustainable fashion right now!) who see their entrepreneurship as an opportunity to make real change in the world by empowering women and giving them the possibility of a better future.
By setting up shop inside prison together with local production managers, Carcel provide an exposed group of women with new skills and fair wages that give them a chance to support themselves and their families, save up money, and hopefully break free from a cycle of crime and poverty (read more here).
Carcel source their materials 100% locally in the country of production, working exclusively with natural and biodegradable qualities like baby alpaca wool from Peru and three types of local silks from Thailand. And the design? Clean, minimalist and Copenhagen-esque – sustainable chicness at its best.
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Amason: ”We send files, emails and animals”
With the release of the first single from their upcoming album (and a virtual release party tonight), Swedish band Amason teams up with adidas and the new, more sustainable Stan Smith. The space of which the iconic shoe enters is one where the love of nature takes center stage. Make it last talks to the band about why they always end up with the animals.
Stan Smith, Forever
Always iconic. Now more sustainable. We’re proudly partnering up with adidas to show you the next generation of sustainable takes on the storied Stan Smith silhouette.