DESIGN IS A PROCESS IN PROBLEM SOLVING
Encompassing clothing, textiles, footwear and luxury goods, the fashion-garment Industry reached USD 3 trillion in turnover in 2011. The industry has often turned a blind eye toward its environmental and social impact, yet we believe this huge industry has the capacity to alleviate poverty and make great changes.
We built of an alternative supply chain that accounts for effects on the environment, the people who make our goods, and cultures displaced by industrialization & factories. When we couldn't find an affordable manufacturer who could produce our designs while ensuring ethical confidence, we had to create one ourselves.
An open responsible supply chain made available to academics, designers and businesses ready to align good intentions with good practices
We're making it easy
We're making it assessable
We're making it financially viable
founded by lanvy.nguyen
FASHION.4.FREEDOM THE WORLD'S FIRST ETHICAL & CULTURALLY RESPONSIBLE SUPPLY CHAIN
MADE BY DESIGNERS FOR DESIGNERS
LeAd by Victoria Roe
Victoria is a creative Womenswear Designer with a Masters in Fashion Design from the renowned Central Saint Martins, London. Victoria has split her career between working as a senior designer and fashion lecturer. As a designer she has worked for large manufacturing companies (London and Ho Chi Minh City), has freelanced and has set up and ran her own label. Victoria has lectured at Universities in the UK (University of The Creative Arts, Epsom and University of The West of England, Bristol), Singapore (LASALLE College of The Arts) and Vietnam (London College of Fashion Studies) and is currently the Head of Fashion at RMIT (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) Vietnam.
LeAd by Jeremiah Tan
Jeremiah Tan began his career with a BA in Fashion Design from London College of Fashion in London. Upon graduating Jeremiah had the opportunity to work as a Pattern Cutter for various design houses and designers such as Tristan Webber, Pauric Sweeney, Giles Deacon and Boudicca in London. He later went on to work as the main pattern drafter for Marjan Pejoski and KTZ and over looked the production in Indonesia. In 2014 Jeremiah also completed the renowned Innovative Pattern Cutting course at the Universities of the Arts, Central St Martins, London. Jeremiah is currently the Fashion Techniques and Creative Pattern Cutting Lecturer at LaSalle College of the Arts (Singapore).
LeAd by LanVy Nguyen
LanVy offers experiences from two separate careers: a decade of corporate development and finance and, separately, factory consultation and production experience in Asia since 2003 . LanVy founded Fashion.4.Freedom as an initial response to labor injustice. Recognizing the opportunity to create a different, more equitable supply chain assessable to anyone wanting to make social impact through their purchasing power, LanVy expanded the initial project to encompass economic development as part of the business tenet
LeAd by Quynh Le
A dynamic thinker, Quynh ensures that development projects and goals coincide with cultural requirements and the needs of artisans with whom we collaborate. Quynh works with Thien-Nhien leading Design Capital and manages equipment loans to rural entrepreneurs funded by the Thriive Foundation. She carries knowledge pertaining to trade development in the rural as well as community development leverage power of volunteerism and government support
.COMM & TECH DESIGNERS.
LeAd by Rachael Carson
Rachael is the liaison between outside markets, media, and our rural entrepreneurs and artisans. Rachael spent the first two years immersed in a study of artisans in rural Hue. She has been recognized among Vietnam's top social entrepreneurship incubator programs (CSIP), global awards for young change makers (semi-finalist in the Rolex Awards for Young Laureates) and in the media for her unique approach to social entrepreneurship and cultural preservation. Features about Rachael's social entrepreneurship journey, as well as the development of DCA, have been highlighted in ELLE Vietnam, Tuoi Tre News, The Word magazine, Vietnam News, Thanh Nhien news and the Kel Report.
LeAd by Chau Nguyen
Chau was recently recognized and awarded a placement as a fellow for the Mekong Information, Communication, and Technology for civil development. Chau's perspective regarding tech in the developing world calls for more knowledge and applications to be made and shared to the base. Too often, the rural is believed to be unsophisticated and are seen as luddites. Technology meant to assist the marginalized are often filtered and made so simplistic that it fails to deliver on the promises of the applications. Chau's goal is to translate the business requirements and understand how those requirements might contribute to new technology that democratically serves both sides of the profit line.