OUR GOALS ARE WRITTEN IN OUR NAME
FASHION.4.FREEDOM address design, environmental impact, & community development as integral tenets of our operation thus serving both business clients & suppliers and artisans at the margin. Our production model strives to preserve artisanal heritage, improves livelihoods of disadvantaged producers, and ensures an ethical sustainable supply chain. We fuse heritage craft and modern design to create commercial and cultural values.
History is our greatest inspiration. Culture and artisanal methodologies struggling to stay relevant catalyze the concept and process of our creation. We strive to preserve heritage with our method of designs and allow the stewards of Vietnamese culture to continue representing a historical perspective on techniques. We favor materials that need reincarnation or a retrospective assessment. Metal from our jewelry was mined from old hardware. Our stones were once shrugged away by other designers due to their unusual and delicate beauty marks. We aspire to give new life to bygone materials and old techniques.
IMPACTS BEYOND FAIR-TRADE
INVESTMENT AT THE BASE.
All over the developing world, artisans and farmers contribute greatly to help circulate their local economies; investments for their growth have been few and often consists of scant micro loans unable to economically move artisan communities forward. We see artisans and heritage farmers as viable entrepreneurs and we recognize their impact to society. We invest capital & resources to incubate their potential
Too simplistic is the idea that a mere introduction between buyers & artisans is enough to create an economically viable and sustainable future for the artisans. While our sister foundation manages the incubation process for artisans, we lead the accelerator for those ready to join and compete in bigger markets outside their local village reach. We are the conduit between buyers & artisans translating needs and requirements between the two sides
There's no greater support for a vital community of artisans than a thriving market for their goods.
By designing in collaboration with our communities of artisans, we ensure greater demands and interest in their craft redefined for modern taste.
On behalf of the artisans, we speak to government authorities, to the media, and the market
ADVOCACY FOR CHANGE.
Five years of practice and building our own ethical supply chain, we are confident that scalability, productivity, and price competitiveness are possible achievements alongside social and environmental performance.
By making this new supply chain open & assessable to the public, we make it possible for others to become agents of change. Beyond stating the needs, we advocate for change by creating tools for others to collective add their voices.