Fashion for Change

A good fashion company is hard to find. I don’t just mean good fashion, but a good company. One that uses environmentally friendly materials, and one that provides ethical & healthy jobs for it’s employees. And is fashionable. It doesn’t sound like a lot to ask for, but after so many news stories about sweatshops in Asia, apparently it’s a rare thing.

While in Nepal, we’ve been introduced to one of these amazing companies, called Purnaa. They operate right here in Kathmandu, employing local men & women who from situations at risk of exploitation, like human trafficking or domestic violence. They have a beautiful open workspace, great hours and competitive pay.

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Currently, Purnaa is running a Kickstarter campaign to raise more awareness about their company and to raise money to increase their product line, job availability, as well as child scholarships & child care for their employees.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1084891556/purnaa-fashion-for-change?ref=nav_search

I contributed to their campaign, and am getting this totally awesome scarf soon! Check it out so you can get one too, or some other great products!

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Similar companies working towards the same goal in Nepal are:Β 

Beauty for Ashes – selling jewelry, accessories, and household items

Fre3 – selling custom children’s clothing

Happy shopping!

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