'Aware... the social design project' is very selective about the brands we choose to support.
No Green washing is allowed.
The goods can't be mass produced.
It must be hand made.
Its a small scale production where the designer has a personal connection with the producers.
The business needs to demonstrate that their product is about creating a positive social re design.
Coastal Street Party:
Designed in Australia by a Coffs Harbour designer, Michelle Moodie. Made in Lucknow, India, from sustainable, organic cotton and botanical dyes.
"Beautiful ethical garments & things for the home. We're about peace, joy & love; for the people, the environment & all the earth's creatures." - Michelle Moodie, designer & founder of Coastal Street Party.
They invest a lot of time in building good relationships with the families who make their products. They pay them fair wages and treat them with respect and dignity.
Ethical trading is at the heart of their business and they believe this is the way business should be done. By selling fair trade clothing in Australia they are making it possible for Indonesian families to achieve improved trading conditions, and get paid the wages their work deserves.
"These are original designs to help promote fair trade as a fashion force to be reckoned with, so as to make the industry take notice. By doing what we do to the highest standard, we hope to make a contribution towards changing the current culture of fast fashion into a more sustainable and ethical model that will ultimately help close the gap of global financial inequality." - Anna, owner and designer of Stich'd.
Designed by an Australian who works beside women from the slums of a small city in India towards reducing their burden of poverty through stable employment and training in a secure working environment. They are proud to be endorsed as a Fair Trader of Australia.
Zenana, features the lovely hand-done embroidery of the Lucknow region on beautiful hand-woven cotton fabrics.