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Ashoka Fellow Lis Suarez on Women's Empowerment and the Future of Fashion

The hands that make our clothes overwhelmingly belong to women. More and more companies and social entrepreneurs understand that lifting up and empowering these women is necessary to building a more equitable industry.

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Ashoka Fellow María Almazán Calls For A Conscious Revolution In The Fashion Industry.

The fashion industry is responsible for serious environmental and social problems at a global scale, being the second most contaminating sector in the world, following the oil industry.

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Social Entrepreneurs Catalyze Co-Creation Amongst The Apparel Industry

Collaboration in fashion goes well beyond Kate Moss teaming up with Topshop. Forward-thinking brands co-create by working together with competitors and social entrepreneurs to design radical new projects and processes that lead to win-win-win situations.

 

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Incentivizing Sustainable Fashion: Lessons From Social Entrepreneurs

An estimated 75 million people are now employed by the apparel industry. It’s a number that has almost quadrupled in the last 15 years. With this exponential growth, the not-so-hidden costs of fashion too have increased. 

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Bee the Change

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Bee the Change work with women in low-income communities to offer them supplemental income through the sale of beehive by-products. We are addressing poverty and the the disappearance of bees, ( which provide 1/3 of the worlds food supply through pollination), by teaching women beekeeping.

Cocoa Malecu

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Our project aims to empower the indigenous Malecu to sustainably produce cocoa in diversified agroforests and to build up short, fair and transparent value chains for the high-quality products, including chocolate blend with native fruits and nuts from the agroforest.

Eukalipto

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Eukalipto es un colectivo que busca la inclusión y auto-aceptación de la mujer de talla grande y se inspira en las curvas reales, reflejando su esencia a través del desarrollo de prendas con diseños tropicalizados y modernos, elaborados con materia prima ecológica y persiguiendo el comercio justo

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