We love fashion that has a purpose, especially when that purpose is helping empower women around the globe. Styles from IBU Movement, Proud Mary and Francis + Benedict are largely handmade by artisans in countries including Morocco, Bolivia, India, Kenya and Togo. The mission for each is to provide women with dignified work and fair wages and enable them to become more independent, better care for their families and serve as leaders in their communities. Barracuda Moon donates a portion of its sales to the Polaris Project, a charity that works toward the prevention of human trafficking.
“We aim to make a lasting global impact by using our love for people and fashion to change communities … One outfit at a time.” Francis + Benedict
“By granting local artisans an exponentially larger audience, Proud Mary feeds the societies it works with and bolsters the creative industry within them.”
“As they spin, dye, weave their stories in cloth, Ibu artisans craft more than beauty;
they craft their own independence, educate their children, lead communities. They change futures.”
“I feel as though whatever I was meant to do would involve helping others in some way.” says Sydney Pope with Barracuda Moon Jewelry. “I want to not only help the Polaris Project in their mission to rescue women and children in human trafficking, but to also spread awareness.”