Hemma creates fresh, elegant collections using authentic hand-woven Kente, a textile rich in African royal tradition. Kente began to flourish in West Africa in the 17th century and still remains prominent representing social prestige, luxury, and cultural sophistication. Each garment is uniquely handmade from intricately hand-woven Kente imported from Ghana. By incorporating the same techniques used to dress Ghanaian nobility for centuries, Hemma allows each client to exude royalty. By investing in quality pieces that last a lifetime, the lives of Ghanaian school children are also impacted. A percentage of all proceeds will be donated to a West African middle school where the designers instructed classes.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Anvil Knitwear is a USA-based company, established in 1976, aimed at providing sustainable business procedures from manufacturing up to distribution. In 2007, the company launched a campaign of eco-friendly, organic materials. And, in 2009, Anvil teamed up with Vivienne Westwood in order to design and promote a limited edition t-shirt for the U.N. conservation effort "Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation." Philanthropic efforts such as Anvil's pave the future for the fashion industry. Realizing this, Hemma has gotten a jump-start on this endeavor and produces eco-friendly products, as well as making donations to the school at which the founders of the company worked while in Ghana.
Could you imagine what could be accomplished if all industries donated some of their profits toward philanthropic causes? Do you think it would make a large impact on global hunger, poverty, or other important concerns?