02/05/2016
What we call a win-win-win.

Words by

Zoe Beer

As much as we love hearing about a big label implementing ethically conscious behaviours, it’s always so satisfying to discover a new brand that has been built on this foundation.

And Collective Closets is just that. The Melbourne label from sister duo Laurinda and Fatuma is formed with ethics in mind and a fresh style. Bold batik prints and tribal weaving are anchored to modern, clean-cut silhouettes, creating pieces inspired by dual cultures.

Sometimes good intentions can get lost in the manufacturing process, but the gals at Collective Closets are committed to seeing the ethical cause through, paying specific attention to every step in the design process. The red and blue checks featured in this collection were hand-woven and dyed by their fabric partners in Ruiri (a community in Kenya).

Moreover, the partners themselves have a long and active history in investing and creating initiatives for clean water, education and infrastructure for the community around them.

Collective Closets' new winter collection, Luanda 1975, further embodies the sisters' socially conscious attitude as they partner up with the African Network for the Prevention and Protection against Child Abuse and Neglect.

When you purchase a garment, you’re able to donate a school pack to Mathare Community Outreach School, located in on of the biggest slum areas in Nairobi.

Now that's what we call a win-win-win.

collectiveclosets.com

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