Giving Compass’ Take:
• Crafted Society, an Amsterdam based luxury goods brand is making an effort to improve transparency and honesty in the luxury market.
• How does this break the mold for the majority of self-interested product brands? What more can donors do to support ethically stable businesses?
• Learn about another example of ethics in the fashion industry.
Crafted Society, an Amsterdam based luxury goods brand whose mission is to use luxury for good® , has secured more than €1m in external capital from a selection of business angels to support the brand’s international growth strategy.
The brand, which is unique in its approach of transparently platforming all of the Italian artisans involved within their product creation supply chain, was officially launched in 2017 by husband and wife fashion duo, Martin and Lise Johnston. Both Martin and Lise have a long and decorated resume of working in fashion, and in 2016 decided to leave the corporate world behind them, to create a luxury fashion brand which championed their own values of transparency, sustainability and social responsibility.
I honestly believe that sustainability is no longer an exception but an expectation. It plays a central role within what we create, from helping to sustain the livelihood of the artisans, to the tanneries we purchase our hides from (all certified by-products of the meat industry and we do not use any exotic skins) to the certified nickel-free hardware we use on our goods. We are continually seeking innovate and advanced ways to improve our sustainable footprint.”
“This new investment provides a new lease of energy in our efforts to create a cleaner, friendlier and more honest luxury fashion industry.”
Read the full article about using luxury for good at Causeartist.
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