While visiting Liberty Fairs New York trade show this week, we were drawn to the stylishly laid back approach of Studio One Eighty Nine, a socially minded fashion design project created by Abrima Erwiah and Rosario Dawson aimed at supporting artisans and fair trade labor the current collection features rich hand dyed apparel and scarves. According to press detail:
Studio One eighty Nine seeks to provide a platform to help promote and curate African and African-inspired content through an e-commerce shopping site, a supporting agency and an artisan produced fashion collection, called Fashion Rising Collection launched in support of V-Day’s One Billion Rising. We focus on creating opportunities for empowerment, education and employment of artisans and creatives in Kenya, Burundi and Rwanda to Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of Congo for the opening of the City of Joy.
Good clothes and a good cause. Check out some of the items we snapped at Liberty below: