You do not need permission to make a difference. Get involved! Use your purchase power choosing brands that can help children and families who've fled violence in their home towns. Here, we present some of them: five brands that are transparent, sustainable and help refugees in the production life cycle of their collections. Let your heart decide which is your favorite story. "If it touches your heart, it will come closer to your soul" - says Ragmate. So, let's make our purchased item meaningful.
Inspired by the question "can fashion save lives?", Angela Luna has created a collection that fuses fashion, humanity and practicality. Feather-light fabric falls in chic lines perfectly draped and gathered in all the right places, finished with zippers, stylish clips and soft knitted cuffs. The most fabulous idea is the jacket, perfect for striding through the urban jungle or all-terrain adventures… but wait, it can be transformed into a tent! It is the Tent Jacket, designed to provide assistance to refugees. Collection pieces are adaptable to diverse environments and lifestyles, appealing to city dwellers and trailblazers. The best of this story is: when you purchase your jacket, another jacket is donated to a displaced person. So far, Adiff has already donated almost 500 jackets to refugees in Northern Syria since 2017. Products are tested by the designer, camping and hiking, walking down highways, for example, in the (In)Visible jacket - one side reflective, the other camouflage-, making meaningful human connections on the journey.
“The stranded, rejected and shelterless - we were witness to a crisis and wanted to help. We founded our company with the mission of giving back” - says Angela Luna. Dedicated to designing functional products that meet a specific need, actively taking steps to reduce environmental impact and to give back always, Adiff is leading the charge in changing perceptions of functional stylish fashion as a vehicle to positively impact lives. “We are all human”.
+ Words: Julia Henry