Target’s Ethical Fashion Collaboration

Target has recently teamed up with Accompany, an e-retailer that sells and promotes ethical fashion. This movement has been making huge strides recently, with Emma Watson’s sustainable fashion Instagram account and now this!

Senior vice president of product design & development of Target, Julie Guggemos, said, “Today people are more culturally connected than ever, which creates a desire for aesthetics from every corner of the world”.

The pieces in this collaboration are artisanal, fair-trade, and originate from six different countries across five continents. It includes hand-carved Kuni bowls from Kenya and Nairobi, Acai beaded bangles from Ecuador, Indian blankets made on the loom. There are even stateside support products: goods made at the Women’s Center in Los Angeles.

Jason Keehn, the founder of Accompany, stated in a press release, “Accompany’s mission is to build income-generating opportunities for local people across the developing world. Traditional crafts and indigenous methods for creating products are being lost every day. Through our partnership with Target, we’re able to shine a spotlight on the communities creating these goods and can help them continue their traditions, now and in the future.”

You can check out and buy the collection here.

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  • As a current college student, I’m majoring in Creative Writing and Sociology, and starting my career in fashion. I’ve always been extremely involved in the arts, so I have a deeply personal appreciation for creative expression. Starting from a young age, I used music, writing, and fashion as an outlet. In my spare time, I like to exercise, read, fantasize about traveling around the world, play with my adorable dog, and spend way too much money online shopping. My ultimate goal is to be the next Anna Wintour, while owning my own non-profit organization and living in New York City.

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