June 1, 2016
In 2009, the United Nations, in collaboration with The World Trade Organization, launched the Ethical Fashion Initiative. The project’s aim: to harness the power of fashion as a vehicle out of poverty by connecting top designers, such as Vivienne Westwood and Stella McCartney, to marginalized artisans in East Africa, West Africa and Haiti.
EFI recently partnered with emerging Haitian swimwear brand, Yanvalou Designs, which works with Haitian artists to create the prints for their beachwear. Through its collections, Yanvalou gives customers the opportunity to experience the beauty and creativity of the island.
We had the opportunity to chat with Founder, Ben Wilson to discuss the concept behind Yanvalou, their partnership with EFI, and creating an ethical swimwear brand.
Read the full interview here.