Today, on World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development we celebrate the central role played by our culture in inspiring the vegan handbags we make. We passionately believe in the power of our cultures to create equitable, fair and sustainable development, helping nations thrive while we live with respect and gratitude towards our communities and environment.
Human activities are causing increasing levels of stress on ecological systems and the effects are coming back to haunt us. Fashion continues to play an unfortunate role in this ecological destruction, harming biodiversity. But, we can make ethical and conscious fashion that'll protect our environment and protect us.
7 years on from the Rana Plaza collapse, COVID-19 has exposed the unchanged cut-throat profit maximising policies of large western fashion brands. Brands could unilaterally cancel up to $20 billion worth of orders already placed with suppliers, leaving suppliers and garment workers in a perilous position.
COVID19 has plunged the world into a state of uncertainty and fear like never known before. Its impact is severe and far reaching. As the world shuts down to protect lives, we are standing together with our artisans so we see through this unprecedented situation together.
In celebration of International Women's Day 2020, we share a brief list of Sri Lankan women in arts and science who have and continue to inspire us to dream big and achieve great feats.