North Home Textiles

Pieces designed by Aboriginal Australian artists, with profits benefitting indigenous communities

With a focus on celebrating Aboriginal Australian artists and the diversity of their skills and crafts, new Australian homewares company North Home offers striking products that not only look beautiful, but also empower and support indigenous communities. With 70% of the profits going directly to the Foundation for Young Australians’ community youth program, the label helps create a source of sustainable income, and supports and …

Sweden’s Newest Bicycle, Vélosophy

Colors inspired by tulips, plus a one-for-one program to support Ghanaian schoolgirls

Over the last four years, the number of bikes sold in Sweden has increased by 20%, making for a fertile, welcoming ground for new bike brands. For Jimmy Östholm, founder of new Swedish bike company Vélosophy, biking was an integral part of his childhood. “I grew up in the small town of Karlstad in Sweden and cycling was the best way of getting around. I’ve …

Studio 189’s SS16 Collection

Breaking free of what's expected from African fashion, the social enterprise spotlights beautiful indigo hues and techniques

Co-founded in 2013 by actress Rosario Dawson and former Bottega Veneta associate communications director Abrima Erwiah, Studio 189 isn’t just an emerging fashion brand started by two longtime friends. It’s a movement creating opportunities in a place where there aren’t many—yet. Headquartered in both New York and Accra, Ghana, Studio 189 produces all of their pieces in Ghana, with handmade fabrics from Mali and Italy, …