Maven Collection Launch



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It’s funny how in life things tend to come full circle. When I was in college I studied history with the hopes of one day becoming a lawyer and making the world a better place. I went to school in upstate New York and I can remember several occasions where I took a bus ride to D.C. to protest a variety of injustices that were going on at the time. I got to the point though, after several years out of school and in the ‘real world’, where I just felt like my contribution didn’t matter.  Just like the fact that I stood out in sub zero weather to hold up a “honk for Howard Dean for President” sign didn’t matter after he got a little too excited in a sound bite. Sigh.

Anyway, back to full circle. Since starting this blog I’ve had the chance to meet amazing designers and companies that are trying to do just that, make the world a better place. Like yesterday’s dress designer, Sophia Reyes, who makes everything in the U.S.A. so you can feel confident that the dress makers are making a fair wage and are being treated fairly. For me to share these designers and brands with you is in some way making me feel like I’m a part of the bigger picture, the greater good – if you will. So here is another one for you!

The Maven Collection officially launched yesterday!

Their mission is to support undiscovered artisans around the globe that specialize in various indigenous crafts and work alongside them to develop and produce their product line.   The collection features handmade, ethically-sourced products, while providing a fair wage to each artisan for their craftsmanship and building mutually-beneficial relationships to provide sustainable employment.

But most importantly, the stuff is really fabulous.

The first curated collection is filled with accessories for her, home goods, and flea finds. Currently, Maven Collection partnered with artisans in Peru, Morocco, India, France, L.A., Chicago, Zambia, & Guatemala, including a French graphic designer who is working alongside a block printing co-op in India to produce silk scarves, and a father and son in Morocco who are skilled leather-men and are designing Kilim boots and flats for the collection.

Here are a few of my favorite items:

These green python flats

This gorgeous python fold over clutch


This beautiful silk scarf

 
Check out the Maven Collection at http://www.mavencollection.com
 

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