"People first. Fair supply chain. Living wages. Dignified working conditions. We carry out a Social Impact Report for every collection made in collaboration with the Ethical Fashion Initiative. Social workers are embedded in the communities in which we work and closely monitor the implementation of our code of conduct. Extensive data is collected to carefully measure the impact of each order, to ensure that the work is positively impacting the lives of the artisans and that our projects are working towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals." ethicalfashioninitiative.org demands: #NotCharityJustWork
Stefan DOTTER c/o TAKE AGENCY shot sensitive fashion photos for the ZAZI x UNITED NATIONS Ethical Fashion Initiative (EFI) project in Afghanistan. This collection aims to strengthen to strengthen the capacities of small marginalized communities, help to promote sustainable livelihoods in Afghanistan and contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The collection was styled by Josepha Rodriguez, and the model was Bianca Padilla.
About - The Ethical Fashion Initiative. After gaining experience working internationally in the leather and footwear industry, Simone Cipriani relocated to Ethiopia with a UN agency to develop the local leather industry there. The idea for the Ethical Fashion Initiative was born in Nairobi. Cipriani visited the Korogocho Slum, where he met the skilled artisans working there. He saw an opportunity; to connect artisans with the fashion industry for mutual benefit.
Simone Cipriani began the project in 2009. He developed a cooperative of micro-producers in the Korogocho slum with the guidance of visionary Gino Filippini, a lay missionary in the slums who inspired Cipriani to create jobs to do good. Gradually, the project expanded to Burkina Faso, Mali, Ghana, Haiti, Ethiopia, Nepal, Cambodia, and recently Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Cote d’Ivoire .Today, through his work at the Ethical Fashion Initiative, Simone Cipriani has become a key spokesperson, at the forefront of the growing global movement for ethical supply chains in the fashion industry. The Ethical Fashion Initiative is a program of the International Trade Centre, a joint agency of the United Nations and the World Trade Organization. ethicalfashioninitiative.org