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An ethical fashion brand promoting artisan textiles and women empowerment

Symbology is an ethical fashion label that fuses artisan textiles with fashion forward designs to bring authentic apparel to the boutique market. The company manufactures a range of sustainable clothing products such as lounge wear, jackets, jumpsuits, accessories such as bags, jewelry, home decor, face masks, and footwear.

Company/Organization

Symbology Clothing

Geography

| United States

Year

2012

Highlights

The company employs marginalized artisans with a major focus on women, preserving hand made crafts and providing sustained employment. Each piece is handcrafted by women artisans in developing countries using traditional fabric techniques like block printing, tie dye and embroidery.

Profile/background

The company was founded in 2012 by Marissa Heyl, who during her thesis project researched on the impact of fair trade on artisan women and motivated by the group. The aim of the company is to connect women through fashion, while preserving the traditional art forms.

Stakeholders

  • Designers (Textile and fashion designers)
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Textile industry sustainability professionals

About the work

The company employs artisans from around the world to create handmade fabrics, which are crafted into fashion forward garments. Custom designed fabrics and garment styles are made to create a unique piece promoting cultural art forms. Each collection showcases a series of motifs and symbols that reflect deep heritage behind the piece. The company has also established partnerships with artisan focused accessories companies in Dallas, Texas to promote their products.

Product Category

  • Footwear
  • Hygiene clothing
  • Jackets
  • Men's wear
  • Outdoor protective accessories
  • Personal accessories

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