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As noted, there are many ways the fashion industry defines and measures sustainability. We believe being an ethical clothing company encompasses more than just making sustainable dresses. Truly sustainable development means meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. We are proud that our manufacturing partner in Peru, World Textile Sourcing, shares this vision toward the future. One way that WTS invests in future generations of their extended community is their commitment to childhood education in Racchi.


Racchi is one of the traditional heritage communities located high in the Andes Mountains just outside of Cusco, Peru. Cusco is a tourist town and a stop for many people on their way to Machu Picchu, but surrounding Cusco are many small villages. Due to their isolation, the ancient traditions of Incan society are still the way of life in Racchi. The goal of WTS’s initiative is to improve the quality of childhood education. This is done by introducing tools that will help improve the community’s quality of life, while still respecting their culture and traditions.

Since 2014, WTS has been donating sewing machines to schools in Racchi. This donation helps parents, children and teachers make uniforms, aprons, and personal items for the community. In addition to the sewing machines, they provide fabric, thread, mask molds, elastics, and training. By teaching this skill not only are they increasing future income potential, but they are also creating a more engaged way of learning that fosters creativity. This program is designed to help the future generations in Racchi meet their own needs and preserve their way of life.


Physically improving the schools for safety and comfort is another component of this initiative. So far, WTS has been able to complete the following projects in Racchi: creating additional classroom spaces, reconstructing the library and greenhouse, implementing classroom textile/tooling audiovisuals, building a pedagogical park, and renovating roofing and water systems. They have also helped to create bio gardens in the community. Farming methods are taught as part of a workshop and the vegetables grown in the bio garden are then distributed among the community. The locally grown fruit and vegetables improves the overall health in Racchi.


As a company, we encourage frequent feedback from every member of our team and have found this dialogue to be where change inside our organization truly begins. In that spirit we welcome your thoughts, suggestions, questions, and everything in between. We look forward to updating and strengthening our partnerships as we evolve. Have an organization you’d like to see on this list? Feel free to let us know. We’re listening. 

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