Independent Fashion Brands

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Daughter of the Ganges Who we are Daughters of the Ganges is a socially conscious brand that brings to you handcrafted and ethically created products from India. DOTG, as we lovingly call it, was an idea that was born when we stumbled upon an opportunity to do something meaningful and make a difference to the vulnerable and marginalised communities in India. We feel that a way to do this is to help artisans, especially women, in these communities using Fair Trade principles as guidelines. As a sister affiliate of CFM Market Linkages, a WFTO certified organisation, we source our products from artisan communities that have passed on their skills through the ages and are keen to nurture their cherished traditions and crafts. Each product that you purchase from DOTG is a testimony of the love and dedication exhibited by our artisans and tells a story of how lives can be changed Our mission Our goal is to support the development of our primary stakeholders – the artisan communities. There is a growing market for handcrafted goods worldwide and, through Fair Trade, we would like to enable our artisans to access this market. We believe that, together, we can start a movement to improve the lives of several artisans by providing them with stable incomes and self-sufficiency. Sustainable Employment and Fair Trade The ethos of DOTG is one of Fair Trade and sustainability. We give our artisans and their crafts the respect that is due to them, making them part of our growing family. Time is devoted to train our artisans to ensure that they have sustainable jobs and new skills to carry with them through their lives. Women that are unable to leave their homes are given raw materials and tools to work from home, making communities more inclusive. Fair and equal wages, sustainable and ethical sourcing and safe work environments also fall under the umbrella of Fair Trade and are some of our key objectives. In our efforts to bring about change, we also provide after school programs for the children of artisan communities to ensure that their children have a bright future.
When you purchase from us, you are contributing to the empowerment of several small-scale businesses and in the bargain playing a part in the development of their communities. Join us in our efforts to make a difference.
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Dear Frances DEAR FRANCES Dear Frances was founded with a youthful spirit and a clear objective: to redefine classics for modern women and to offer premium quality shoes while slowing the fashion cycle and leading the way for socially conscious businesses. We work closely with our team of artisan shoemakers in Italy, utilising sustainable materials and processes to develop a new kind of luxury - a luxury that seeks to slow the fashion cycle, a luxury that focuses on craftsmanship and a luxury that helps to increase the integrity of our fashion choices. Dear Frances has become synonymous with modern, elegant designs, offering styles to hero a classic wardrobe, most notably the now cult Spirit Boots and sculptural Block Heels. Dear Frances shoes have been worn by Selena Gomez, Bella Hadid, Emma Roberts, Kendall Jenner, Sienna Miller and Katy Perry. The brand has appeared in publications including US Vogue, W Magazine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, InStyle, British Vogue, Daily Front Row and others. Designer
Dermablend In 1981, american dermatologist Dr. Craig Roberts had a breakthrough. Frustrated with the limitation of skincare to fully treat his patients, he turned to makeup to solve what skincare could not. He developed a partnership with his makeup artist wife Flori Roberts, and Dermablend was developed at the intersection of dermatology and makeup artistry. Designer
Dr. Martens The iconic shoes and boots brand is the symbol of multiple urban subcultures since more than 60 years. Equivalent to comfort and strength, the classic Dr. Martens boots represent a fashion cult and a passport for every style and every look.Dr. Marten Boots Designer
Dursi Dursi is a brand that epitomises elegance, style and modernity. Their eclectic mix of styles and silhouettes not only flatter the feminine form but often statement making. Feel empowered with a Dursi dress! Dursi Brand Banner Positive Acts: Produced locally , supply chain transparency. Designer