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Brand
Brand
Design Philosophy
Design Philosophy
Materials
Materials
Cradle-to-Cradle Design
Cradle-to-Cradle Design
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Sustainable Design
Sustainable Design
Social Responsibility
Social Responsibility
Country of Origin
Country of Origin
Ethical Design
Ethical Design

Raven+Lily - Austin, United States

Brand

Raven + Lily is a socially responsible brand dedicated to empowering women through design partnerships and sustainable economic opportunities.

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Design Philosophy

The brand was started out of a passion for fashion and ethical design. Raven + Lily was created as a platform to utilize those passions to alleviate poverty among women.

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Materials

In Northern Ethiopia, farmers supply bead makers with artillery shells (from former war conflicts) that are found on their land. Through traditional techniques, the village artisans melt the shells...

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Cradle-to-Cradle Design

Raven+Lily's line is designed with beads made from melted down bullet casings. They choose to reuse bullets from conflicts instead of using metals gathered from the earth, to be a more eco-friendly...

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Sustainable Design

All of Raven+Lily's beads are handmade in Ethiopia out of bullet casings from past conflicts. They view the repurposing of these artillery shells as a beautiful story of redemption: taking...

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Social Responsibility

In addition to providing sustainable income, Raven+Lily is dedicated to returning proceeds to their partner communities to fund education, health care, and micro-loans.

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Country of Origin

The beads and charms that Raven+Lily uses to make their jewelry is handmade in Ethiopia.

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Ethical Design

Raven+Lily partners with an artisan group of women in Ethiopia. They chose this group because they wanted to provide sustainable employment for the most impoverished women in the community. The...

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The Difference

  • Fairly traded ?
  • Handmade by HIV positive women ?
  • Made from repurposed bullet casings ?
  • All profits are reinvested in our artisan groups ?

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