Urban Outfitters Launches Vegan Fast Fashion Line
Retailer to offer a sustainable collection of items with the proceeds going to communities in Ghana.
- 23 april 2013
L.A.-based fashion line Della aims to change the way people shop and strives to bring responsible fashion to the forefront of the retail market. The woman-owned and woman-run business works directly with a community in Ghana and provides jobs, education and skills training to its employees.
Founded by former fashion stylist Tina Tangalakis, Della produces items made of 100% vegan and sustainable materials that are handcrafted by seamstresses working in the village of Hohoe. The fashion line has partnered with retailer Urban Outfitters to help scale its products to the fast fashion level.
Refinery29 reports that Della, which mixes traditional West African materials with modern day forms (like bomber jackets, track shorts and iPad cases), will give the proceeds from the collaboration to the local Ghanaian communities. The exclusive collection will be available from May 1st on the Urban Outfitters website.