Thursday, October 11, 2012
Mettle Fair Trade
So our business card just got charged and our shipment is on its way! These pieces are just divine and even better in person! We can't believe that we are exclusively carrying Mettle Fair Trade in downtown Los Angeles! Unreal.
As seen in many editorials, blogs, and on some celebrity sightings, Mettle Fair Trade is fairly new to the jewelry swag scene. The award winning 'mettle - Fair Trade' range is the brain bank of Melbourne based fashion designer Brianna Hallihan, established after years of working within the industry both locally and abroad in London and Paris.
After work placement at the likes of Alexander McQueen and Martin Grant and post grad studies at Central Saint Martin`s London - mettle was conceived in Cambodia en route back home to Aussie land. Each piece is fair trade accredited, limited edition and hand made using recycled bomb shell metal from the Khmer Rouge and Recycled Lucite. The entire range is produced in Cambodia and Indonesia within a small, not for profit income generation and skills training project owned by it`s members.
All pieces are finished to the highest quality standards with our aim being to bridge the gap between design driven pieces and fair trade ethics.
Not only are we supporting sustainable fashion all encompassing they follow Fair business dealings and supports small disadvantaged producers through a business relationship which is fair and non exploitative. They also make sure people are well-supported seeing producers as people; not just producers of goods.
Now do some good, rock the swag, and support Fair Trade business! Sustainable fashion is ruling supreme and is in keeping with all that Buttons & Bows stands for. Visit our DTLA location next week!