Around the World – Be Chic, Buy Good
The French have a saying, “Bon Chic, Bon Genre,” which is used to describe someone with good taste. With Lydali, BCBG is updated with cute, stylish, and ethical products from around the world that allow buyers to Be Chic and Buy Good. Lydali works to share beautiful, ethical products and the stories of the artisans and the designers who make them. Lydali believes that they can help change the world by empowering consumers to buy goods that bring opportunity to people around the world.
By bridging the gap between the consumer and the artisan, Lydali is pushing ethical consumption into the spotlight. When consumers buy their products, there is a level of transparency that is not only important, but it also adds an inspiring story about the person that makes the product. They work with artisans in Latin and Central America, Africa, South East Asia, and the Middle East and many of them have a specific focus on marginalized women. Some groups focus on both men and women, but they all have one thing in common: to empower those with little opportunity to learn a craft and develop skills, build a business, and help pull themselves and their families out of poverty.
If that wasn’t a good enough reason to make Lydali your go-to place for new accessories, home goods, and gifts, their stuff is really adorable. No post about ethical fashions would be complete without a list, so here are my 5 favorite goods:
(Now go out and get buying!)
01 | Green Agate Drusty Earrings $48: These earrings are made from natural products by artisans in Brazil.
02| Sailor Stripped Scarf $98: This is made by artisans at Ock Pop Tok in Laos with a goal of keeping traditional weaving patterns and techniques alive. The group also employs women in rural provinces.
03 | Mango Wood Tray $58: This tray is handcrafted in India by local artisans and made from 100% mango wood.
04 | Jacaranda Large Colorblocked Spoons $18: These spoons are hand carved from jacaranda and kiatt wood and painted by artisans in South Africa.
05 | Handwoven Basket $98: This is handwoven from palm fiber and leathery by Tuareg artisans in Agadez, Niger.
F R O M T H E E D I T O R
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