Monday, April 29, 2013

Exclusive: Della x Urban Outfitters Collaboration

For their latest collaboration beginning May 1st, Urban Outfitters has teamed up with socially conscious, LA-based fashion line Della. Della works with a community in Hohoe, Ghana to create handcrafted products while providing jobs, education and skills training to women in Ghana. I've come to adore companies that not only put out unique and original pieces but also add social responsibility into the fold. Proceeds from the collection will go toward providing employment, education and financial stability for poverty-stricken women and men in Ghana.

The folks at Urban Outfitters were nice enough to send over a sample of one of the pieces they will be debuting for the collection - this super cute wallet/mini-clutch.

I'm in love with the print and the fact that it's versatile enough to be a wallet or a small clutch for a night on the town

Operating under the motto "Carry Change", all of Della's products are made by hand from completely vegan and sustainable materials by seamstresses in the village of Hohoe.

"The purchase of each Della product supports dozens of women in the Volta Region of Ghana who are working for a positive change in their life," says Founder and former fashion stylist Tina Tangalakis, who turned a volunteer trip to Ghana into a lifelong mission to better the livelihood of the local women.

The exclusive diffusion line features eight styles crafted from traditional Ghanaian textiles including a printed bralette top, $44, printed shorts, $44, a printed romper, $54, printed bomber jackets, $69 and accessories including a woven headwrap, $24, a 5-panel hat, $29, a backpack, $49 and an iPad case, $42.

Will you be purchasing a piece from the Della x Urban Outfitters collaboration?
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