Posted on 24 September 2014.
Tribe Alive raise awareness for ethically sourced fashion in Guatemala and Honduras promoting fair trade, empowering women through fashion and jewelry collections.
Tribe Alive works with global non-profits all over the world to help employ marginalized women at fair trade wages to give them access to a safe job, a sustainable income and a chance to determine their own future.
Tribe Alive Co-Creators Carly Burson and Ashley Faircloth believe that fashion needs to be both beautiful and responsible, that it can be used to give back to the world and make a real difference in the lives of women and their families.
Tribe Alive has been gaining a lot of attention from notable news and business platforms for the work they are doing empowering women in impoverished nations. Recent exposure on Small Business Trendsetters alongside fashion diva and pop idol Gwen Stefani and a heavily shared piece on CNN has brought Tribe Alive national attention for the good work they are doing creating ethical working environments for women in Guatemala and Honduras.
Carly Burson says, “The concept of Tribe Alive began out of my own experiences working with impoverished women all over the world. I spent years admiring the work of Mi Esperanza and their ability to impact lives through free skills training and employment opportunities at fair trade wages. I’ve worked in the fashion industry and I saw what Mi Esperanza was doing and I saw how we could help women by creating a platform to get their artisan goods to the marketplace.”
Ashley Faircloth adds, “The idea grew after Carly and I realized that we could expand this model beyond working with just the group of women in Honduras, now we’re working with groups in Guatemala and Ethiopia with plans to expand into a global marketplace.”
Tribe Alive is currently running a crowd funding campaign to help launch their second line and expand their ability to offer work for indigenous artisans in more communities in the future. To learn more or to donate visit: http://tribealive.tilt.com. The crowd funding campaign runs until Sunday, October 5, 2014 and the “tilt” goal is $15,000 with a full goal of $30,000. The campaign has successfully reached more than $15,000 but Tribe Alive have their hearts set on the full goal of $30,000 – so it is important to continue to show support.