Updated: Feb 5
Greetings! Thank you for stopping by today. I am excited to share with you Hecho Por Nosotros, founded by Adriana Mariana. I am also very excited to have had the opportuntity to include her as a guest speaker at our Ethical Fashion Festival!
Hecho x Nosotros (translation: Made By Us) — is a non-profit NGO with consultative status in the United Nations that promotes sustainability in the fashion industry. They promote research & educational projects to reach a deep understanding of the social, economic, and environmental problems linked to the textile world.
Their Vision and philosophy:
"Our dream is to create unique products for consumers who are looking for quality and elegance that generates a positive social and environmental impact.
Our vision focuses on learning from artisans and MSME’s as we believe that solutions come from the grassroots of the industry and that these communities hold the key to generating a systemic change. We partner up to create strategies in order to transform and upgrade their organizations together in a way that is the best for their community, stakeholders, and objectives". https://www.hechoxnosotros.org
With a focus on sustainability projects and policy making, and a design line called animaná, featuring sustainable products clothes, accessories, and home decor highlighting natural fibers from Patagonia and the Andes. Adriana Marina is the founder of both Hecho por Nosotros and animaná, and she and her team are working to promote sustainability in the world of fashion.
Hecho por Nosotros’ beliefs translate into products through the animaná brand, whose timeless, classic collections adhere to the principle of sustainable luxury. Nature offers beauty, which animaná seeks to preserve in their products by letting the natural fibers and natural colors speak for themselves in each garment, accessory, and home decor product. All items are crafted by hand by local artisans using ancestral techniques, making each piece unique while always still contemporary and sophisticated in style. Products are made of the finest fibers of Patagonia and the Andes—the exotic camelids fiber, vicugna, alpaca, llama, and guanaco, and the best Merino from Patagonia. Working with local communities and one of the most environmentally friendly fibers available makes animaná a truly sustainable fashion brand.
Fashion for Good:
Hecho por Nosotros’ vision of sustainable fashion goes beyond the animaná brand. As a non-profit NGO with consultative status with the United Nations, Hecho por Nosotros organizes sustainability projects and participate in sustainability policy processes and policy-making platforms. With a strong focus on research and education projects, the goal is to understand the fashion/design industry and its problems better and to find comprehensive solutions for creating a new paradigm of sustainable fashion.
Industry Impact: In the past ten years, Hecho por Nosotros and animaná have impacted the lives of thousands of artisans through the ability to generate work, as well as teaching about modern design and sustainable production. Here are just a few of the organization’s accomplishments:
* Increased the capacity of 27 fiber producers and 364 artisan groups, counting 3,023 people and their families.
* Developed a business network of almost 7,500 artisans that meet market demand in terms of volume and quality standards, integrating them into the global market and offering more economic opportunities.
* Trained 1,500 design students in a sustainable fashion.
Hecho por Nosotros is actively working to turn Sustainable Fashion into the industry’s new reality, and Adriana Marina is leading the way.
Learn more and be inspired by as Adriana Marina speaks in person, at our Ethical Fashion Festival
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