Fashion with a Conscience: Urban Outfitters Launches Ethical Collection

Urban Outfitters has teamed up with Della for a wallet-friendly line that gives back.

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Last year, we told you about Della, a Los Angeles-based fashion line that employs and empowers impoverished women. Founded by Tina Tangalakis, this socially responsible brand uses sales proceeds to fund literacy and money management classes, healthcare, and fair wages for its seamstresses in Hohoe, Ghana.

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Back then, Della was a tiny –albeit colorful– line that included small accessories like totes and earrings. But now, Tanglakis has worked with retail giant Urban Outfitters for a capsule collection that includes both clothing and accessories. Starting May 1st, 2013, shoppers will find the brand’s sustainable, vegan designs at UO stores across the country –and we can’t help but feel ecstatic!

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“This is the first time Urban has partnered with an ethical fashion line for a full collection,” Tanglakis said in a press release. “We are excited about our expansion and thrilled at the opportunity this provides to our team in Ghana and beyond.”

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Featuring printed jackets, track shorts, tees, and accessories like caps and iPad cases, each piece from the warm weather-perfect collection is priced below $69. Can you say score? And of course, the line’s proceeds will benefit the Ghanaian communities in which they were handcrafted. Spring shopping has never felt this good!

Diana Denza is BettyConfidential’s contributing editor. 

Photos courtesy of Urban Outfitters


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