Fashion: Studio 189 uses Fashion as an agent for Social Change

Cofounded by Rosario Dawson and Abrima Erwiah, this Africa-centric online platform is part fashion brand, part e-commerce site, part online magazine, part marketing agency, and an all-around social justice powerhouse. The print-centric Africa-produced house line, Fashion Rising Collection, has already been picked up by Opening Ceremony, while collaborations sold on the site include scarves up-cycled from old sweaters created with the organization Shine On Sierra Leone and textured bags incorporating used aluminum ring pulls by Bottletop, a project that supports health education for young people worldwide. studiooneeightynine.com

Source: Vogue

Chris Marta