Apart from aesthetic appeal, Victoria Road maintains a focus on artisans, and straying away from the savior mentality. In a recent article reflecting on the lessons I learned during my field study in La Paz, one important lesson was recognizing that the community you work with knows exactly what they need.
Victoria Road’s co-founders Megan and Shannon touched on their approach with working with artisans in a recent interview on the StyleWise blog: “They start with a lot, we just want to help them build with it. It’s so important for me to listen, to just be quiet, and the thing that enables us to do that – and I think where we feel really strongly – is having local people work with local people.
Now let’s talk aesthetics— can’t ignore this factor of the ethical fashion equation. I think a keen focus on the aesthetics of ethical fashion brands integral to its rise in mainstream fashion culture; brands that are appealing in their aesthetic as well as ethics.
Of course, that’s always relative to the individual. For me, I can’t deny the match made in sartorial heaven between this Natalia Naveed dress coupled and Shalimar Collection Earcuff.
FTC: This post was sponsored by Victoria Road. All content and opinions are my own.