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Socially Responsible Fashion – annie O Boutique

Posted Aug 26 2010 8:43pm

After a summer spent visiting cooperatives throughout South America, Annie O. Waterman found a way to merge her love for color, textiles, and design by working alongside a weaving cooperative in Peru. annie O boutique creates handbags, belts, scarves and other accessories working with female cooperatives in remote parts of the world where women live in impoverishment and are often victims of domestic violence.

All items in Annie O’s new Peruvian Collections have been hand woven or knit by a women’s cooperative in the Central Highlands of Peru.

Embroidered Peruvian Belt , vibrant and beautifully made, this belt with detailed bird and floral designs will add a colorful pop to any outfit. Hand woven and embroidered, supporting a women’s cooperative in the High Andes of Peru.

Hand crafted Bull’s Horn cuffs . The horn material is recycled and supports a small, family business located in the slums of Lima.

The Yuli Alpaca Shawl provides comfort and style. This adorable hand knit shawl is made by a women’s cooperative in Central Peru.

With a mission to connect artisan groups to the market; annie O’s collection merges style with traditional artisan techniques in a way that relieves poverty, and supports educational initiatives. Truly socially responsible fashion.

Visit Annie O’s website for more inspiring items and be sure to follow her on Twitter and friend her on .

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