You know we love our local Austin ethical businesses! We are so lucky to have so many to choose from with more popping up all over the place. We recently met Dusana of Mitla Moda at an event where we spoke on a panel regarding ethical fashion. She was kind enough to donate a dress for me to wear on my birthday during Dressember, so that we could then give it away in January!
Dusana has had a love of Latin American artisan goods and clothing for as long as she can remember, a love she credits to her father, a returned Peace Corps volunteer, who filled their home with handmade items he had purchased from artisan friends while abroad.
Dusana fell in love with the artisan traditions in Mexico while living in the beautiful country for ten months on a Fulbright grant. With a passion for social justice and sustainable fashion, she enrolled in an entrepreneurship class at a Mexican university during her time in Mexico, creating the business plan for Mitla Moda. Through her market research, Dusana saw a gap in a platform that offered traditional yet stylish artisan apparel in a manner that also benefited the artisan communities that craft each item. With a BA in Spanish and a BS in Marketing, Dusana decided to create the platform herself – a shop centered around fair trade and ethical manufacturing.
Mitla Moda, is a fair-trade, social entrepreneurship startup that focuses on increasing economic development in artisan communities and preserving traditional artisan techniques through ethically made and fairly traded clothing, accessories, and jewelry. She is committed to purchasing directly from the artisans in Oaxaca, one of the poorest states in Mexico, using fair trade principles, which provide sustainable, living wages that directly benefit each artisan family and the surrounding community.
We are so excited to give away this Chickadee Dress in Red with Gold Embroidery in Medium (fits a 6-10). This bold Mexican embroidered dress is perfect for the beach in summer or with leggings + boots in fall/winter! Wear it loose as is, or belt it at the waist. The blouse base is 100% cotton and is hand woven, on a traditional wooden loom. The top features beautiful Oaxacan flower embroidery, and is a sure conversation starter!
Please enter to win the Chickadee Dress by using the giveaway interface below. You can enter once a day with the Facebook, Instagram and Twitter entry options, so come back and enter again to raise your chances of winning! Contest ends at Midnight CST on Sunday, January 17th. Good luck!
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