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ATX ETHICAL FASHION // PHOTO SHOOT COLLABORATION

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ATX ETHICAL FASHION // LOOKBOOK // SHOP THE LOOKS 

ATX ETHICAL FASHION // VIDEO // SEE THE MAKING OF THE PHOTO SHOOT

Austin, Texas is a hub for ethical fashion. Entrepreneurs create new ways to give back to the world through fashion. You now can look good, do good, and shop from the heart all in one city. Here at Though Collective we like to connect over like-minded goals and enjoy "thinking collectively" to provide for new opportunities in the world. 

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Christine, our newest addition to the TC team, decided to take this "thought collective" mentality, and ask her favorite social businesses in town if they wanted to collaborate for a fashion photo shoot. She asked eight businesses that have headquarters here and positively effect over 13 countries around the world through their sustainable business practices. All were on board and decided to think collectively to put this photo shoot together. 

The photo shoot took place in our favorite Austin spots: E. Ceser Chavez, South Lamar Bridge & Town Lake (how many names does that thing have now?) and was completed by four models in six different looks total. Every piece, from head to toe, was a piece from one of the eight social business collaborators.

We created two aesthetics. Above is the "elegant" look and below is our "casual" look. No matter the occasion, it is possible to shop from the heart. From the socks to the silk dress, we made sure every piece had a story behind it. 

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We live in a city that wants to encourage and support communities both abroad...and down the street. The ethical fashion movement has been set free. It has a soul and has never looked so good. 

COLLABORATORS AND THEIR MISSIONS // 

ESPEROS BAGS

sending children to school for a year with each bag sold // 

TEYSHA

employing artisans in Guatemala to create a more vibrant world by

connecting people and culture // 

FORTRESS OF INCA

fair waged, handmade Peruvian shoes that encourage a freee-spirited lifestyle //

RAVEN + LILY

empowering women through design in countries around the world by fair wages, quality work, and encouragement // 

CATHERINE NICOLE

empowering Ugandan girls through donating a portion of sales to micro-loans and education as well as selling select fair trade items // 

MITSCOOTS

giving a pair of socks away for each one sold and employing those less fortunate to package all socks here in ATX // 

PURSE & CLUTCH

selling fair trade handbags made from artisans around the world who create their products with an emphasis on craft & quality // 

THOUGHT COLLECTIVE

employing Tanzanian artisan women to create artistic, handmade apparel while paying fair wages and supporting future career development //

CREDITS //

MODELS // LIZ TABISH // TAYLOR BARTHOLOMEW // LEAH CARTER // ALENA JUTILLA 

BEHIND THE SCENES PHOTOGRAPHERS // ANTHONY DAVID MONTANINO // LAURA GASSAWAY

HAIR AND MAKEUP ARTIST // REAGON LOGNION

PHOTOGRAPHER / VIDEOGRAPHER // LEEANN FUNK

ASSISTANT DIRECTORS & STYLISTS //  ERICA DENNY // AUDREY HICKEY

COLLABORATION COORDINATOR / DIRECTOR // CHRISTINE KNUEVEN