Make room. There is a new sustainable fashion line on the market and we're excited. Started by social entrepreneur and designer Rebecca Ballard, Maven Women is about comfortable, flattering work dresses produced fairly and transparently.
Think of this new line as not dresses, but "flattering investment pieces with just the right cut created in the spirit of slow fashion."
Maven Women styles are "timeless wardrobe staples with interesting, modern twists that are easily dressed up or down for an elegant day-to-evening look." The brand promises to "think of all the little details around a wearable fit inside and out so you don’t have to."
Not only does Maven Women seek to produce timeless elegance, they also ensure that their dresses are made in a way that you can feel proud of. That includes ensuring transparent supply chains so that they Maven Women pays a living wage to all the various workers who make these dresses as well as being thoughtful about their environmental footprint.
As the brand states "our environmentally conscious materials are more comfortable, breathable, and better for your health than the toxic synthetics we’ve all gotten used to. We keep our price point as low as possible, and we’re transparent around how our clothing is produced and why it is different."
Maven Women is the manifestation of decade-long conversations with savvy women who demand better in terms of both sustainability and style in their wardrobe.
The final product is a dress line that embodies their values of dignity for all people and environmental stewardship, shares resources to help you make informed decisions, and thoughtfully engages in industry-wide and cross-sector endeavors.
Maven Women officially launched last week on the eve of the Copenhagen Fashion Summit and engaged dozens of changemakers in the fashion industry including designers, advocates, and industry leaders.
Unlike most brands, Maven Women launched with a bit of a twist. Instead of just putting out a collection, Maven Women will be unveiling designs allowing you the potential (ahem, lifetime) customer to vote. You will then get a chance to buy the dresses presale at a discount for your vote.
Visit their website for more information on our brand, values, and how you can help us develop our styles. If you like what you see we ask that you spread the word on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and invite more Maven Women to join in co-creating something truly beautiful inside and out.