Cartiera & SwIdeas present: Change!


The project

Vivienne Westwood said: “It’s quite incredible to think that we might change the world through fashion”: with our project, we aim at taking part to this challenge!
The artisans of the Italian social enterprise “Cartiera” are working together with SwIdeas, a Sweden entrepreneurial multi-cultural organization designers: they will combine creativity and sustainability to create something new and different. The project staff is using fabrics realized by artisans in marginalised communities (in the framework of the UN programme Ethical Fashion Initiative), as well as re-used high quality leathers in order to obtain an unique product.
Our inspiration is the change of perspective about sustainability, migration, environment: the change we may contribute to generate through our products.

Cartiera Società Cooperativa Sociale (Italy)

CARTIERA SOCIETÁ COOPERATIVA SOCIALE is a start-up cooperative, which produces and sells handmade accessories and gadgets. Its products bring together Italian craft traditions, high quality leather goods and African fabrics. Cartiera has been created as a spin-off to an integration and training project for asylum seekers, implemented in Italy thanks to the cooperation between Lai-momo cooperative and UN’s Ethical Fashion Initiative (EFI).

SWIdeas AB (Sweden)

SWIdeas AB is an entrepreneurial multi-cultural organisation collaborating with small scale enterprises and NGOs within start-up, trade, international development, social development and advisory services.