25 Aug '12, 4pm

My latest article @Magnifeco on the beautiful #sustainablefashion shoes @MarlandiaShop

My latest article @Magnifeco on the beautiful #sustainablefashion shoes @MarlandiaShop

Boot-strapping women out of poverty never looked so good. Retalhos Cariocas has produced a casual footwear line that is a winning combination of SEXC : stylish, ethical and eXtremely comfortable. Located in one of the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, Retalhos Cariocas was founded by Silvinha Oliviera, who worked her way through fashion design college. She has created both a training program and a workshop that employs women who would might otherwise be surviving through prostitution or working for drug trafficking gangs. Not only is she paying the women of the favela where she grew up a fair living wage, she is educating the community in conversation by recycling fabric scraps into the production of all the shoes . This is a story that is made even more poignant by recent events in which the Brazilian government is waging an attack on favelas in Rio de Janeiro in preparation for...

Full article: http://www.magnifeco.com/marlandia-beautiful-brazilian-fa...

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