21 Dec '16, 10pm

Carcel: A Danish Clothing Label Made by Women in Prison

is a clothing label that believes in second chances. Launched in Copenhagen this past April, the nascent firm seeks to "break the spiral of poverty" by employing female prisoners in countries such as Peru and providing them with a living wage . Most women in the developing world are behind bars for nonviolent, poverty-related offenses, according to Veronica D'Souza, who founded the brand after visiting a work program for inmates in Kenya a few years ago. Instead of going toe to toe with hardened criminals, D'Souza found herself commiserating with ordinary women of limited means and opportunity. Time was just about the only thing on their side. "Every day, the women were sitting eight hours and knitting and sewing," D'Souza said. "But without access to good materials, designs and a market, they were unable to sell their products and made no money. It was a factory in full p...

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/carcel-a-danish-clothing-label-m...

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