Phoebe started her love affair with design at a young age, becoming fascinated by vintage fabrics and silhouettes.
“I remember making skirts and selling them to girls in school when I was just ten.”
“In Japan, I fell in love with how the girls were dressing – big linen dresses over jeans with espadrilles…And when I went to India, which was the first developing country that I had ever visited, I knew immediately that I wanted to merge my love of fashion with a cause that was important to me.”
Faircloth & Supply’s mission is both simple and clear: to empower young girls through education. Phoebe chose to begin her work in Nepal because of the pervasive sex trafficking problem. “It’s a country where we can make a large impact through education so donating a school uniform to one of these girls is a very special gift.” By partnering with the General Welfare Pratisthan Faircloth & Supply is able to operate on a “one for one” model, so that every time an item is sold, a girl in Nepal receives a uniform. And since Nepalese girls are not allowed to attend school without a uniform, it means that they have a real shot at continuing on to vocational schools to develop a lifelong profession.
Phoebe says that the most inspiring part of this journey is being able to return to Nepal and see all the change that Faircloth & Supply has helped to create.
“I was able to go back and personally hand out some uniforms and it was such a great reminder of why what we do matters. Through conversations I had with some of the girls we clothed, I found out that our uniforms act as a shield – protecting them from sex traffickers who tend to pray on the uneducated girls.”
Phoebe dreams of growing Faircloth & Supply and encourages others to make more conscious clothing alongside her. “I would love to be a brand that gets people talking and inspires others to make a difference,” she says. GLAM4GOOD thinks she is doing just that!
GLAM4GOOD loves this video on Faircloth & Supply’s initiative with Woman Weave, a women’s empowerment organization in India. To learn more about Phoebe Dahl and Faircloth & Supply’s give back initiatives like this one check out their website.
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