Recognizing Women Empowerment through Fashion & How YOU can contribute
There was a time when fashion was just about what clothes we’re in, what shoes were trending, or what style of bag everyone carried. In present times, fashion has become more than that. It’s an expression of who you are, it’s a statement, it’s a movement and it allows you to say what you can’t put in words.
With Women’s Day right around the corner, it’s the right time to talk about women empowerment, and how fashion plays a significant role. We at HSS value strong women that lead from the front, women that are contributing positively to better the environment, and women that uplift other women to freely express themselves through what they choose to wear.
At a time when women all around the world are so vocal about what they want, we can’t be too cautious. We have to support those who back women, talk about their rights and empowerment, and use their platform to cater to women in the right way. We have gathered some of these women-centric brands that are either powerfully run by a woman, or are talking about women empowerment through their pieces one way or another.
1. Anya Hindmarch
Anya Hindmarch is one name that signifies the true meaning of women empowerment through her revolutionary ideas. She uses fashion in its best form to make a positive change. Leading from the front, her “I am a plastic bag” campaign made waves. Her innovative idea supported recycling in the most unique form. Taking used plastic bottles, she and her team made them go through a process where they were melted and then molded into exquisite plastic bags that are now more than just a fashion statement. The story behind each of these bags is so powerful, that any buyer feels that connect. Anya Hindmarch made sure that she achieved what she set out for – a much needed awareness in the importance of recycling and the detrimental effects of plastic use.
We’re proud and honored to have such strong-willed, motivated and inspirational woman’s collection under the HSS flag, and we’re just as delighted to be able to have this reach out to you through our picks so you can have a share in this revolution. So, when you’re off for another shopping spree, make sure you buy something with a meaning and a story. Do your part for this women empowerment movement.
2. Sophia Webster
Sophia Webster adds to the movement of reducing waste with her magnificent campaign #SophiaWebsterUpcycled. Introducing her gorgeous sandals Renata which means ‘New Life’ which are made completely from the leftover materials of the last production’s run. The prints include SW’s raspberry ripple and the signature polka dots. Although the colorways of Renata are limited and one-of-a-kind, they have such a beautiful story behind their build that you can’t help but feel empowered just by owning it. Sophia with her visionary ideas, is changing the world for the better…one shoe at a time. Pay tribute in this revolution by buying all things Sophia Webster this season, especially the here-to-rule Renata. Now, this is the kind of empowered women we are standing behind and so should you.
Net-a-Porter, our proud affiliate is contributing to empowering women this International Women’s Day via stocking statement t-shirts. Each one reads an inspirational line that says how it is and says it loud! It’s time to show your support and do your due share in making a difference by buying from Net-a-Porter, and let your tees do the talking for you!
4. Christian Dior
Finally, Dior stepped up with their bold statements marking women empowerment with their recent collection showcase. The collections through time showcase brilliant tag lines via t-shirts reading confident statements like “We should all be feminists”, “I say I”, “sisterhood is powerful”, “sisterhood global” and many such powerful and impactful lines that say it how it is, without sugarcoating or going about it in a subtle way. We feel great honor in providing you with a platform where you can pre-order these revolutionary statement making t-shirts you saw on aw2020. Women empowerment takes a unique face here, and we’re super happy to be giving you all a piece of it through us.
5. Haute Secret Shoppers
We have always believed in the power that women hold. Haute Secret Shopper’s management is headed by women. Our company caters to majority of women clients. We have many women designers under our flag. And finally, our dedicated team is comprised of 70% women. This is why we take great pride in being women-centric and working towards women empowerment. We at HSS like to uplift other women to reach their full potential without fear or hesitation.
This women’s day, let’s give a tribute to ourselves. Much like the women we talked about, each one of us is special and powerful. Let’s all strive to reach the top. Sky is the limit, right?