“In Nepal, all students are required to wear a uniform. If a young girl can’t afford one, she’s unable to attend school,” explains Phoebe Dahl, founder of Los Angeles-based charitable fashion label Faircloth & Supply, which donates a school uniform to a girl in Nepal for every item sold.
The brand features elegant dresses (examples pictured, from $235) and peplum tops in fabrics inspired by antique textiles, and has donated around 500 uniforms since its launch last year. The website also enables shoppers to make an extra donation – from $12 for an additional uniform to $50 for a year’s vocational training.
“Girls who receive an education are less vulnerable to HIV and human trafficking, as well as being more likely to make important contributions to family income,” says Dahl, who plans to expand into accessories, casualwear and homewares by the end of the year. “The positive outcome can transcend generations.”