Raven + Lily: Ethical Fashion That’s Empowering Women Around the World

By December 9, 2016Fashion

I love it when I discover a brand that’s creating stunning ethical fashion. It’s something special, however, when you realise they’re also making life better for women. Raven + Lily is a fashion label dedicated to empowering women through design.

In 2008, Kirsten Dickerson founded the company motivated by a belief that each person is valuable and uniquely created. With a background in both humanitarian work and styling for the film industry, Kirsten was able to combine her two passions with Raven + Lily.

Everything this label does and designs is connected to a central premise. That investing in a woman can have a tremendous impact. Not only within her immediate family but also within her extended community.

“It is our hope that by providing sustainable employment opportunities and job training skills to the women in our partnerships, entire communities will be transformed.”


Raven + Lily  help employ over 1,500 marginalised women at fair trade wages to give them access to a safe job, sustainable income, health care, education, and a real chance to break the cycle of poverty for themselves and their families.

That’s why we’re thrilled to be partnering with Raven + Lily to help us bring the Good On You app to North America. And you should be too!

Purchase their Rukia Silk Slip dress or Sofia Silk Tie Shirt dress through our crowdfunding campaign* and you’ll look and feel amazing.

By doing this you’ll be joining the movement to take Good On You to the rest of the world. That will mean millions of people can know the impact of their purchases on people, the planet and animals. Together we can make a difference every time we shop!

Rukia Silk Slip Dress

rukia-dressShop the Rukia dress

The Rukia dress can be worn on its own when temperatures soar or paired with a cardigan when the chill hits. Made by Kenyan women in a carbon-neutral, fair trade factory. This elegant slip dress will keep your look and your ethics on point.

Sofia Silk Tie Shirt Dress

sofia-dressShop the Sofia dress

The Sofia dress is effortlessly elegant and a great piece to easily transition from day to night. This dress is made by Kenyan women in a carbon-neutral, fair trade factory.

Raven + Lily is rated GREAT on the Good On You app for their impact on people, the planet and animals. Their products are eco-friendly, and they’re committed to empowering communities through fair wages, healthcare and education.


*The crowdfunding campaign has reached its target and now is In Demand. You can still buy these items for a limited time here.

Images via Raven + Lily

Kendall Benton-Collins

Author Kendall Benton-Collins

Kendall has over a decade’s experience working in environmental conservation and communication. She’s the creator of Kindness by Design and a member of the Australia/New Zealand Working Group for Fashion Revolution.

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