Kirsten Dickerson founded Raven + Lily, a fair trade fashion and home retailer employing at-risk women from around the world, after years of traveling and working in the nonprofit sector. Her travels brought to light these women’s desire for education and need for a marketplace for their skills and products. With help from friends in the design and fashion industries she established Raven + Lily.
Being a fair trade business requires a 360-degree view at every stage of production. Each individual involved in the making of a product must be paid a livable wage, provided with workplace equality, and given access to health care among other things. In this episode, Kirsten explains how she and her team at Raven + Lily measure the impact of their products, apply design principles to ethical fashion, and create impactful relationships with local artisans in Africa and India. Listen now:
Kirsten Dickerson - CEO & Founder, Raven + Lily
PRODUCTION & EDITING
Shayna Brown - Founder of Chez Boom Audio