Cassandra Ciarallo envisions a world without fast fashion.
A world where humans aren't overworked, abused or underpaid in order to meet global consumption and keep up with weekly trends. Where wasted or unwanted clothes and accessories aren't being thrown away to pollute our landfills.
Here is her story...
Chic Made Consciously was born in early 2015 with high consideration for people and the planet. We strive to offer timeless products that are sustainable. Fashion is more than just looking chic and stylish, it's about being conscious and ensuring that everyone in the process is treated fairly.
Instead of mass producing products made with planned obsolescence, Chic Made Consciously spreads the message of slow fashion by offering accessories that are upcycled and designed to last.
We work in collaboration with local artisans in Bali who are the makers of each handcrafted item we sell. These items are fair trade, meaning there is no child labour, the artisans work in safe working conditions and we agree to pay the artisans the wages they set themselves.
MEET THE MAKERS:
ArtCycle Bali, where all our collections are made!
BUDDY, artisan in Bali
Cassandra Pat & Buddy
Why handmade? We believe its important to preserve the Indonesian culture of art and craftsmanship, while also promoting ethical production and fair wages.
We encourage consumers to connect with the story behind what they wear and take an extra moment to be mindful before buying. Ask yourself questions such as: "Who made this? Where did it come from? Who is affected by this purchase? What is the social and environmental impact?"
This way, we are all doing our part and contributing to a more just and fair economy!
Cassandra with Pat & Blanka, the designers of ArtCycle Bali + upcycled art
Our business model works with being transparent in everything we do. Our values = value for our customers.
We hope to continuously educate consumers to make more conscious fashion choices. We believe that working as a collective community, we can truly make a change.
Handmade and repupurposed dress made entirely from inner tubes by Pat