Hey, Tampa Bay! There’s an awesome new collaboration in town! I’ve teamed up with Della to get the word out about the clothing line’s newest partnership with Urban Outfitters. I had never heard of Della before I was contacted to do a collaboration but after hearing what the company is all about, I couldn’t resist. I love the empowerment of women, and I especially love spreading “good” to all people.
Here’s what the Della x UO press release has to say:
Della, a Los Angeles-based fashion line handcrafted in Ghana, West
Africa, is proud to announce their second partnership with Urban Outfitters. Beginning the first week in July 2014, Urban Outfitters will be a “carrier of change” by launching an exclusive Della clothing collection both in-store and online.
A boho-chic collection, including cami dresses, flutter shorts, skort rompers, and paper bag pants, was designed exclusively for the collaboration. “I am thrilled to continue our partnership with Urban Outfitters. We are confident that our mission and style will connect with younger generations, and we look forward to spreading awareness about responsible fashion through our vibrant products,” said Della Founder and Creative Director, Tina Tangalakis.
In Hohoe, Ghana, Della’s products are each uniquely handcrafted by Ghanaian seamstresses who work directly with local vendors and fabric makers. Della is committed to the long-term advancement of the Hohoe community. Its latest venture with Urban Outfitters furthers its mission to build the foundation for Ghanaian women’s economic independence.
ABOUT DELLA: In 2009, Tangalakis volunteered in Hohoe and discovered how to infuse social consciousness into the design world. The local culture, people, and textiles instantly captivated Tangalakis. Hoping to initiate positive and sustainable change, she founded Della: a socially responsible fashion line that provides steady jobs, fair wages, and education, skills, and literacy training to Ghanaian women. Tangalakis not only proved that “doing good” can be synonymous with “doing well,” but also showed the U.S. market that West Africa can produce high-quality products when driven by a genuine care for humanity. Currently Della has a team of over 55 employees in Ghana, and positively impacts the lives of over 250 men, women and children in the local community per year.
Now you see why I couldn’t pass up this opportunity to spread the word, right? Della is doing something incredible for the world, and the fact that beautiful clothes are a product of the greatness is just icing on the cake for me!
The good stuff doesn’t stop there, though. For every purchase that you make from the new Della x UO collection, you will receive a Della change purse or headband. All you have to do is forward your confirmation email to firstname.lastname@example.org after you’ve made a purchase, and tell Nandi that Knick Knacker sent you to receive your goodie. How awesome is that? Not only will you become part of an incredible movement, but you will also receive a token for your support.
I look forward to seeing pics of you all in your new Della x UO outifts! Share them with us on Instagram using hashtag #iLoveDellaxUO.
A huge THANK YOU goes out to Nandi with Della for reaching out to me!!!