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Fairtrade or better business practicesSpeaking of the infamous Brazilian slums where she grew up, Silvinha Oliveira says, "People from the favela... There's a destiny of being poor, not being able to go to university, or get a good job." She explains, "We're fighting to destroy the mentality that a person from the favela doesn't have the right to be someone."
RebornThe progressive fashion house transforms flip-flops with recycled and sourced fabrics into sandals, apparel, and accessories that radiate with exceptionally vibrant creativity and high quality craftsmanship. The company teaches local women sewing skills, which empowers them to transform their lives with job opportunities outside of the slums.
Eco-friendlyRetalhos Cariocas is a beacon of hope for Brazil's slum communities. They are transforming fashion by saving fabrics from landfill, and proving that it is possible for opportunity to bloom in a slum where education and skills are hard to come by.
Supports local businessRetalhos Cariocas, which translates into "Rio Scraps", was born in the Barreira do Vasco favela slum of Rio de Janeiro, where having a job is difficult, owning a business is unheard of, and working for violent drug trafficking gangs is often the only avenue for a young entrepreneur.
HandmadeGrowing demand for Retalhos Cariocas unique hand-made products allows employment of more and more women out of the favela slums. "I started the courses because I wanted to share my knowledge and put in people's minds that even though they live in a favela and are poor, they can go to college and succeed. I think this is our real spirit."