Founder and chief executive officer Veronica D’Souza is relying on production in a Peruvian prison to try to transform poverty-related crime into fair wages, skills and hopes for a better future.
The luxury down coat brand is on the road to being a $1 billion company.
With no fashion experience she is counting on Jamie Koff’s team at Fabric to Finish for production and 30-year industry veteran Voula Solonos, who once designed Tommy Hilfiger knitwear, for design.
The loungewear line can be worn from day to night.
Fabrics from the joint collection will be unveiled at the upcoming Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City.
After updating raincoats, the designer blends craftsmanship, sustainability and jobs for war refugees at John Sterner: Swedish Knitology.
Carcel founder Veronica D’Souza also started another socially minded company, Ruby Cup, which aims to decrease absenteeism among school girls in Africa.
A “Demo-Focus Group” will be held at North Carolina State University on July 18 to 22, where the machinery has been installed to promote research and development with U.S. industry.