Eileen Akbaraly, CEO and Founder of Made for A Woman
Italian-Indian designer and entrepreneur, Eileen Akbaraly always knew that she would find a way to combine her two greatest passions – fashion and sustainability – in a way that would make a lasting impact on her home of Madagascar. After working with several humanitarian organizations and completing her studies in Fashion Business and Global Communications, she founded Made For A Woman in 2019, the first women-led and women-centered sustainable fashion brand in Madagascar.
Eileen’s goal is to lead by example, weaving a more sustainable and socially responsible future for fashion. Her combination of dedication to sustainability and beautiful design has caught industry attention and garnered product collaborations with international luxury brands, such as Armani – for whom we created a one-of-a-kind tribute piece which debuted on the runway during Milan Fashion Week in September 2022 – and Chloé, with whom we are developing a capsule collection that is scheduled to launch in Spring 2023. Her sustainable and scalable business model has also gained attention from industry leaders, garnering her recognition as a finalist for the Human Rights Award at the CNMI Sustainability Awards in 2022, Best Commitment to Sustainability by the Better World Forum in Cannes, the Green Night Award for Sustainability at Green Night in Switzerland 2020, amongst others.
原來，「拉菲草」居然是現在最熱門的 “it” 材料？永續時尚配飾品牌 Made For A Woman 的創辦人兼 CEO Eileen Akbaraly 與我們分享她利用時尚品牌的社會影響力，創造更多就業機會，在三年內品牌就成功盈利，也更有餘力為當地婦女提供全面的生活和經濟支援。
Made For A Woman 積極推廣 100％ 天然的拉菲草，透過工藝將拉菲草轉化成藝術品和時尚品，並轉向和世界各地的品牌合作，在最近還踏上米蘭時尚週的舞台！Eileen 向我們展現，原來永續品牌不僅僅只是「做公益」，除了可以輸出馬達加斯加被低估的技術和文化，原來打造一個能夠實現盈利的社會企業，才能真正為當地經濟和生活穩定貢獻。
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