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Inspired by my daughter Camila, we were officially created July '17 with lots of planning, long sleepless nights and hard work. With a background in production, manufacturing and design this company has been long in the making. After all, I'm someone who's always had a creative spirit.
I'm a Christian stay-at-home mom of a beautiful little girl and 2 beautiful step boys. I'm also a wife to an amazing and hard working husband. I'm an aunt, a sister, a daughter, a friend. All of these things influence the end goal of this company: to promote fair trade while reducing our carbon footprint; one garment, one accessory, one toy or teether at a time.
What is fair trade and how does it impact us?
"A trading partnership, based on dialogue, transparency, and respect, that seeks greater equity in international trade. It contributes to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions to, and securing the rights of, disadvantaged producers and workers especially in the South." (FINE, 1998)
An estimated 218 million children in rural developing countries are involved in child labor.
2.1 billion families in these countries live on less than $2 a day and 880 million live on less that $1 a day.
Fair trade empowers women by providing fair and equal pay, freedom from sexual harassment, access to education, access to women's health services and leadership.
Fair trade empowers us all!
"As consumers [we] can participate in a process that is keeping skills and communities alive and helping them to prosper". -Emma Watson (Fair Trade activist).
Fashion is the 2nd highest polluting industry in the world behind oil. For example, cotton, one of the fashion industries most frequently used materials, is among the most pesticide-intensive crops on the planet. It's estimated that one pound of cotton requires at least one third of a pound (136 grams) of pesticides. To help you understand, it takes half a pound of cotton to make an average t-shirt. In addition, cotton is a water-intensive crop. To produce one pair of jeans, it takes more than 1,800 gallons of water.
- Sustainable brands, like ours, are creating fashion that's healthy for people and planet.
I design and or hand select every single item and garment. I work closely with responsible wholesalers and manufacturers in the U.S. and abroad using sustainable methods and materials of production. As a vegan and environmentally conscious mom I ensure that all of our goods are cruelty free and safe for our little ones by beingBPA free, Nitrosamine free, Phthalate free, latex free, led free and PVC free.
Over at Camila New York we have a passion for providing fashion forward yet minimalistic, cozy, comfy and fun goods for babies and children alike. Purchase with confidence, wear well, love hard, treat gently and pass on with love when your little(s) are finished.
Camila New York
"Be the change you wish to see in the World."