As much as we love shopping in general, we also love fashion with a heart, where pieces go beyond just a pretty facade. And that’s why we can’t wait for Kate Spade’s On Purpose Summer 2016 collection to drop in stores.
Since 2014, the label has brought together artisans from Masoro, Rwanda, and taught them how to build their own businesses.
The result is the Abahizi Dushyigikirane Lt, or ADC, an independent fashion accessory factory where over 150 artisans have found work. The On Purpose line was, in turn, created to empower these women through trade-based initiatives, providing them financial freedom and to improve their communities.
For this season’s On Purpose collection, these 150 artisans have handcrafted beautiful tote bags and wristlets that feature sweet candy-hues and bow detailing, as well as a chic bangle and two kitschy beaded keychains.
Click through the gallery above to check out all the pieces from the range!
The Kate Spade On Purpose Summer 2016 collection launches at the Kate Spade New York boutique at Marina Bay Sands and at its counter in Takashimaya, from mid-June 2016.