Sustainably Chic

A Sweater Company Full of Love & Support

FashionNatalie Kay


Created by Ava Darnell in 2013, Slumlove is an ethical clothing line working with women artisans to make beautiful garments, and give back to families living in slums. Inspired by the slum of Kibera, Ava was introduced to a woman who knit school sweaters for children while working there for several years. Together, they sat down and worked to design the first collection. All clothing is handmade with natural and organic cotton by artisan women in Nairobi, Kenya. The artisans are paid a fair wage, respected and given opportunity to build a better life for themselves, their families and communities. With every purchase, a portion of sales is donated to a non-profit providing scholarships to children in one of the world's largest slums. 

The cotton used to create all Slumlove garments is sourced directly from East Africa and is CMIA certified {cotton made in Africa}. CMIA certifications works closely with small farmers producing sustainable businesses and eco-friendly material. Starting with just Ava & one knitter a few years ago, today, Slumlove employs over 20 women! There is so much opportunity for you to help change the lives of others, and with a fair price for yourself it is easy to do so. I'm wearing the easy Knit Tank in black, and it's perfect for the minimalist fashionista. It is very lightweight & I even got away with wearing it the South's summer heat. I really love the fit of this tank, so now I'm eyeing the dress!! Slumlove's pieces are true staples for any clothing obsessed gal or guy.... & my obsession continues...  Look below for a few more favorites of mine & some guy options!! 

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Knit Tank Dress | Classic Crew | Cotton Cardigan | Classic Vee

Shop their entire collection - here - & make sure to get social and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest & Instagram.

{necklaces by New Eve Jewelry and Loup & Co.}