This episode with Anyango Mpinga will definitely inspire thought and reflection!
Topic: “Free as a Human”
About Anyango Mpinga
Anyango Mpinga is a Kenyan designer, eco-innovator and proponent of circular fashion; exploring radical systems in textile design to promote conscious consumption of apparel and accessories. She founded her eponymous brand in 2015, now renowned for its reimagined white shirts balanced between androgyny and a bohemian aesthetic and her bold prints inspired by her multi-cultural heritage. She designs with an ethereal quality that is reminiscent of the romantic Victorian age while maintaining a sophisticated boyish edge. As a forward-thinking designer, Anyango is exploring the use of emerging technologies to create biodegradable textiles.
Having created a social enterprise, her initiative Free As A Human tackles the humanitarian and environmental crisis of the exploitative labor practices in the fashion industry. Free As A Human raises awareness around Human Trafficking and the forced labour that occurs within supply chain in the fashion industry. The initiative supports the work of Awareness Against Human Trafficking (HAART Kenya), a non-governmental organisation working in East Africa. Profits are donated to the HAART Kenya shelter for young female survivors of trafficking.
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