Della LA is a line of handmade, fair trade accessories created by women in Ghana, Africa.
To compensate the artisans for their vibrant and unique products, they receive fair wages, which help these women lift themselves and their families out of poverty. Additional revenues go back into the social enterprise to help supply education and training, as well as allow them to scale and hire more women.
The for-purpose fashion line was founded by Tina Tangalakis, a designer from Los Angeles who was hit with the desire to make a difference after volunteering as a teacher at the Happy Kids Orphanage in Ghana. During that time she bonded with a local seamstress who shared her love of fashion design and contribution.
Shortly after, Della was launched, and they began making handbags to benefit the local women through employment and education. Today they sell a range of colourful products like hand bags and shoulder bags, head bands, wallets and even Macbook sleeves.
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Della LA Creates Unique Accessories That Employ Women in Ghana
Published: Mar 10, 2012 • References: dellala