David Peck Takes Inspiration from and Gives Back to Ugandan Villagers

 - Aug 9, 2011
References: davidpeckcollection & treehugger
After seeing the fascinating and philanthropic work of photojournalist Jaime Collier in Uganda and throughout South-Western Africa, David Peck knew he had to contribute in some way, however small.

The Houston-based fashion designer instinctively drew inspiration from the local fashion and savoir-faire of Kampala, Uganda's capital. Yet, despite being home to a vibrant, often optimistic peoples, the landlocked nation has its share of domestic unrest; a problem David Peck's 'Crop' initiative hopes to assuage.

Short for "creative opportunities," Peck's ethical clothing line marries Ugandan fashion sense with his own familiarity with textiles. Made from organic, certified fair trade materials, Peck's entire Crop line not only brings Southern African vogue into the international limelight, but sheds perspective on the humanitarian issues plaguing the region. With 10% of sales being redirected back to the locals who served as Peck's muses, it seems as though the fashion line has earned its "ethical" moniker.