Ladies, you deserve to be comfortable at work.
ICYMI, there is a LOT of progress to be made when it comes to equality for women in the workplace. And while fashion will not fix all the systemic issues of our time, it WILL help you be comfortable while you're sitting at your desk, going to that networking event, or busting through glass ceilings. And we all deserve that. So we created a blazer that works for women, helping you be comfortably, confidently, you.
Our blazer is designed for comfort. It's made with a super-soft organic cotton & spandex knit blend. Lined to give it structure, but stretchy enough to lift your hands up above your head (YUP). Plus, it has real pockets, deep enough to fit your smart phone. We call it the kimono blazer because it has the look of the blazer, but is intentionally loose-fitting and full-bodied like a kimono.
The blazer is made at our small batch production shop in Indianapolis. Hannah is our Head of Production and lead seamstress (you can see her picture in the team section).
The fabric is 92% Organic Cotton & 8% Spandex, a luxuriously soft jersey knit blend.
Why organic cotton? It's better for the world and better for all involved in the supply chain. Traditionally-grown cotton requires a lot of pesticides that can be harmful to farmers, their families, and communities. We choose to take part in actions that are better for all people.
Through a partnership with a local nonprofit, Unconditional, we are creating a program to provide support and employment opportunities to women who wish to leave the sex industry. For women in that industry there is such a stigma that causes barriers and challenges when transitioning into a different profession. We are fighting against that.
We believe all women deserve a fair shot at pursuing their dreams. We simply want to provide opportunities to allow that to happen. Through our program, called Equip 360, we will be equipping women with the skills and tools they need to succeed. Trace Fashion's role is to provide short term employment opportunities to allow a woman to build her resume and expand her references. Breaking down the barrier to get her foot in the door in a new industry.
Are we trying to fix people? Nope. Force someone into a lifestyle we may view as "better"? Nope. Rescue someone? Nope.
We are simply providing opportunities where there may not otherwise be. Everyone deserves to choose their own path.