Posted on December 29 2017
Portugal with Anita Ghise
Photographed by Almar Studio
Anita Ghise within the Andean Collective is an independent Byron Bay based clothing label.
Our aim is to create simplistic feminine clothing for everyday wear.
Inspired by a love of nature and the ocean, we are using beautifully textured raw materials to create effortless, handmade clothing with love for the free spirited woman.
I have drawn inspiration from nature, my every day surroundings such as the beautiful Byron coastline and the lush greens in Byron hinterland where I am residing.
Most of our designs are created following the same line which is working directly with Andean women from a remote community throughout the beautiful handwoven details.
Empowering women is powerful, specially in undeveloped areas like the Andean Mountains of Peru.
We work with talented weavers, encouraging them to show their capacity which will not only benefit her individually but the whole world at large.
"When women support each other, incredible things happen"