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The Artisan. 1. A person skilled in an applied art; a craftsperson. 2. A person or company that makes a high-quality or distinctive product in small quantities, usually by hand or using traditional methods.
Welcome to The Hand of Fashion, the magazine that supports the ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative, our people, our products, our partners and communities around the world, this planet we call Earth. We bring this all to you in partnership with Black Magazine. As the fashion world moves beyond mass production, the new luxury is hand-made and let’s be clear, many hands make great work! In this first issue we feature news from the ITC EFI world, interviews and stories with some of our designer partners, in depth articles about some of the artists and creatives that work with us, a photo shoot of Stella Jean’s SS15 collection in Paris by Thom Kerr and a 36 page photo essay featuring our artisans themselves from just one of our hubs in Korogocho, Kenya by Louis Nderi.
So please do enjoy this first edition, we will be back with the next edition of The Hand of Fashion in 2015. Much love, Black and the ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative