Fortress Faves | Raven + Lily
Reintroducing "Fortress Faves" where we blog about one of many unique brands we like! We're also spicing up it up by featuring a jewelry brand for the first time!
A little about the company:
Raven + Lily is a socially conscious lifestyle brand based in Austin, Texas and founded by friends Kirsten Dickerson and Sophia Lin who share a passion for fashion and ethical design. The brand currently sells through its own website and through over 150 retailers.
What we like about the brand:
1. Raven + Lily not only shares our hometown of Austin, but it also shares the same values. The brand commits to providing products that are made by hand, follow fair trade standards, and honor a commitment to being eco-friendly. Currently a member of the Ethical Fashion Forum, Raven + Lily was awarded with the EFF's Sustainable Brand Leader for Jewelry award.
2. Raven + Lily is on a mission and that mission is to empower women through design. The brand currently has six different collections with beautiful pieces made by underprivileged, marginalized women artisans all over the world, including Ethiopia, India, Cambodia, and Kenya. Raven + Lily is giving these women access to a safe job, sustainable income, healthcare, education, and an opportunity to break the cycle of poverty for themselves and their families.
Some pieces that we like:
Nama Brass Fringe Necklace
Handcrafted by female artisans in Nairobi, Kenya and made with hammered brass, this piece is sure to be a showstopper.
Pair it with Fortress of Inca's low-key Adra in Caramel, Black, + Steel Grey, or our Michelle mule in black for a more everyday, balanced look.
Evelyn Brass + Horn Bangle Set
This beautiful bangle set was handmade by female artisans in Kenya and is perfect for everyday wear. The contrasting colors and inlaid brass adds an extra pop.
Complete the look with Fortress of Inca's Carmen in black + white or Paloma in caramel.
Vanna Two Toned Duster
Wear this gorgeous piece open as a duster paired with leggings or skinny jeans or button up for a flowy dress.
Complete the outfit with Fortress of Inca's Lorena Oxford in Cream + Scotch.