Monday, June 28th, 2010...1:27 pm
Exclusive 15% off on Lalesso’s African-made dresses and jumpers!
In addition to dresses, this summer’s styles include two jumpers, two bikinis and even ballet flats. (The Mbari Playsuit, above, is on its way to me now!) Prices are already super affordable, and with this 15% off, the pieces range from about $32 to $74 each. As always, each style is sewn from traditional African khangas.
You can read my report about Lalesso’s awesome manufacturing practices from last September here, and they only seem to be getting better. The brand’s latest manufacturing update:
“The progress with our new production unit, SOKO, an eco and ethical clothing production unit in Ukunda Kenya, which Lalesso instigated the start up of, has grown leaps and bounds, all under the magnificent leadership of Joanna Maiden. SOKO is now manufacturing the infamous ASOS Africa line which has followed Lalesso’s suit in using the traditional East African ‘khanga’ or ‘lesso’ in many of its designs. SOKO is providing over 20 jobs directly as well as out sourcing to over 50 individuals within Kenya as well. All employees are paid an extremely fair wage which helps to alleviate poverty, improve their quality of living and indirectly affect the lives of many of their family members. SOKO is a charitable business and all profits are regenerated back into various community projects. So for every item you buy you are helping to make SOKO a bigger and better socialy responsible endeavour.”