Thursday, November 10, 2011

Shop For A Good Cause!

Today, I have the privilege of interviewing Katie B. She is the founder/creative director of Elegantees. Elegantees is not just an online t-shirt store, it’s Katie’s passion to stop sex trafficking in Nepal. If you're interested in learning more about Elegantees and their mission, please keep reading.

- Tell me a bit about Elegantees
Elegantees are very elegant designs made out of tee shirt fabric.

- Where did you get the inspiration from?
I'm an everyday type of girl, with a budget, and don’t want to spend a ton of money on fashion, but love beautiful design. I started designing them for myself, but so many women love them too!

- Does your work reflect your personal fashion taste?
For sure! I wear them almost every day. I love how modest they are (long lengths, I feel safe bending over, etc), and I have a bunch of colors and styles.

- What's your design philosophy?
I believe a woman should dress in a way that shows she doesn't need to show much skin to feel beautiful. I design for her.

- What's your mission with your brand?
Ultimately, I want to end sex trafficking in Nepal. Right now, I'm working with a group called K.I. Nepal that has been rescuing women for 20 years. The goal is to teach them how to sew, so they can make Elegantees for an income.

{Wearing: Tee (c/o): Elegantees Victoria - size XS | Denim: GAP always skinny - size 24 | Necklace (c/o): Gold tassel necklace}

- What’s the most challenging part?
For a while, it was finances. But, I'm working full time again, so I'm able to bring in more money faster to get toward the goal of getting to Nepal. I think the most challenging part now is getting the word out.

- Do you try to send out a message or theme in your clothes?
You're elegant!

- There is a trend right now using organic fabric, what are your thoughts and if you are planning to use it in your works?
I have a lot of respect for that focus. Because of logistics though, it’s not possible at the time.

- Is comfort a major element in fashion?
For sure! It's all about how you feel when you wear Elegantees. One of the reasons why I choose tee shirt fabric. Not just because they're elegant tees, but because it's so comfortable.

- Are there any closing thoughts you'd like to share?
One day I desire to use the dividends of the brand to fight sex trafficking across the globe. I'm a humble girl, and have made a covenant that the company's success will be used for good.

I truly admire Katie and others who unselfishly give their time and money to help women rescued from sex trafficking. Elegantees is giving away $15 gift card to one reader of (CLOSED). To enter, please simply enter your email address in the box below. You do not need to follow my blog but it would be greatly appreciated if you do. Please help them spread the word by tweeting this. Thank you so much for reading and your support. I will announce the winner here on Sunday.

**The winner of a $15.00 gift card to is c****al_l** (email address is marked with asterisks to help protect winner's privacy). Please email to claim your prize. A big thank to those those entered**

Disclaimer: I am not associated with Elegantees in any way, just help to spread a good cause. I will not be compensated for posting this on my blog. 


Unknown said...

What a great cause Sydney! Thanks for sharing!

Kileen said...

i recently became aware of Elegant Tees and am so glad that they're backing a good cause with their clothes. and thank you so much for the giveaway!

cute & little

SewPetiteGal said...

What a great cause! Thanks for sharing :)

Content Director - Strong Female Leaders said...

Yes definitely a wonderful cause. I had. O idea there was sex trafficing in Nepal as well. Great interview. Way to speed the word.

Katherine said...

Such a good cause and she's an inspiration - thank you for sharing.

Lei said...

Great cause, great tees and great-affordable prices indeed! Will shop here one of these days!

Thanks for sharing!

michelle_ said...

thanks for sharing dear !!!


Audrey B said...

you look great, as always! such a great color on you! I'm in love with jewel tones! Have a great wekeend too! xo

NB said...

I love the trend towards social entrepreneurship :) The world is becoming a better place.