Sustainable Fashion Born in Brazil’s Favelas

A Brazilian designer has taken fashion from the exclusivity of the catwalk to the reality of the favela, to demonstrate that styles, trends and fads are also born in these poor neighborhoods of cities like Rio de Janeiro.


In the foreground, recovered materials; in the background, fashion design students in action. 
Credit: Fabiana Frayssinet/IPS


A project carried out in the framework of the “pacification” of Rio de Janeiro’s favelas draws on the style of the suburbs and recycled materials to create sustainable fashion.

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