"There is no beauty in the finest cloth if it makes hunger and unhappiness" ~Mahatma Gandhi
Ramonalisa delivers style without compromising sustainability. Made entirely in Montréal, Canada since launching in 2008, Ramonalisa clothing has never seen the shadow of a sweatshop. We believe strongly in ethical labour practices, which for us also extends to the choice of sustainable fabrics. This is because what is harmful to the environment also exposes the people who work and live there to great risk. What is best for the planet is also what is best for the people, period.
At Ramonalisa, we value quality over quantity and focus on the small-scale production of garments that endure through seasons and transcend trends. In this we are in polar opposition to the fast-fashion industry, whose transgressions against humanity and the global environment are laid bare in the documentary The True Cost. While it may seem futile to go up against such a huge industry, our choices as conscious consumers really do make a difference. Each time we opt for an item of clothing that is organic/sustainable and made locally or fairly traded, we are supporting people over profits and choosing solutions over problems. Fast-fashion needs to have pressure put on it to clean up it's act, and this is something we can do every time we shop.
There is a Fashion Revolution underway, and you're invited!