Founded in 2009 in Finland, Project Papillon produces a range of clothing basics, and accessories inspired and produced by inmates…
CARCEL is a Copenhagen-based fashion brand manufactured by women in prison. Working with some of the highest quality and most sustainable materials in the world, the brand transforms the inmates lost time into fair wages, skills and hopes of a better future. Designs take their starting point in the Scandinavian design tradition, with simple silhouettes and premium quality materials. The brand has a mission to create quality clothing, with attention to detail, while solving a social problem instead of creating one.
Each design is handmade with 100% natural materials. CARCEL invests in good wages and sells exclusively online. The first collection was made from 100% Baby Alpaca and produced in a Peruvian women’s prison, and the second collection will be made from 100% organic silk, and manufactured in Indian prisons. CEO and Founder Veronica D’Souza is a strong believer in improving the world through designing business solutions that are attractive and aspirational. She is a social entrepreneur and prior to CARCEL, she co-founded the award-winning social business Ruby Cup.