Eco-Fashion Supports Peruvian Handcrafts Made by Women of Domestic Violence (Photos)

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Traditional Peruvian fashion is inspiration for Annie O.'s line. Image courtesy of Annie O. Boutique.

Inspired by vibrant Peruvian textiles and a desire to bring work to female artisan cooperatives in South America, Annie O. Waterman founded an accessory collection, called "Annie O," comprised of hand-embroidered handbags, belts, scarves, and more. Based in Boulder, Colorado, the boutique works with 80 women who are victims of domestic violence and/or living in impoverishment, helping them to attain financial independence. Their skills in handcrafts, merged with modern design, results in timeless and appealing fair trade fashion. Click through for photos.

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Horn cuffs made from recycled horn material by a family business located in the slums of Lima.
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All images courtesy of Annie O. Boutique.

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