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Argande: A fashion line empowering and boosting economic prospects for women

According to the UNDP article, A Fashionable Development in Turkey,  “Female entrepreneurs in Turkey, with the help of the country’s fashion industry, the United Nations Development Programme and the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), have created an innovative new apparel line—one that also boosts the economic prospects for women in Turkey’s South East Anatolia region. The line of clothes and accessories, the Argande Collection, debuted on the runway in February during Istanbul Fashion Week. The collection is also available in 17 stores in seven provinces in Turkey…145 women in Turkey’s South East Anatonlia region developed the fashion line…[and] drew inspiration for their deisgns from traditional Anatolian motifs.”

For more information: Website, UNDP Article, Facebook, @ARGANDE, Fashion Show (Video), “How Argande was born” (Video).


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