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Turning Fashion Upside Down

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Written by Andrea Stokes, Founder of Swahlee

A Reflection on the Redemption of an Industry

Thirteen years ago I never would have imagined that one day I would start an apparel company in India. Halfway through my junior year of college, I had just begun a semester abroad in Uganda. I thought I was there to “help” people, volunteer with orphans, explore a beautiful country, and take some courses.

I quickly learned that to really help people in a lasting way is hard and complex, and even more so when crossing cultures. I was humbled to realize that I did not have a lot to offer, but that I had a lot to learn…

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Turning Fashion Upside Down

hirteen years ago I never would have imagined that one day I would start an apparel company in India. Halfway through my junior year of college, I had just begun a semester abroad in Uganda. I thought I was there to “help” people, volunteer with...

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