Reflect is transforming fashion into a driver of creativity and social impact for vulnerable communities, including children and youth.
Fashion and activism can go together, assert Ece Altunmaral and Edipcan Yildiz, the founders of Reflect – a fashion label that provides a voice for social issues as well as enables disadvantaged youth to follow their creative dreams. From refugee rights to feminism and environmental awareness, all kinds of social messages feature in the brand’s designs. Some of these designs come from the artworks of refugee children who participate in the monthly art therapy workshops organized by Reflect. The venture uses 10 percent of its revenue to help underprivileged youth follow a career in creative industries. The design team also works with women-owned textile ateliers and uses organic, recycled or upcycled material for its products.