Ethical Fashion – Dominga, Ecuador

Imagine beautiful patterns and colors that turn into gorgeous handmade creations. This is what ethical fashion brand, Dominga from Ecuador is known for.

If you have been reading my blog, then you already know how much I loved visiting Ecuador. Starting with Quito, the capital which I think, is the most beautiful city in South America. Then Cuenca, another colonial beauty. Last but not least, the Galapagos Islands, a dream come true for Bertrand, and an amazing experience for me. You can find all the posts from the Galapagos Islands, here, here, and here.

Ethical fashion brand, Dominga from Ecuador.Ethical fashion brand, Dominga from Ecuador.

Ethical fashion

Ethical fashion, to put it very simply, helps people, communities, and the environment. 

“If you describe something as ethical, you mean that it is morally right or morally acceptable.”

Ethical fashion brand, Dominga from Ecuador.

Dominga

The brand creates blouses inspired by the traditional method of broidery. They are using a technique passed on from generation to generation, which was less and less used in favor of machines.

I met Gabriela, co-founder of Dominga in Quito, and she reinforced my belief that Ecuadorians and genuine, friendly, and humble people. She was a joy to speak to, and I loved hearing about how they started, their mission and what the future holds for the brand.

Ethical fashion brand, Dominga from Ecuador.

Ethical fashion brand, Dominga from Ecuador.

Ethical fashion brand, Dominga from Ecuador.

Isabel Island beach in the Galpagos Islands.

Galapagos Islands and Cuenca

After the meeting, I kept thinking about the best way to introduce the brand. Since I was traveling through South America at that time, I thought about showing you the wearability of the Dominga blouse. So here it is, in all its splendor, shot in the Galápagos Islands as well as in beautiful Cuenca.

Cuenca, one of the most beautiful colonial cities in South America.

Cuenca, one of the most beautiful colonial cities in South America.

Ethical fashion brand, Dominga from Ecuador.

Ethical fashion brand, Dominga from Ecuador.

Isabel Island beach in the Galpagos Islands.

Another great collaboration I had in Ecuador, was with the ethical brand, Andes Fashion

This post is in collaboration with Dominga.

Photography by Bertrand Delvaux.

9 Responses
  • kittylimon
    August 8, 2016

    not something I would personally wear but it’s a beautiful blouse, and the photographs were stunning :)

    • Hidden Gems
      August 21, 2016

      Thanks for your visit, Kitty.

  • Marie
    August 8, 2016

    Beautiful blouse! I love the colors!

    -Marie
    http://www.thatdarlinmarie.com

    • Hidden Gems
      August 21, 2016

      Thanks, Marie!

  • Maca
    August 8, 2016

    Absolutely stunning! Love local brands like this one :)
    xo,
    Maca

    http://www.heymaca.ca

    • Hidden Gems
      August 21, 2016

      Thanks for your visit, Maca :).

  • janella panchamsingh
    August 10, 2016

    beautiful fashion. I love seeing traditional clothing from different countries

    • Hidden Gems
      August 21, 2016

      Thanks, Janella :).

  • Meg
    September 5, 2016

    I love that you’re featuring ethical fashion and local brands. It’s not something that is discussed enough. Great pictures, beautiful blouse.

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