They're a team of friends in New York City giving time and talent to help restore women who have been rescued from sex trafficking. In providing sewing work, they give a positive source of income that reinforces independence, a healthy self-image, and confidence. Elegantees aims to go beyond creating just your ordinary tee; they strive to create masterfully crafted fashion pieces that embody comfort, class, and modesty. 

CATEGORY: Fashion, Women's Apparel

  • Featuring: Casual-to-dressy shirts... and now skirts and dresses!
  • Pricepoint: $20-52, but hit their sale section right and you'll score some steals.
  • The Good Factor: Each tee/skirt/dress is made by women who have rescued from sex trafficking in Nepal. They provide a safe housing option and employment opportunity to survivors. Their goal is to open a retail store in NYC to provide further employment and training for survivors. They also run a fun, unique Ambassador Program that encourages women in the U.S. to promote their work and mission by hosting trunk shows and participating in events on behalf of Elegantees. 

I love the affordability and approachability of these chill tees. The colors really pop, and the offbeat-yet-modest cuts are just so fun to style. Sizing tends to run big, so don’t be afraid to go a size smaller. The fabrics aren’t as thin as the standard fare at department stores these days, but in some cases you may still want to layer.
— Julie