Passion Lilie is a fair trade & eco-friendly apparel brand with a mission to empower artisans across the world by creating dignified employment opportunities. We believe that these positive job opportunities lead to sustainable societies and a better world.
Fair trade is not charity. It is a trade-based movement that focuses on creating long-term relationships based on transparency, trust and respect. We are committed to providing fair wages and working with organizations that provide safe and healthy working conditions, low cost or free on the job training, time off for education, loans and financial advising, opportunities for health care and most importantly a positive and uplifting working environment.
We are dedicated to preserving the environment through the use of natural (plant or vegetable based) dyes and energy, waste and water reduction in the production process. Fabrics are washed by hand in the local waterways and dried in the sun and leftover scraps are used for accessories and handicrafts.
From the magical city of the South commonly known as New Orleans, in a traditional 100+ year old home, balcony and all, sits our studio where designer and founder Katie Schmidt puts her heart and soul into every design. Katie creates all the patterns, samples and technical drawings by hand. Every design is 100% original.
Thanks to our dedicated team in India we have been able to keep alive their ancient artisanal dyeing and weaving traditions. They keep a balance of the old and the new by staying up to date with the best apparel and fabric manufacturing techniques to bring you the highest quality of products.
By purchasing fair trade garments, you are helping to reverse the cycle of poverty and to improve the world you live in. And the best part is that neither Passion Lilie nor our artisans are asking for a penny of your charity. We just want you to make a conscious purchase when you go to buy your next outfit.