Raven + Lily is a socially responsible brand dedicated to empowering women through design partnerships and sustainable economic opportunities. The company was founded by two dear friends Sophia Lin and Kirsten Dickinson who share a passion for fashion and ethical design. Raven + Lily was created as a platform to utilize those passions to alleviate poverty among women.
In addition to creating sustainable economic opportunities for marginalized women, Raven + Lily is dedicated to returning proceeds to their partner communities to fund education, healthcare, and micro-loans. By purchasing Raven + Lily products, consumers are part of breaking the cycle of poverty and transforming the lives of women and families.
"When we get the yearly impact report from our partnerships, it brings great satisfaction to know that our hard work is truly making a difference in the lives of hundreds of women and children around the world."
As founder/CEO of the company, Kirsten Explains: “I love the role of sharing the story of the Raven + Lily artisans, and I love seeing all our efforts come to fruition with each season’s collection and each year’s impact report on the women. The collections are so beautiful and reflect the beauty and culture of the women who made them. It is an honour to share these collections with the world. When we get the yearly impact report from our partnerships, it brings great satisfaction to know that our hard work is truly making a difference in the lives of hundreds of women and children around the world. I also travel twice a year to visit our partnerships in person and lead 'Ambassador Trips' so others can see our work first hand. This is by far the best part of my job. I absolutely am so inspired and blessed to spend time with the artisans and introduce others to them as well.”