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Giveaway: $100 Abrazo Style Gift Card

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As I mentioned in yesterday's review, Abrazo Style makes ethical, handmade pieces inspired and created by Mexican artisans. The Lilia Dress I own shows care and craftsmanship, from its subtle, asymmetrical hemline to the way it skims over my hips. And the embroidery, of course, is really well done.

In light of the fact that this style of garment is increasingly popular, it's especially important to know that the artisans received a living wage and work in an environment where they receive respect. You may be able to find similar pieces in markets throughout the southern United States and in Mexico, but there's a high likelihood that the people who made them were not compensated fairly. Abrazo Style ensures this, and their custom designs intended to flatter and fit makes them stand out.

I'm excited to announce that Abrazo Style is giving away a $100 Gift Card to one StyleWise Reader. The giveaway will run through Wednesday, June 22 at midnight.

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The Moral Wardrobe: Summer Dressing with Abrazo Style

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Traditional textile and embroidery work is oft copied in fast fashion, and I'm sure at least some of the work is done by artisans rather than trained factory workers, albeit at a low wage that doesn't do justice to the detail or skill of the work.

Abrazo Style, however, is the real deal. They work with the Indigenous artisan communities of Oaxaca and Chiapas to create a beautiful range of hand embroidered dresses, blouses, and swim cover-ups, paying a fair wage and making sure that the artisans themselves have a big say in the design process.

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Efrain, Abrazo Style's Mexico manager, and Rebeca, master embroiderer, collaborate closely to bring the hand embroidered, fairly traded products to our customers.*

I love that I had the chance to review this chambray Lilia Dress right after Victoria Road's Medallion Tunic, because it's given me a great sense of the way that textile craft traditions vary by region and culture, while reinforcing the fact that this type of art is fundamentally a part of who we are as humans. You can find ornate, beautiful needlework all over the world and I'm glad that fair trade companies are making it possible for consumers to see, touch, and wear garments with such rich history and tradition.

The Lilia Dress is magical. I say that because although it looks like a sack dress on the hanger, it drapes so nicely on my frame, subtly defining my waist as it falls. The asymmetrical hem adds a sort of sporty touch and the length is versatile. You may not be able to tell in the photos (it's easier to see in the last photo in this post), but the white embroidery is actually 3-dimensional, and I like that the floral and leaf pattern is quite big for this type of design.

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Ethical Details: Lilia Dress - c/o Abrazo Style; Shoes - made in Italy; Hat - old

I paired the dress with a pair of cork heels I found locally and an old hat I always bring back out in the summertime.

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The Lilia Dress is $86.00 and comes in 4 colors.

I'm hosting a giveaway with Abrazo Style on the blog tomorrow! Make sure to come back for a chance to win a $100 Gift Card!

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