The Canvas for
Goals House: Davos

A Special Curation Addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 1: No Poverty

from Elmina, Ghana

Mission: AKETEKETE designs and creates high-quality jewelry and woven baskets with age-old techniques by supporting artisan communities to make them. They connect with creatives to produce modern pieces using traditional techniques while maintaining ethical and fair processes. By promoting a transparent process, they ensure the artisan is always the main focus of their work.

Goal 2: Zero Hunger

Brand: Looms of Ladakh from Ladakh, Kashmir

Mission: Looms of Ladakh is the result of a skill development initiative, Project Laksal, which aims to bring together unemployed women artisans from remote villages of Ladakh. The women are trained by designers to produce trend setting knitted and woven products. The best raw materials are sourced locally from nomads and frontier livestock rearing communities of Ladakh who are the exclusive source of the world famous Changthangi Pashmina, Bactrian Camel wool, Yak wool and Sheep wool. This association encourages women empowerment by allowing unemployed women from remote villages to develop their skills in making organic and designer products to sustain themselves financially in the near future.

Goal 3: Good Health and Wellbeing

Brand: Bravanariz
from Spain

Mission: BRAVANARIZ speaks for the places and the plants. Scents are the language of plants. The forests are full of olfactory voices that affect and transform us. Their drive is to capture those aromas and put them in a bottle. Not to study them, but to be able to speak the language of plants.

Goal 4: Quality Education

Brand: Zeki Learning
from Palestine

Mission: Zeki Learning is a non-profit, educational toy brand that produces ethically-made learning resources. The toys are created with Montessori principles that encourage fine motor skills, sensory skills, language learning, and emotional intelligence.

Goal 5: Gender Equality

Brand: Bella Mews
from New York City

Mission: Bella Mews is a fashion-conscious brand, offering one-of-a-kind handbags and accessories crafted from preloved fabrics. They design and create pieces that evoke a sense of joy through color and prints and do so with integrity. The accessories demonstrate the beauty of upcycling through slow fashion and small batch local production. 

Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

Brand: Tove Wear
from Burlington, Vermont

Mission: Tove Ohlander designed the Original Maker Skirt in 2017. Beyond the aesthetic and functionality of the design, there lies a certain sense of inspiration to create and give back. Tove Wear stands for empowering young women, raising money for teens in need, highlighting other designers and makers, promoting local businesses, and acting for earth stewardship in general. 

Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

Brand: Cloud Cloth
from the United Kingdom

Mission: CloudCloth firmly believes that words shape the way we live. They believe in their power to ignite thoughts and ideas, to engage creativity, to build connection and encourage exploration. The following words underpin their philosophy and are found on every postcard that accompanies a purchase: Idea. Contradiction. Human. Happenstance. Curious. Eclectic. Start. They want to encourage customers to experience CloudCloth in the same way that they did in developing them. 

Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

Brand: Swiatlo
from India

Mission: Swiatlo is passionate about traditional craft textile techniques in India and the intrinsic sustainability seen in their making. They work with artisan partners around west India who make block prints, batiks and bandhani tie-dye with natural dyes and a tailoring unit in Jaipur, Rajasthan whose sole function is to repurpose discarded textiles.

Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure 

Brand: Clandestina
from Havana, Cuba

Mission: Clandestina is Cuba’s first independent sustainable fashion brand, built by a collective of designers and artists who create urban products inspired by the Cuban “resolver“ way of life. 

Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities

Brand: Reuben Oliver
from Peru

Mission: Reuben Oliver is a contemporary ethical knitwear brand. Designed in NYC and manufactured in Lima, they focus on innovative designs while staying true to historical knitting practices.

Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Brand: Good Tidings
from New Mexico, USA

Mission: Good Tidings Style offers a curated vintage collection of Turquoise Jewelry, Squash Blossom necklaces made by Native Americans in New Mexico and a unique collection of handwoven earrings made by a Women’s Collective in San Miguel De Allende, Mexico. The mission of Good Tidings Style is to bring awareness of Native American culture to the world.

Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

Brand: Lentsius
from Tartu, Estonia

Mission: Lentsius brand wishes to offer the client a more environmentally friendly alternative to everyday jewelry and clothing. They take several daily actions and design decisions to move towards a greener future – to create new products they upcycle the metal and wood industry's waste to create minimalist products. Timeless and seasonless designs are the core of their aesthetics and almost all the jewelry pieces are made from only one material to create less waste and reduce processing steps.

Goal 13: Climate Action

Brand: 3 Quarters
from Athens, Greece

Mission: 3QUARTERS is one of the first sustainable fashion brands in Greece, founded in 2015 in Athens by siblings Garyfalia & John Pitsakis. They re-purpose locally sourced leftover balcony awnings into beautiful, functional bags and accessories. All of the upcycled products are individually cut and sewn by hand, and each one is unique.

Goal 14: Life Below Water

Brand: GOT BAG
from Mainz, Germany

Mission: GOT BAG is a German-based Start-up who crafted and launched the world’s first backpack made of Ocean Plastic. They're dedicated to raisning awareness and actively combating the plastic pollution of our oceans for a positive change. With their network of fishermen, textile workers, designers, technicians, and partners, they believe that changing the world for the better is possible.

Goal 15: Life on Land

Brand: Annamariaangelika
from Berlin, Germany

Mission: ANNAMRIAANGELIKA's premium knitwear is characterized by the confluence of sustainability, lifestyle and design, while playfully creating a unique link between tradition and modernity. The brand is passionately dedicated to the slow fashion philosophy, by focusing on quality, longevity and attention to detail. They select the finest materials so you can enjoy them for years to come, and they grant their skilled knitters in Peru good working conditions and the necessary time to produce fashion of exceptional quality. No rush, and no chasing of short-lived trends. They love what they do and celebrate it all: the people, the places and the many inspiring moments that bring our colourful designs to life.

Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Brand: Doussou Traore
from Rome, Italy

Mission: Doussou Traoré is a novel fashion design partnership that bridges world-class art, textiles and tailoring. Malian craftsmanship is at the heart: in the midst of the arid terrains of the Sahel, textile makers practice ancient weaving and dyeing techniques. The selected fabrics are craft pieces thanks to the artisanal know-how that is cultivated with tenacity over time. Dyes are extracted from natural sources such as mineral mud, indigo, and other color bearing plant leaves and bark. These sources are amongst the least environmentally impactful, while at the same time producing high quality results.

Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals

Brand: HOME’Edged NYC

Mission: HOME'edged NYC was founded to help people elevate their space and ultimately their minds. They help people pay "homage" to themselves by offering exquisite scent experiences through luxury home and body fragrances. We believe that when you smell good, you feel good and you do good. beyond helping customers in their mission to focus on self-care, they also donate a portion of our proceeds to a women-led initiative, Litter Legion NYC, which helps clean up the streets of NYC one piece of litter at a time.