Tribe Alive began as one woman’s way of doing her part to end family separation due to the economic insecurity facing women all across the world. Founder, Carly Burson, put her years of fashion-industry experience to work, designing goods that would help makers in artisan communities access the global marketplace and create sustainability where there had been vulnerability and insecurity. What began as a group of eight women in 2014 has grown to a worldwide community of over 280 artisans. Though Tribe Alive has grown, they have always prioritized the quality, health & sustainability of their partnerships over the quantity of them. Carly’s vision for minimalist designs in high quality, eco-friendly materials that can be worn for years has remained central to Tribe Alive’s design philosophy from the beginning. Each year, new efforts in environmental consciousness and new strides in holistic employment of women across the world brings the brand closer toward their vision of honoring the earth & maker equally to the consumer. Tribe Alive is proud to support women artisans in five countries — Guatemala, Honduras, Haiti, India, and Peru. Their artisans are paid fair-trade wages, which Tribe Alive always pays on time, knowing that families depend on this income in order to meet basic needs. In countries where they operate, a fair-trade wage is 2 to 3 times more than the minimum wage.