Dona Kolors is an ethical brand of handmade and unique fashion and home accessories made in Barcelona by women living in social exclusion.
We offer the women a one-year sewing course, alongside other reinforcing courses tailored to their needs, such as Spanish classes and orientation to the local labour market. The objective is to improve their lives by opening doors to the labour market.
The main route of insertion of these women is in Dona Kolors´ own workshop of ethical production, where all the accessories of the brand are produced.
The products are elegant and stylish, always with a touch of colour to brighten up the life of their owner. The women sew with the greatest attention to detail, so all the complements are finished with the best quality. All the fabrics that are used in our products are high quality, from beautiful cotton prints to organic cotton canvas and stock leftovers of mixed wool.
In addition, the Dona Kolors workshop sews for other brands that care about ethical production and not only believe that everybody deserves a second chance, but also want to contribute to actually offering that second chance.
This innovative social project has been recognized and awarded several times, but today Dona Kolors´ challenge is to become a reference accessories brand. This would allow us to employ more women, thereby empowering them to take control over their own lives and become an inspiration to other women in a similar situation.
Dona Kolors was created within El Lloc de la Dona of the Oblate Sisters (www.llocdeladona.org), a social care centre for women involved in prostitution or living in social exclusion. Dona Kolors is a non-profit project; all the benefits are reinvested in training and employment of the women.
Dona Kolors was on the TV3 and TVE new, as well as in an article in El Periódico. This newspaper awarded us as "Best Charitable Initiative of 2013". (All articles and videos are in Catalan or Spanish)
Dona Kolors was selected by "La Obra Social La Caixa" chosen from 300 social projects in the third edition of Social Entrepreneurship Program.