Tribe Alive empowers women around the world to find financial freedom through safe and meaningful employment at living wages. As a company, we measure success by impact, not profits. Our model is moving the fashion industry toward a more humane approach, where the Earth and the maker are valued equally to the customer.
Built By Women
Our future is female. We are proud to support women artisans in five countries — Guatemala, Honduras, Haiti, India and the United States.
Today, 85 percent of the world’s garment workers are women. Yet they are drastically underpaid, overworked and trapped in a cycle of poverty.
Tribe Alive offers a hopeful alternative, employing and empowering women around the world. This is why we exist, and it drives everything we do. And while we genuinely love to support other women, we also know from research and experience that women are the key to eradicating global poverty.
Women comprise more than three-quarters of our workforce, and the effect is exponential. When women are empowered to earn an income, they reinvest 90 percent of that income back into health, education, food, children and their communities, compared to 30 percent for their male counterparts.
Safe & Meaningful Work Environments
No one should fear going to work.
Tribe Alive believes artisans should have access to safe, healthy working environments. We partner with groups that are committed to providing inspiring and well-lit studios where our artisans can create their beautiful work.
Much of the fashion industry employs grueling 15- to 16-hour workdays. At Tribe Alive, our artisans work 6 to 8 hours a day, with many who live in remote, rural areas working from home.
Every year, we spend time on the ground in each studio and country where our products are made to ensure the highest standards of safety and fair, empowering treatment for all makers are being upheld.
We invest in the people behind our products. Our artisans are paid living wages, we pay our artisans on time, and understand that families depend on this income in order to meet basic needs.
In countries where we operate, a living wage is 2 to 3 times more than the minimum wage. A living wage means our employees can pay for housing and food, childcare and health care. It means our artisans can support themselves and their families. A living wage means dignity and opportunity.