The Even Bigger Problem
Furthermore, the fashion industry, when producing bags and accessories, contributes to over 10% of the world’s carbon emissions, dries up water sources, and pollutes rivers and streams. We feel passionately about the environment and our activism work has taught us that everyone needs to be able to actively take part for there to be momentum to truly become a movement. Currently, sustainable fashion often excludes people from taking part in the movement with its luxury markups. We know that social causes are truly effective when more people are able to take part in them, and we strive to make it an accessible part of our daily lives.
PRISM was born at the height of our activism and embodies a resistance to compromise. The process of getting there may not be very glamorous, but we believe that you can look and feel good while breaking barriers and do some good for the planet.
As a small business that launched during the middle of a pandemic, we can confidently say that this year did not go the way that we planned. On a product-level, we recognized that not many fashion and accessories brands are adapting to us and our changing needs during this time. We are dedicated to helping women be empowered in their day-to-day, no matter what their new normal looks like. We launched our 3-in-1 Emblem Mini bag, a smaller, hands-free version of our work bag that helps women with their essential items that are relevant today, such as hand sanitizer, masks, or keys. Regardless of the circumstances, our brand, at its core, stands for empowerment. More so than ever, we are committed to adapting to our users by creating contemporary, ethical, and functional products that fit their lifestyles.
Here’s to all the social distancers, entrepreneurs, small business owners, students, WFH-ers, and change-makers who continue to persist through challenges. As small business owners ourselves, it’s been a trying (yet rewarding) time, filled with many setbacks, pivots, and adjustments. Wherever you are, we see you, we hear you, we feel you.