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Fashion Week 2019 in Berlin : fashion with a Mission

learn Who know Domitila Barros, the one immediately – your energy and enjoyment of life. Somehow, she always seems to be in motion. She always speaks quickly, b

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Fashion Week 2019 in Berlin : fashion with a Mission

learn Who know Domitila Barros, the one immediately – your energy and enjoyment of life. Somehow, she always seems to be in motion. She always speaks quickly, be it in English or Portuguese, probably because they always tell much to see and do. Strikingly, her hearty Laugh: this Shine in her freckled face with the curly, wild mane.

In Germany, noticed the native Brazilian with this trademark fast – and it has taken as a Model and actress in fast foot in the advertising world. This dream tells the today 34-Year-old at a size of "only" 1.68 m with many other young Brazilians who want nothing more to follow in the footsteps of well-known Models like Gisele Bündchen or Adriana Lima. For most it remains a dream. And also in Barros, it seemed that would pave the reality of their lives a different way.

Barros grew up in a Favela in Brazil

Domitila Barros grew up in the outskirts of Recife, one of those Favelas on the outskirts of the large cities in Brazil, where the majority of the population has no land and where unemployment is high. Their parents have established in 1983, the non-governmental organization CAMM for street children.

"When I was born, were 39 children in our home. This is my reality.“ It threatened to be just comforted her mother with the words: "It is enough, then we make just a little bit more water to the beans." With seven years, Barros has started to take in the case of CAMM drama teaching: a Workshop, the NGO offered at this time. "It was great because I was able to escape the actors of the harsh reality – I was playing to be a Model, Princess or a scientist," says Barros.

The Modeling bring the same feel with a certain ease. "Where I come from, life is not always easy, which is why I have longed for this ease." Since childhood days, has engaged Barros social. In her community, she has supported young people to learn to read and Write, and offered Theater and dance workshops. So, she moved at the age of 15 years, the attention of Unesco, who was awarded the Millennium Dreamer's Award and was able to hold lectures in several countries.

The social and financial Integration of the women is in focus

the origin and early social Engagement led Barros to study in Brazil, social work. However, the desire to "do more", remained.

After your Bachelor's degree, Barros led the way from Recife to Berlin, where she completed her Master's degree in political and social Sciences at the Free University. It was the German capital, the place where the artist was discovered. After smaller roles, such as for the Daily Soap "Good times, bad times" advertising followed orders as a Model. However, the close ties to their community and the desire to get something in return, led Barros finally, in the social entrepreneurship. In the summer of 2017, the Model founded the swimwear and organic jewelry brand "sheisfromthejungle".

"I have created the brand, the Bikini Designs designed and to women from the community in which I grew up, the Bikinis," she says. Some of the workers are single mothers who have lost their husbands through violence and crime. The hand-crafted swimwear and organic jewelry from "sheisfromthejungle" offer you the opportunity to work independently from home and to earn their own income. It is precisely this social and financial inclusion of women in the work of Barros in the centre and the main motivation of the founding of its fair-fashion-line.

Barros is "ARTivistin"

"We have started with ten Bikinis: We just wanted to get started and not only on the capital to wait. I have created with the Motivation and Inspiration of the women of a great Team.“ But Barros does not want to strengthen with your company, not only the women in their community, but also the children. So ten percent of the profits from the revenue of your jewelry and swimwear line, go to the street children project CAMM in which you grew up.

you Ask Domitila Barros, either a Model or a businesswoman, she replies promptly, "ARTivistin", which is a play on words from the English word for art, and "activist". In addition to regionality and fair trade conditions, and the Brazilian puts their brand on sustainability, diversity, and social ideology. In addition to the Bikinis are hand-produced, your brand is also environmentally-crafted jewelry made from Capim Dourado. The gold grass is a Plant that grows in the nature reserve, Tocantins, has a Golden color and only a month of the year in Brazil can be harvested. "To produce a wedding ring made of Gold, is very much toxic waste in the air and the sea poured: gold grass is the most sustainable Alternative," says Barros.

The everyday woman as Inspiration

her Bikini Designs are inspired by the everyday woman and to help women to gain self-esteem, your body to accept the way they are. So sheisfromthejungle "" on the "Fashion4CharityPetit" with more than 15 different Designs in every size and for every woman. "All of the Models are Friends of mine, have a different shaped body, and nationalities, they walk barefoot and on a voluntary basis." Something that is not commonplace in the world of fashion. However, Barros' fashion, as she describes it, "comes from the heart with a lot of vitality, a love of Nature, and a social-ecological claim".

On the Fashion Week is Barros at the presentation of her collection on Friday, of course, as an entrepreneur, and they presented their fashion with more value as a catwalk model.

Our author: Model and self-involved

The author, the protagonist knows well – and supports you in the "Fashion4CharityPetit". The women are of the same age, have political science , as the Model worked, and the international social projects involved with young people. Antje Waldschmidt likes to run in the Charity Show: While you got to know the model of business in its twelve years of activity increasingly superficial, because Models often need to be plugged in as the product behind products, Barros also to the women "in" and "behind" of fashion. Not a classic model, but women as individuals with their own forms . Also, the fact that the Show supports those women who are involved in the manufacture of clothing, is rare in an industry in which the globalization is that dress producers often have no voice.

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