We believe in the power of community.
Growing up in a small town and closely seeing inequality, poverty and a lack of resources for the most needed fuels me to create change. Our womenswear luxury sustainable brand was created with the purpose of empowering women, BIPOC, LGBQT+, and immigrants like myself. All year long we give back to communities who need it the most. We are committed to equality and human rights and we have teamed up with non-profit organizations that are aligned with our vision. We believe everyone deserves an opportunity and accept the responsibility of championing for a more equitable world. Here are the organizations that we have supported:
Glasswing is a non-profit organization that empowers youth and communities to address the root causes of poverty, violence, and migration through education, health, and community resilience programs. Many of these children, lacking a sense of safety and stability, flee their homes or face other life-threatening situations. Glasswing is making a difference by providing them with opportunities to thrive.
NOV 2022: Donated 10% of our sales for a special pop up for Art Basel Miami
OCT 2021: Donated $20 for every garment purchased for our S/S 21 collection
JUSTICE FOR MIGRANT WOMEN
Justice for Migrant Women protects and advances migrant women’s rights through education, public awareness and advocacy. They ensure that migrant women are guaranteed human and civil rights, including the freedom of mobility, the ability to live and work with dignity, and the right to be free of threats of violence against them and their families, whether they are migrating across borders, around regions or within states.
SEP 2022: Donated 5% of total sales from the We All Grow Latina Summit
OCT 2021: Donated 5% of total sales for the month
AVON FOUNDATION FOR WOMEN
The Avon Foundation for Women works to promote equity and female empowerment, contribute to eliminating violence against women and raise awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer.
Cindy Castro was invited to participate in the opening of the biggest Latin American fashion show, ColombiaModa 2021, a special edition runway focusing on social responsibility and women empowerment. The brand was chosen because of the strong support in women’s rights and communities which went hand in hand with the Avon Foundation.
A Cindy Castro New York dress was auctioned off along with other designers; Diego Guarnizo, Silvia Tcherassi, Johanna Ortiz, Anais Yucra and Beatriz Camacho.
JULY 2021: The funds of Cindy Castro’s auction went to an organization in her native country, Ecuador.
Vital Voices partners up with women leaders and supports them in times of prosperity and in crisis. From investing in them when they’re starting out, to honing their skills while on their way, to amplifying them when they’re running successful enterprises. They’re working to close leadership gaps by providing women leaders with the training, skills and recognition they need to accelerate change in their communities and beyond through signature programs, grants, network expansion and tailored support.
MAY 2022: Donated 10% of all sales in the month of May. Activist and musician Milck proudly wore one of our garments at the inauguration of their Headquarters in Washington D.C.
Our Journey: A Shared Experience
As part of supporting new talent, we host presentations for students who are interested in pursuing a career in fashion. We share the different stages of our journey from development to production, the challenges of starting a business along with the creative process and the importance of sustainability and community. For inquiries, please contact us.
MAR 2023: FIT students from NYC
FEB 2023: Random Experience | Fashion Academy presentation
SEP 2022: Guest speaker at FIT
SEP 2022: Random Experience | Fashion Academy presentation
SEP 2022: Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara presentation