We have been exploring Black-owned brands and shops over the past weeks, emphasising the importance of supporting black and ethnic minorities through our purchases. We recently mentioned one of lovely stockists Sancho’s on Instagram as part of #melinatedmonday. Founded in 2014, Sancho’s is a sustainable and ethical fashion & lifestyle retailer based in Exeter.
Kalkidan and Vidmantas first met at university and decided to create Sancho’s after seeing the effects of the fast fashion industry when travelling in Ethiopia. We spoke to Kalkidan from the brand about the current situation, touching upon racism, the fashion industry and its problems, but also the future (after COVID). Here’s what she had to say: