North Texas Fashion Startups Make Big Impact With Style

From fashion crafted by female artisans around the world to the test launch of a new ZIP code-based shopping app, fashion enthusiasts in DFW are creating brands that make a difference and are changing the industry.


For some Dallas-Fort Worth brands, fashion is more than just a material world. It’s a way to make a difference. As fall fashion hits retail, we found five local startups with a fresh take and a mission of impact. Meet them in our roundup.

Tribe Alive Empowers Female Artisans With Fashion

Ethical fashion brand Tribe Alive aims to help women around the world raise themselves out of poverty. READ MORE

Founder Carly Burson and Katie Samson at a textile factory in Guatemala. [Photo courtesy of Tribe Alive]

Founder Carly Burson and Katie Samson at a textile factory in Guatemala. [Photo courtesy of Tribe Alive]

Rebel With Cause Makes Trendy-But-Tough Footwear With Community Purpose

The company’s boots and booties are made in Bulgaria by retired women in the shoe industry. It’s a kind of European handmade boot with a U.S. vision, says TCU grad Ivet Taneva. READ MORE

Photo courtesy of Rebel With Cause

Charlie & Grace Uplifts Rescue Animals With Style

“It’s amazing how other women in the community just jump behind you and really want your business to grow,” Founder Blaire Spriggs said. READ MORE

Signature Cuffs Crafts Faux-French Cuffs — and Gives Back

The production of the cuffs is giving adults with disabilities the chance to work. READ MORE

Zip Shop Giving a Boost to Brick and Mortar With Product Locator

Dallas was chosen as a test city because it’s the center of retail innovation in Texas, says Your Style Unzipped Founder Susan Bruch. READ MORE



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‘Rising Star’ Fashion Label Don Morphy Opens First Pop-Up Store

Symbology Clothing Plants DFW Roots

History of Innovation: The Fashion Industry

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