Hand-weaving tartan fabric in Burkina Faso © Anne Mimault & ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative


Stella Jean is an Italian-Haitian fashion designer known for her métissage concept, where she blends cultures and unites opposites. Stella Jean designs stage unexpected cultural encounters, challenging traditional imaginaries and stereotypes.

Stella Jean began her partnership with the Ethical Fashion Initiative in 2013, using hand-woven cotton textiles made in Burkina Faso in her collections. Since 2014 Stella Jean expanded her work with the Ethical Fashion Initiative to include bespoke bogolan from Mali and jewellery from Haiti.