Hey, Liz here, you can usually find me exploring new places. I can listen to someone's story for hours and think laughter has a way of fixing most things. I feel most alive when creating...really anything.
I also really love clothes.
I started making my own clothes when I had a picture in my mind of what I wanted, but couldn’t find it anywhere. I think the perfect dress or sweater has a transformative power—clothes that aren't fussy - they are comfortable, but make you feel like the best version of yourself.
Liz Alig began more than 10 years ago when I was shopping for fair trade clothing but couldn't find many pieces that I actually liked and wanted to wear...ethical clothing was either too bland and flowy or too bright and stiff.
From my experience working with small workshops in countries like Kenya and Honduras, I knew that clothing production could be a tool to empower those who make it - and a way to empower the women who wear it with comfortable and cute pieces. So, an experimental Liz Alig was born, more than ten years later we are still doing the same. I could not have done it without my incredible team and your support, so thank you!
"Liz is the perfect combination of creative adventurer and tenacious, compassionate pioneer. She makes amazing food while never following a recipe but almost always burns the chocolate chip cookies. She’s never met an adventure she did not embrace giving her a record for visiting over 40 countries by the time she was 30. She does her weekly grocery shopping at the international mart, her Black Friday shopping at Goodwill, and claims that visiting the hardware store is more daunting than an African market. She is the woman I go to for fashion advice and a compassionate ear - her life is fueled by a deep integrity, compassion, and desire to fight for justice." - Liz's sister Ruth Ann