Fall Chapter Three Is Here!

Our Mission

Dôen is a collective of creative Los Angeles-based women. We make elevated yet wearable pieces for the everyday. Our line is inspired by vintage designs and our nostalgia for the California of past decades. More than an online boutique shopping experience, we believe in presenting the Dôen lifestyle and products to our customers with compelling story-telling, idyllic imagery and content featuring the real women who wear our clothes. Available here at www.shopdoen.com, as well as at our first store at the Brentwood Country Mart, we offer flattering, easy silhouettes in luxe fabrics at approachable prices - avoiding intermediary mark-ups and ensuring our customers the best possible value.

Santa Barbara born and raised sisters Margaret and Katherine Kleveland founded Dôen in 2015. As veterans of the industry, we observed how atypical it is to see women at the helm of fashion brands—although women are largely the ones designing, purchasing, and wearing the clothing. Our collective aims to improve that model. We support women in the workforce in all aspects of our organization, supply chain, and community.

We use carefully selected domestic and overseas manufacturers for our intricate hand-woven, hand-embroidered, and knit pieces. Whether in the United States, India, Peru, Portugal, Brazil, Turkey (Istanbul) or Romania, our production partners share our commitment to support women in the workplace and are collaborators in our mission to eliminate the gender gap at every point in the supply chain. We are extremely intentional in selecting our manufacturers, partnering only with factories that share our values, and choosing to work with women owned, or co-owned, factories whenever possible. In 3rd party compliance audits completed on manufacturing partners, we evaluate gender and social equality indicators including percentage of women in management roles, if the factory is vertical and able to control all stages of production, if there is an internal work's union, and if the factory has established any foundations or organizations to directly benefit their employees or the surrounding community. 

From time to time, we love to share behind the scenes photo and video from our travels and factory visits via our newsletter and social media. Please subscribe to follow along.  

Thanks for shopping with us; we hope you love your pieces!

-The Dôen Collective

 

ABOUT OUR PARTNER: ROOM TO READ

 

To extend our commitment to closing the gender gap to the communities where we produce, we have partnered with Room to Read. Each season, we design a unique children’s style and donate 100% of those profits to benefit Room to Read’s mission to promote literacy and gender equality. Room to Read works with communities and local governments across Asia and Africa to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and supports girls to complete secondary school with the life skills they’ll need to succeed in school and beyond. We also welcome our customers to support literacy and gender equality by making a donation at checkout. As of September 2019, we have been able to donate $66,850.00 to Room to Read, supporting a total of 219 girls.

 

ABOUT OUR PARTNER: PLANNED PARENTHOOD

As a women owned and operated company, the issue of women’s reproductive rights has always been of particular importance to us. We partnered with Planned Parenthood when we first launched, and have continued to support their efforts towards providing safe and accessible reproductive care for all in the years since. Each holiday season, we gather our friends and family for a fundraiser and donate all proceeds to Planned Parenthood Los Angeles. We are proud to have raised a total of $28,562 for Planned Parenthood since launch, and are committed to continuing our relationship with this life changing organization!

 

Girls studying in India as part of Room to Read’s Girls Education Program

Margaret and Anne on a site visit to one of Room to Read's Girls Education Programs in India

Katherine's daughter, Prairie, in a sweater from our collection of kids styles benefiting Room to Read

Founders Margaret and Katherine at our annual Planned Parenthood fundraiser, and Margaret visiting Planned Parenthood LA

 


 

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