The Simple White Tee
The simple white t-shirt has been a closet staple for generations. Founder and Creative Director, Katia, like many young women, was told that her voice, likes, wants, experiences, and truths had contingencies and should be expected to bear judgment by others. Feel familiar? It isn’t uncommon for women today to feel like a secondary character in their own lives. It takes energy, consistency, self-challenge, and, at most times, external validation to push through these boundaries for women to truly feel themselves. LEPIKI presents itself forward by strongly stating that any woman can and should express her voice and become who they want to be – through collaboration with peers, through supporting meaningful organizations, and by literally saying it on their chest loud and clear for the world to see.
Our Commitment to Quality
The impact the fashion industry has on the environment and the significant issues found in fair labor practices are important and non-negotiable to us. Our tees are sourced from businesses that only use organic cotton that is GMO free and grown without synthetic fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides. The fair-trade movement recognizes the power of the world marketplace to alleviate global poverty. We champion these values and only do business with other women-owned organizations. We are proud to have all LEPIKI shirts certified fair trade and made with 100% organic cotton.
Meaningful Change + LEPIKI
Every sale results in a 10% donation to charities chosen by you with the #LEPIKIDonates hashtag. LEPIKI also seeks out collaborations to support women's passions and women-owned businesses, which has led to the development of The Women of LEPIKI (WoL) program. The WoL program is designed to support and collaborate with small women led businesses to launch products or programs together, to spread awareness for the business, and to donate sales of a special edition t-shirt to help fund the small business in achieving their goals, which is our definition of meaningful change for this world. Lastly, LEPIKI works exclusively with women-owned businesses in its day-to-day business, and will feature collaborating business partners in WoL featurettes to highlight and promote our business partners.
Meet Our Founder
Founder and Creative Director, Katia, lives a life full of love, self-promise, passion, and expression. Her journey to get here influences the story behind LEPIKI and its promise – to uplift and empower women through expression, passion, and meaningful change. Katia is an advocate for amplifying the inner beauty in everyone and supporting women everywhere to find their voice. Her experiences as a mother, entrepreneur, and art-lover led her to realize this vision through direct outward expression in fashion and thus the creation of LEPIKI. LEPIKI was born as a determined ally for simple and timeless, yet strong, fashionable expression, sustainable and responsible purchasing, slow-fashion values, fair trade practices, and organic material sourcing all while uplifting other women through specific, meaningful impact.
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