Hey guys Liz here!
A few things I love...
Going new places,
Creating (mostly anything food, music, the occasional sand castle) and making a really big mess in the process,
Listening to someone's story for hours and
The way laughter has a way of fixing most things
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 - comfortable, but they 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...it was either too bland and flowy or too bright and stiff. I also knew from my experiences working with small workshops in India, Kenya and Honduras how clothing production could be a tool to empower women. So an experimental Liz Alig was born. Over the past 10+ years I have learned a lot and we have produced thousands of garments. I have met incredible people and am grateful to know the people who make these clothes personally, to watch their kids grow up and add on to their homes is such a pleasure!
"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, good photography, and a compassionate ear - her life is fueled by a deep integrity, compassion, and desire to stick up for those without a voice." - Liz's sister Ruth Ann