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- Images via Della x Vans
- Tina Tangalakis with seamstresses in Ghana. You have extensive experience in humanitarian work in Africa. Did you ever have a particular moment that inspired you to create Della? "Yes, I absolutely had an 'ah-ha' moment. Ear
- What did you love most about working with Vans? "Vans is such an iconic brand, and being from Southern California, it symbolizes more than just fashion, it's a way of life. Ultimately, we also want the Della brand to be seen as a way of life:
- What's your favorite piece from the collection? "Honestly, I love them all! They're all so different and versatile. However, the shoes I wear the most are the green camouflage
- What are your favorite places to shop socially-conscious clothing in LA? "I love Reformation. It's an eco-conscious fashion line that has their flagship store on Melrose. Their designs are very edgy, yet feminine. I love the silhouettes and t
Surf and skate lifestyle brand Vans loves a good fashion collab. This time, they've joined forces with LA-based, globally-conscious brand Della in rolling out colorful batik versions of their bestselling kicks and more, available as of right this minute.
Featuring one-of-a-kind designs created by talented textile artisans in Ghana, the eco-friendly range includes the sneaker brand's classic slip-ons and low-tops ($60), hi-tops ($70), clutches and bags ($29.50 and $48). We sat down with Della founder Tina Tangalakis to chat about what inspired her to start the line, where she stocks up on stylish, sustainable clothing and more. Check out a few pieces from the line and read on after the jump.