ACTIVATING A MIGRANT-LED STREETWEAR MOVEMENT FOR OPPORTUNITY AND SOLIDARITY
Organization: Top Manta
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Project Duration: 24 months
Funding: $ 206,000
Overview: Launched by Senegalese ‘manteros’ (street vendors) in Spain, the Popular Labor Union of Street Vendors of Barcelona improves the lives of migrants by expanding their possibilities for self-employment and solidarity. The BridgeBuilder Top Idea, Top Manta, is an ethical streetwear brand that will activate a social fashion movement—shining a light on the capabilities and imagination of migrants eager to contribute to the local and global economy through legal work.