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We've and I think priests are very into fashion while we have one as not only -- the fashion he has his own clothing line and it's creating quite a stir.
Father Andrew O'Connor runs good four conscience.
Out of the Bronson in -- New York Bronx church and he's here with us now welcome father Andrew thank you very much obviously the first question is how did you get into fashion.
Oh -- came to me which is I started.
Making Al listening gunned down to Guatemala started company because I'm an artist and so.
Started to grow -- -- upper west side five years ago.
And we have a couple models with the -- someone with some some -- -- fashionable.
From the Bronx.
To -- -- you know France and so what what was your inspiration what is -- for you know just how did you come over these assignments.
On the designs are based on being.
A missionary -- being in this NC got to be both formal and informal.
The left is wearing a colored grown green.
Safari dress with the color grown green what does that mean colored room and means -- -- died it's not guided off.
And it grows that color in nature ruined yeah so it and that green.
Changes colors of bid out in the sunlight and gets five and when you did -- and who.
Water cold water and then and that's a lot of swearing in what got to spend -- vote -- those -- sure it's.
And -- -- -- jacket.
Not -- motto is look good feel good do good yes what party -- Phil is doing good.
Well we have three missions to do good -- his -- have something called mission Bronx.
And mission Bronx is based on the name of our fabric are trademarked name is social fabric so we have a special fabric that has certain properties to it.
You have a project in the Bronx where we help to.
Fund and help people in the -- we have -- Guatemala help with the infrastructure there would send -- down.
And thirdly we have a thing called -- green -- -- develop.
And teach sustainability and a plan in an urban farm in the Bronx.
And compromise thank you you're you're close that's quite a handsome price that's right well it's -- in that particular realm of high in fat and high fashion could give for most people there's some sticker shock and you have some -- -- go for over a thousand dollars that's great yeah.
And I this what I wanted to ask you just not too long ago you have Pope Benedict he comes out -- this third cyclical.
And for the most part charity and trust and he bless capitalism so.
How do you reconcile selling an item 4000 dollars with what did this in -- had this thing.
-- the encyclical -- great choice -- -- deals with.
How economy should work and not exploit this goods of conscience is based on the four principles.
Of Catholic social teaching.
And the amount of money that.
Consumer would pay.
In our economy for this close is not unlike what the Guatemalan Indians if they were closed and that they -- both.
And purchase it themselves would be like they by -- make clothing that would be sort of civility praised.
And -- Wear those clothes for years and years and years and years they don't.
Throw -- their clothing and so that's that's naturally good stewardship as he said.
And that obviously you know you mentioned -- you've got an incredible -- ten.
You've got these celebrities when you close how to like Cameron Diaz had a that column.
That was because.
That's an -- guide Charleston I thought yes it.
Thank you guys.
The and evoke -- I was.
Helping somebody prepare for the married to happen to be an editor -- vote.
And she came in and so -- up to the Bronx.
With a fiancee a -- -- the line of clothing.
It happened that the next day Anna wintour who's the when they editor of -- that we get to change everything Cameron Diaz is the queen of green.
We're only doing green clothing and so they had to scramble because there's not -- Green clothing now there in the market and this particular category.
So if she said hey we've got pretty step in the Bronson that it did it -- looked at the clothing and they loved it that brought about to LA and and Cameron Diaz looked did you fly out there with the closes law that would have been nice Sosa was offering must consult the guys who are as busy would.
So where do you go from here what's.
In a -- -- and -- Bronson doing good word -- you've created a fantastic example word -- now.
Right now I mean -- big.
Goal is to see whether or not this can be a model dusting off an old church idea which is -- benefits.
Parents is -- there is Sid can make money by making things.
Like beer and wine and clothing.
And so wine -- you step for our -- in cities we have lots of parishes that are really suffering and create a workshop with a good distribution network.
Put it into an inner city got capable workers that are on -- under -- and -- that's who wanna do wanna.
Take -- around the country and then the nuggets have to go up the chain of command you'll starts maybe perhaps New York first -- how's that working out.
Boats where the where the the vanguard of it and it's it's going great involved as you -- a fantastic example you have there's this -- is yes and in -- parents and the the people.
Like the clothing and then I do it slowly and that's sort of like over handed it's my not a one trick pony so in the Paris so -- the united take it easy and the whole thing.
But it is okay.
Well well let drew congratulations and it's fantastic and much much success -- and thank you very much of --
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