It's hard not to feel optimistic when perusing Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty's colorful and graphic Resort collection for Suno. And then they tell you about the challenges and rewards of training Kenyan tailors to produce the line. It's about as feel-good as one can get when looking at a rack of clothes.

What started as an outlet for Osterweis' sizable collection of vintage African textiles has expanded to include new fabrics: A tie-dyed neon-striped pattern the duo sourced in India made for a cool jumpsuit, and a bright kanga-printed peplum dress trimmed in digital lace was a neat update to their original designs. Also noteworthy was a print they developed themselves that resembled Day-Glo splatter paint.

The duo's commitment to social awareness, coupled with their ability to push the design envelope each season, shows that they're about more than just producing pretty clothes—though they do that, too.