The concept of “Shop and Do Good” is not new. If you have been raring to go on retail therapy, why not help to support some meaningful causes along the way?
1. Montblanc “Signature for Good”
This year, Montblanc launched a special edition of writing instruments, jewellery pieces and leather accessories to raise at least $1.5 million dollars to UNICEF’s education programmes, focusing on the most vulnerable children, through the Schools for Africa and Asia initiatives, and programmes in Latin America.
The steel bangle above, which is priced at S$530, is decorated with a symbolic brick design exemplifying the effort of building schools for the children, brick by brick. Each piece comes with a unique serial number and a blue sapphire, a colour inspired by UNICEF.
Of course, if you are shopping for a serious pen to look swanky in the corporate world, you could opt for the writing instruments in this “Signature for Good” collection, which also features the brick motif. The prices of these pens start from S$580.
2. Vivienne Westwood “Ethical Fashion Africa”
Handmade in Nairobi, Kenya, the “Ethical Fashion Africa“ bag collection from Vivienne Westwood is produced using recycled materials from roadside advertisement banners and safari tents. The designs are hand crafted by marginalised communities of women such as single mothers, widows, HIV/AIDS victims and those living in extreme poverty. This programme helps the women who are involved in producing the collection empowered by the pride they take in their work and new skills learnt.
Prices range from £45 for a pouch to £185 for a rucksack. This collection can be purchased online at Vivienne Westwood’s website.
3. Missoni x Muzungu Sisters x CB for “Small Steps Project”
This is a multi-party collaboration for a good cause. Muzungu Sisters is an online retail portal that promotes fair labour practices by showcasing artisan-crafted goods from around the world. For this collaboration with humanitarian organisation Small Steps Project, they managed to invite Milanese shoe designer Cecilia Bringheli (CB) who used material from Missoni to handcraft this pair of unisex loafers. Small Steps Project is a UK registered charity that helps children living in municipal rubbish dumps around the world.
This collection was launched last year but you can still find this pair of loafers at Colette for €395.
若现在迫切想要瞎拼以满足自己的购买欲，不如边购物，边支持慈善活动。万宝龙最近推出了”Signature for Good”系列，支持UNICEF为贫困小孩建校以及实施教育计划。当中的饰品以及钢笔系列都属于限量版，除了有独特编号，设计方面包含砖头的图案，象征UNICEF一砖一瓦为这些小孩提供更完善的教育设备。除了万宝龙之外，Vivienne Westwood也推出了包包系列支持非洲肯雅被边缘化的女性。去年，Missoni以及购物网Muzungu Sisters也合作推出了限量鞋子，支持Small Steps Project, 帮助全球住在穷困地区以及垃圾堆的小孩。迄今，法国购物网Colette仍然售卖其中一款鞋子。
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- Published by MsGlitzy.com on March 13, 2013 11:16 AM