It’s always a good thing when a chain embraces the ethos of an organization who sets out to help others, and now Anthropologie has joined the ranks.
Correct, friends! Anthropologie has teamed up with the Obakki Foundation, who’ve designed a series of three limited edition scarves for the brand, which are available in-store and online.
Here’s why it matters: Obakki founder Treana Peake recently announced that she’d designed the Endless Terrain series, which are the above mentioned scarves that will run for $148 in Canada and online, and the sale of 500 will build a water well for villages who need them in South Sudan.
The scarf designs were inspired by a trip Peake took to Africa last year, and are 100% rayon. The designs include “Desert” (orange), “Sky” (blue), and “Mirror” (green), and there are only 500 available of each. So this means three villages can get a desperately-needed water well. And not only that: each scarf is tied to a specific place: the Sky design is tied to the village of Domonjo, Mirror is tied to Mayom, and the Desert pieces will go towards helping the village of Alelchok. Buyers of each scarf will also be able to follow the progress of the well-building, and Peake will keep checking back in to see how the villages are doing.
This also isn’t the first time Peake and the Obakki Foundation have stepped up to help those in need. Humanitarian ventures have been the name of their game for over 20 years, has provided medical, educational, and nutritional support to thousands of kids everywhere, built schools in remote regions of Africa (where children don’t have access to education), and provided emergency relief to refugees and internally displaced persons — to name a few things.
So that said, the scarves are available now at Anthropologie in store and online, and shipping is free to customers in Canada. Scarves, guys!