Traveling around the world, we continue to be inspired by the amazing generosity of the people we meet, and strongly believe that it's our responsibility to give back. That's why we'll be donating 5% of each collection's revenue to a charity that benefits the city and country from which it came. Our giving program is focused on children, and we're always looking for local charities that make a big impact in areas of education, development and health. If you have any suggestions, we'd love to hear from you. In the event we are unable to identify and vet a local charity, we will give a city's profits to UNICEF.
Located in Hanoi, Blue Dragon provides emergency care to street kids and
also helps them get off the streets. The Blue Dragon Drop-in Centre in
Hanoi provides a safe space for kids to play, relax and study. Blue
Dragon's team includes social workers, teachers, lawyers and psychologists.
We learned about this amazing non-profit through Ehrin Macksey who
photographed the streets of Hanoi for Project Bly. You can learn more about
Atfalouna, located in Marrakech provides education as well as vocational training to street children. We learned about Atfalouna through our hosts at the Riad Dar Zaman, a bed & breakfast tucked away in the neighborhood of Sidi Ben Slimane. Riad Dar Zaman also supports Atfalouna. You can read more about the work Atfalouna does
Located in Oaxaca, Mexico, Fondo de Becase Guadalupe Musalem provides educational workshops, tutors and scholarships to young indigenous women from different ethnic groups in Oaxaca. You can read more about their work here:
We will be donating a percentage of profits from our Bukhara, Uzbekistan collection to UNICEF. You can read more about UNICEF here.
The International Children’s Fund (ICF) is a U.S. based non-profit organization that provides aid to children in need in Africa. In Ghana, they support the Cherubs Orphanage in Kumasi. You can read more about the Cherubs Orphanage here, a website by a former volunteer at the orphanage.
The Orphaned Starfish Foundation partners with orphanages and homes for impoverished children in Bolivia as well as other countries in Latin America, and was founded on the belief that education is the key to escaping the poverty trap. The orphanages provide a refuge and safe haven for the children, and The Orphaned Starfish Foundation funds the construction and operation of vocational training facilities. This can include furnishings, required equipment, trainer salaries, and job placement services. Visit Orphaned Starfish
Akanksha is a non-profit organization in Mumbai, India with a mission to impact the lives of children from low-income communities. Akanksha works primarily in the field of education, addressing non-formal instruction through the Akanksha Center, and also formal instruction by initiating school reform through The School Project. Visit Akanksha’s Website