Thakoon charity scarf helps children in Africa
To aid relief efforts in Africa, fashion label Thakoon has created a limited edition plaid Masai scarf. One hundred percent of proceeds will be donated to UNICEF in order to help children suffering from the drought crisis in the Horn of Africa, reported Vogue UK. Countries such as Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and Djibouti are currently enduring one of the worst famines in history, caused by water shortages and limited food supplies. This scarf could make all the difference to suffering children.
"We had the idea already to make limited edition scarves based on the African-inspired plaid from the Fall show, but when we became aware of the crisis, we all thought that it made perfect sense to donate all the proceeds from the sales of the scarf," designer Thakoon Panichgul told Vogue UK. "It feels great to give back to something that we took inspiration from in the first place.”
Panichgul reported that hundreds of thousands of lives have been lost in the region, including 30,000 children under the age of four, who died in the span of just three months. As the drought is forecasted to continue for a few more months, many thousands more are also expected to perish. As the designer noted, these tragic deaths are “absolutely preventable.”
The scarf, retailing for $250, can be purchased online at Thakoon.com.