Italian fashion house Marni has launched the fabulous “Marni Charity Baskets”, a limited-edition range of handbags and totes in association with the charity Vimala.
The range comprises two different bag sizes in a variety of joyous bright colours – one handbag size and the other a shopper. Completely handmade by artisans in Colombia using traditional techniques, the woven styles feature folk-style geometric patterns and contrasting hues. They are made of a durable PVC and the pattern and weaving colours differ for each single bag; thus making it one of a kind.
All proceeds from the accessories will be donated to the Vimala Association in India – a charity which is tasked with restoring and maintaining a school for 50 severely disabled children.
The project is the latest charitable endeavor by Marni, whose previous festive collaborations have included an exhibition of 125 chairs made in Colombia by ex-prisoners, in an effort to help them re-integrate into social and working life in 2012, and a 2014 Milan Design Week exhibit handmade by a group of female Colombian workers as part of a sustainable work initiative, with a portion of the proceeds being donated to charities which help terminally ill children.
The bags are available for purchase for a limited amount of time from December 4-11 – from Marni stores or Marni.com. They are priced at £80 for the smaller model and £110 for the larger size.
Below are the ones at Marni Sloane Street as of today.. I’ve done my little bit to help by getting one of the green ones!
Buying a handbag and supporting an amazing charity at the same time?! it’s a no-brainer! Love Angeli xx