Two of my favorite fashion finds in the past few months both go to support great causes. One is a bit of a splurge, but all for a good cause, right?
The legendary French fashion house is getting catty, philanthropically speaking. This year, Hermès has partnered with Panthera, an organization dedicated to saving wild cats, to produce a limited-edition scarf, with proceeds from the sales going to support leopards, cheetahs, lions, tigers and other big cats. The silk scarf is glorious — an Indochinese leopard prowling through savannah grasses — and available in a rainbow of colors, though this fiery orange is my favorite ($395).
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is one of the coolest organizations I’ve ever read about — they foster orphaned elephants. With poaching more rampant than ever, and the elephants’ numbers in serious decline, this organization saves ill-fated babies and works to eventually reintegrate them into wild herds. And people can opt to foster the little ones from afar — I’m fostering Lasayen right now! J. Crew teamed up with a Brooklyn-based artist to design a series of T-shirts and sweatshirts, with 50 percent of the price going to the Trust. One of the best parts of the Trust is reading the stories of each individual calf. This particular men’s edition features Edie, who was rescued as a four-month-old newborn in 1999.
(Credit: ©Hermès, Paris 2015; J. Crew )