A third generation Kenyan, Kelly Eastwood, writes the popular fashion and lifestyle blog, ‘The London Chatter.’
Looking good is important, but feeling good is unbeatable. Here are some of the latest, most stylish ‘Buy to Give’ purchases you can treat yourself and your loved ones to, whilst also benefitting Kenya’s wildlife and people.
I definitely need this Penelope Chilver’s safari-inspired canvas rucksack in my life/on my back. Celebrating Tusk’s 25th anniversary, 20% of each sale will go towards helping Tusk raise awareness for wildlife and conservation across Africa. The adorable embroidered badges on the bag were designed by children from a program run by Coaching for Conservation for in Botswana.
ASOS AFRICA collections are designed in-house, then cut and manufactured by SOKO, the Kenyan clothing workshop which provides fair and safe employment and training for some of the country’s poorest communities. This cropped sweatshirt has adorable African animals embroidered onto it, from drawings created by primary school pupils in Maungu, Kenya, learning about wildlife conservation.
25% of the sales of these Tada and Toy gorilla bracelets go towards The Aspinall Foundatuon, helping the charity’s breeding, reintroduction and preservation of endangered species around the world, and towards their vital animal protection programmes around Africa.
I’m totally crazy about this colobus monkey wallpaper by House of Hackney. For each roll of the company’s ‘Art Deco Menagerie’ series sold (there are also characterful flamingos, leopards and zebra available, to name but a few!) a 5% donation of it’s proceeds is made to the Born Free Foundation, supporting wildlife conservation efforts around the globe.
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