Here’s How Your Fall Shopping Can Empower Girls Around the World
In denial about the coming end of summer? Philanthropic luxury e-tailer Olivela has a great reason to start thinking about fall. It’s the new Back-to-School, for All campaign with Malala Yousafazai’s foundation for female education, running now through the end of the August.
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“All our orders this month will financially support the schooling of girls in countries where it is not necessarily a given,” the site’s founder Stacey Boyd, who was first inspired to partner with the Pakistani activist while joining her on a trip to a refugee camp in Kenya, tells InStyle over email. “Something I’ve learned through my travels is that talent is equally distributed, but opportunity is not.”
As with all of Olivela’s charitable initiatives (they've also worked with VH1 Save the Music and the Good+ Foundation), you can expect full transparency. All the items on the site—which include in-season offerings at competetive prices from designers like Dolce & Gabbana and Marc Jacobs—clearly list how much education each purchase will fund, and allow you to track your contribution through a personalized dashboard. According to Boyd, it takes roughly $2.78 to keep a young women in class for one day, so just a single handbag or a shoe purchase makes a big impact.
Not that you'll need extra any convincing to covet the site’s selection. See below for a few items we’re eyeing, and visit Olivela.com to shop the full array.
Shop it: Edie Parker clutch, $1,295; olivela.com.
Shop it: Dolce & Gabbana bag, $1,870 (originally $2,495); olivela.com.
Shop it: Marc Jacobs sunglasses, $85 (originally $145); olivela.com.