Urban Outfitters' Latest Partnership is Putting Nepali Girls Through School
Just in time for International Women’s Day this weekend, Urban Outfitters is bringing on the girl power. The retailer partnered with Faircloth & Supply, a charitable clothing brand that provides school uniforms, supplies, and scholarships to girls in Nepal, for a capsule collection that just dropped in stores and at urbanoutfitters.com. “It’s an exciting partnership because it enables me to propel this mission forward on a platform that reaches millions of young women,” Faircloth & Supply designer Phoebe Dahl tells InStyle.
When creating the seven-piece capsule collection, Dahl, who is the granddaughter of children’s author Roald Dahl, was inspired by ancient Japanese indigo clothing and ‘30s utilitarian work-wear. “The designs work for women of all shapes and sizes, and I think that adds another layer of empowerment to the brand,” Dahl adds. Meant to be worn oversized, the pieces range from $159 to $300 and are handcrafted from organic linen.
To make sure that the uniforms get to Nepal and the scholarships are received, Faircloth & Supply teams up with the General Welfare Pratisthan (GWP). Already, they have sent almost 1,000 Nepali girls to school, and Dahl aims to triple that number this year. And much like her grandfather, she seeks to tell stories through her work. “Each of my collections has a different story or motif, and each garment tells the story of a little girl who was given a chance for an education, happiness, and a fulfilled life,” Dahl says.