Ethical Fashion – Scrunchie Project

5Fashion designer Katherine Sherry did a great job in her two weeks with us setting the foundations for our African print scrunchie business. This not only creates jobs for African tailors but gives our Foundation another fundraising avenue.

The Scrunchies

We are very excited to announce our new range of African print scrunchies created in association with My Crazy Scrunchie. Beautifully made by African tailors in extremely limited designs, they are a compliment to any hairstyle.

The scrunchies are now available in our online store – why not browse the selection for yourself and be one of the first to get hold of these exclusive scrunchies.

Katherine working with our African tailors to finalise the designs

Katherine working with our African tailors to finalise the designs

Some of the finished scrunchies along with the fabrics

Some of the finished scrunchies along with the fabrics

The Project

We couldn’t have completed this project without Katherine’s dedication and hard work. In only two short weeks, she managed to source the fabrics from Lilongwe’s busy market and work with a local ethical workshop to get the first batch of scrunchies manufactured.

The aims of the project were twofold: firstly, to build a business that can create jobs over in Malawi, and secondly, to create an avenue to raise funds for the Love Support Unite Foundation. Proceeds made from the scrunchies are put straight back into sustaining Tilinanu Orphanage and funding our outreach projects over in Malawi.

Onwards and Upwards

Not one to sit on her laurels, Katherine continues to push the project forward in the UK. She now has her first batch of scrunchies there and is talking to buyers from stores such as Topshop and Urban Outfitters about putting them on the shelves.

Are you interested in stocking our scrunchies? Contact Katherine to discuss it today.

Projects like this are only made possible by volunteers like Katherine… or you.

Katherine had a great time over in Malawi. She had this to say about her experience:

“My dreams of working in a fashion industry with ethical practices have been brought closer through my trip with the wonderful team of Love Support Unite volunteers. I have made incredibly valuable links and friendships which I am sure I will never forget.”

We are looking for volunteers all year round for this and our many other projects. 

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