We are extremely fond of sustainable fashion brands and this project really got my attention. Pikolinos, has joined forces with Olivia Palermo for a fantastic project with the ethnic group called: Massai.
The shoe brand, Pikolinos has partnered up with the internationally renowned socialite, Olivia Palermo. They’veve joined interests and strength to put together the beautiful Pikolinos’ Maasai Project.
Living in the middle of the African savannah, the Maasai people are known for their amazing, colorful cultural identity. People form all over the world admire their customs and dresses.
Women can be seen sewing underneath some gorgeous trees working amazing hand-embroidered pieces. Today all their garments are make out of cotton, but until the 1960’s they used different animal skin.
The community is extremely passionate about strong colors, and stripped patterns.
Adornments like necklaces, bracelets and earrings can be seen though out the entire village. The accessories are mainly made out of beads and wood, woven together to create unique pieces.
This project helps numerous families to access and receive the most basic of needs such as education, food, and medicine.
The shoes ranges from $99 – $305. On the other hand, accessories range from $45-$89 and bags are $225. You can buy online, so be sure to guarantee your itens and help contribute to this heart-filling cause.
In addition, New York City has countless community projects that you can engage with and help. We closely support the National Multiple Scleroris Society and also coordinate a weekly Feeding Program by Friends in Need.
So, contact us to learn more about them!
And still, if you are a company, and would like to work with local communities to support education, health and more, contact us. We’ll put you in touch with some of the most credible organizations in New York City.
A little about Pikolinos:
The three main values behind the brand are authenticity, originality and naturalness.
“Pikolinos is a lifestyle, a way of seeing the world. It is the search for happiness that always begins with the comfort of our creations. Make yourself comfortable and let happiness begin at your feet.”
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Pikolinos and Olivia Palermo