The Brazilian footwear brand has partnered with some of the world’s most celebrated designers to launch the Women for Women charity campaign. Alice Temperley, Aquazzura, Charlotte Olympia, Christian Louboutin, Dsquared2, Manolo Blahnik, Mary Katrantzou, Naomi Campbell, Nicholas Kirkwood, Simone Rocha, Swarovski and milliner Stephen Jones are amongst the artists who have signed on to customise a pair of the brand’s signature flip flops.
The limited edition shoes will be auctioned off on 1st July to raise funds for the global charity, which aims to help women earn and save money, improve health and well-being, influence decisions in their home and community, and connect to networks for support.
“Havaianas is a brand I love and support fully,” says fashion entrepreneur Maria Kastani (pictured below), who is curating the collection.They care, love and appreciate all humans and their colourful creations are a catalyst for happiness. Women for Women International is a truly wonderful charity that cares and supports marginalised women in countries affected by war and conflict. They have helped almost half a million women rebuild their lives and given them hope, skills and knowledge to support themselves, families and their communities.”
Brita Fernandez Schmidt, Executive Director UK for Women for Women International added, “we know that the awareness and money raised through this collaboration will support women survivors of war rebuild their lives in some of the most dangerous places in the world. I am so grateful to Maria and Havaianas for their wonderful support of our work.”