Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Bright + beautiful: Marisol umbrellas

If you've read this blog a little while, you will know that in addition to beautiful interiors and design, there's nothing I love more than a beautiful piece with a bigger ethical or social mission behind it. Beautiful design doesn't have to be elitist or superficial, it can be about making our world a more beautiful place in all aspects, not just aesthetically. 

Marisol umbrellas are hand made in Brooklyn using African wax print cloths that come in limited editions and have a brightly coloured lucite handle. Each umbrella comes with a lifetime warranty to encourage respect for the environment. WHile it is a for profit company, twenty percent of all net profits are donated to The City of Joy, a revolutionary healing and training centre which helps women in the Democratic Republic of Congo who have been victims of violence to rebuild their lives. What a beautiful product to support all-round!

All photos: Marisols


Glamour Drops said...

gorgeous,,, and ethical….a great combination

escapade said...

My thoughts exactly ;)

Lindsey Gerrish said...

Very lovely!


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