Lily and Lionel have collaborated with Sentebale, the charity helping HIV-positive children in Lesotho founded by HRH Prince Harry, on a collection of new scarves.
The limited-edition Basotho blanket-inspired scarves retail for Â£180 each, with 75 per cent of proceeds going to Sentebale. For every scarf bought, Sentebale can send 28 HIV-positive children to a networking club where they can interact with others with the same condition, and get emotional support for their antiretroviral treatment.
The design has been modelled after Lesotho’s national costume, the Basotho blanket, which is worn by its people to protect themselves from the cold. The mealie (maize) design holds a great importance to the Basotho culture and symbolizes fertility.
The scarves will be launched at a private viewing of the Sentebale: Stories of Hope exhibition on July 25 at the Getty Images Gallery.
Alice Stone, creative director of Lily and Lionel, notes that her company has only produced 30 pieces of each of the two designs.
The collection will be available online from www.lilyandlionel.com from July 26.