Current Obsession: Bené Scarves

Current Obsession: Bené Scarves(Source: Bené)Socially conscious fashion is a passion of mine. I especially love to see women coming together to improve the lives of other women in effective ways. The partnerships created between American companies and artisans in developing nations truly have an impact on the status and daily lives of women living in underserved areas. Today I'm highlighting Bené, a company whose founders are working to improve the lives of women in Ghana through a line of stunning scarves ($45–$85).

In 2011, Bené co-founder Michelle Blue had the opportunity to study abroad in Ghana. She came back inspired to better the lives of the women she'd met and to establish a textiles trade with the community there. As a marketing and fashion merchandising student, Blue was well-equipped to bring her idea to fruition. She enlisted the help of co-founder Sasha Mathews and together they made Bené a reality.

Working with their partner Sista Works, the girls created a way for women in Ghana to receive funding for their educations through sales of the scarves. You can even see the young women Bené is supporting on the company's site.

Current Obsession: Bené Scarves(Source: Bené)You can purchase a scarf from Bené's regular collection or you can design your own, complete with custom trim, pattern and shape. I love the colorful, cheerful designs and colors of these scarves. These are the perfect accessory for travel or staying warm in your over-air-conditioned office.

The best part of purchasing from a socially conscious brand such as Bené is that your shopping gives back in a very real way and you really can't beat that.

Get your scarf here.

Current Obsession: Bené Scarves(Source: Bené)
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