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Today, the new Niala Conte boutique at the Shops at North Bridge gets in a shipment of hand-dyed scarves from the Maisha Collective. Defined by vibrant colors and cool patterns (check out a few of our favorites below), the scarves are produced by The Maisha Collective.
The backstory? Founded by Heshima Kenya—a nonprofit org that's based in Kenya, but has offices in Chicago—the collective is a program that refugee women can enter. As they learn the business of producing the scarves and textiles, the hope is that the women learn to become business-savvy more self-sufficient. Not a bad thought to help keep you warm this winter, right?
The scarves run from $30 to $40, and around 50% of the proceeds benefit the collective.
· Niala Conte [Official Site]