Missoni X Holt Renfrew

12 Dec

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Missoni is an Italian fashion house that is famously known for its intricate and colourful knitwear designs. Best known for its iconic zigzag pattern, Missoni and Holt Renfrew partnered up to create limited edition teddy bear and elephant stuffed animals that would raise money for OrphanAid Africa.

OrphanAid Africa is a non-profit organization based in Ghana that strives to help orphans and vulnerable children, as well as their families. The organization’s mission states, “Our goal is to ensure that children grow up in safe and permanent family settings with appropriate care and protection. OA is an implementing partner in the Government of Ghana National Plan of Action for Orphans and Vulnerable Children.”

The fundraising goal of the Holt Renfrew and Missoni partnership is to reach $100,000 for children and families through OrphanAid Africa. I hope that the collaborative duo exceeds their goal, as this is an incredible organization and cause that they are supporting!

My friend Steve attended the Marilyn Denis show last Friday and all audience members received several gifts as part of her Christmas giveaway special. One of the gifts was one of the stuffed animals for the Missoni X Holt Renfrew Collection. Steve was incredibly generous and gave me the teddy bear that he received. It means so much to me because I am such a firm supporter of the work that OrphanAid does.

Maybe it’s my African roots, but these types of efforts always hit very close to home for me. I thank you Steve for paying it forward to me and I thank everyone who goes out and purchases one of the limited edition pieces! What better gift for the holidays than the gift of paying it forward and making a contribution towards an amazing cause. Fashion and charity always make such a great team.

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Much love,



4 Responses to “Missoni X Holt Renfrew”

  1. Bianca Lee Mondino December 12, 2012 at 12:45 pm #

    Great post!! Love this cause and the bears are super cute.

    • merzybean December 12, 2012 at 11:21 pm #

      Thanks, Bianca! I agree 🙂

  2. boxnoire December 12, 2012 at 2:24 pm #

    Love these little Missoni stuffed animals! Wishing for one in my xmas stocking!

    • merzybean December 12, 2012 at 11:21 pm #

      I hope you get one! They’re too cute. Thanks for stopping by!

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