buy a scarf, educate a girl
We started this business as two college kids with very little money but a huge desire to make a difference in the world and look good while doing it. If you’ve been with us for the past 3 years you’ve seen us go through some exciting milestones and evolutions along the way and this year will be no different.
We’ve recently celebrated the graduation of our first group of girls in the “Bene Family” (Their words, not ours) and that visit to Ghana left us even more motivated, seeing first hand the importance of this work and the effect it has on these girls’ lives. With your help we are truly making generational impacts in the region by supporting these girls’ education.
We are pleased to announce the launch of our transition into luxury scarves with the new Akwaaba Collection!
While still inspired by the beauty of West African culture, we work with a textile designer in New York City to uniquely design each pattern to incorporate the spirit of the girls & their culture as well as the trends of today. We hand select 100% silk for printing, then have the scarves manufactured in our hometown, Atlanta Georgia. Along each scarf, is a quote from one of the girls we support, with a message she wants to share with the world. These words are full of wisdom and serves as a constant reminder of why we do what we do.
We are excited to bring you our highest level of quality and our hope is that every time you put on your Bené scarf you feel a part of this larger community of women that stand for other women. It is our hope that you’re proud of your investment in another woman’s education and you’re affirmed that you truly are making a difference.
Wishing you a Bené Day,
Michelle & Sasha