By Arwa Lodhi
It almost goes without saying that battling cancer is tough–not just physically, but emotionally. When women in particular start to lose their hair, their entire sense of self-image seems to be in question.
No one knows this more than Stella McCartney, whose beloved mom died of cancer at the age of 56. Stella became aware firsthand of how cancer patients lose confidence when they don’t feel attractive, so the designer, along with menswear designer, Clive Darby of Rake, decided to create a selection of pure silk scarves, sold exclusively on Harpersbazaar.co.uk, to raise money for charity.
The range features leopard and paisley prints, hand designed by the designing duo. They were aiming for a look that would combine “boldness and timelessness”, and that could work for both men and women suffering from the disease.
And forget ‘donating a portion of sales’–ALL proceeds, every penny, raised from the sale of the Rake/ Stella McCartney scarves will go to King’s College Hospital Charity, and ALL of the money will be dedicated specifically for cancer patients at the hospital.
We’ve come across a lot of ‘Pink Ribbon’ and other products for October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but we think this is truly a charity purchase worth buying, not just for its direct support of cancer patients, but for the eco-friendly qualities of the scarves, too.
All images courtesy Harper’s Bazaar