Early in my career when I worked in PR for Prada, I saw the documentary, Girl Rising. I was shocked to learn about the millions of girls around the world who are denied access to education, but didn't know how I could create change with a background in luxury fashion. When I later learned that school uniforms were often the cost barrier to education, I felt strongly that I could create a fashion brand to authentically address this clothing-driven need. I spent close to a year researching different organizations when I discovered Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO). SHOFCO is now Rallier's non-profit partner and it's the charity I feel the most strongly about personally (I've served on their Leadership Council since 2014). I was lucky enough to see SHOFCO's work up close during my trip to Kenya last year. To say that I was blown away by SHOFCO's impactful, holistic approach to alleviating gender inequality is an understatement.
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MEET | OLIVIA ROSE WRIGHT
Featured 5.29-6.4.17 | Fashion is in Olivia Rose Wright's blood. Her grandmother supported her children's education by selling her dresses in the 1950s, and after stints at Prada and Cartier, Olivia felt it was time to conceptualize her own legacy, looking at the causes that mattered to her most and how she could really make a difference. And so she birthed Rallier, her womenswear label inspired by modern uniform dressing and which elevates the notion of social responsibility in fashion, donating a portion of every purchase to Shining Hope for Communities to support the provision of school uniform dresses to girls in Kenya. So basically, Olivia's awesome. As are her selects. Welcome to Olivia's week.