Sustainably Chic

Ethical Accessories Providing Shelter, Support & Safety

FashionNatalie Kay

Loup & Co.

For every item you purchase through ethical accessories shop, Loup & Co., you provide one week of essentials for a vulnerable child in Kenya. Through their partner charity, Rafiki Mwema, they are able to help bring hope to young girls who have been victims of sexual abuse. The NGO provides a therapeutic safe house where the girls are counseled for their mental health and medically treated for any physical abuse. Currently, there are 32 girls in the care of Rafiki Mwema, and 59 girls have been successfully returned home. It is a long process, but their end goal is to create strong, able young women who are able to return home and live a safe and happy life. 

Celina, the founder and creative director of Loup & Co., was inspired by her volunteer trip to an East African orphanage in 2009. After seeing the many vulnerable children throughout the trip, she knew she could help make a positive impact in their lives. Starting Loup & Co. just made sense. Combing her love of fashion, business and philanthropy, her social enterprise began. 

Besides giving back to their partner charity, Loup & Co. cares how everything is made. They want to employ artisans who can benefit off the work, and provide for their families.  By purchasing one of their knitted scarves, you are helping employ five women in Tanzania: Dominica, Elena, Violet, Theresia and Gladness. They are a part of the non-profit TAMIHA, which helps support HIV+ women. Typically, the women are widowed and abandoned because of the social stigmas surrounding the disease. This organization educates and helps reintegrate them into their communities. The hand-dyed scarves on Loup & Co. are from HESHIMA KENYA, who you will learn more about on the blog, tomorrow. Stay tuned!

The jewelry is handmade in an ethical studio in Korea, and the collection is so sweet & dainty - my favorite combo!  The Find Your Way Necklace {pictured above} is one of those pieces you can wear with everything. Very well crafted, the gold plated necklace shines bright, and is packaged with a lovely message reminding you about the amazing impact each purchase brings. With Mother's Day around the corner, a gift that gives from Loup & Co. would warm her heart. See how you can personalize it here!

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