We here at The Fashionable Housewife love to see fashion helping to raise people up, helping to make a difference in the lives of people in need. (See most recent article on Sseko Designs) So you can imagine how we felt when we were offered the opportunity to help promote FitFlop and Net-A-Porter.com’s new pairing, the Manyano Sandal.
“At FitFlop, we believe fashion has the ability to unite women across the world. We are extremely proud to support Wola Nani and help HIV sufferers to take control of their lives with confidence, dignity and hope.” -Marcia Kilgore, Founder of FitFlop Footwear
Hand-beaded by the women of the Wola Nani cooperative in Cape Town, South Africa, the FitFlop MANYANO thong sandal is crafted in luxurious natural leather and has FitFlop’s phenomenal Microwobbleboard midsole built-in. FitFlop will be donating 100% of its net profit from sales back to the Wola Nani organization in an effort to give help and inspire hope through creativity and industry.
FitFlop Manyano Sandal, Net-A-Porter.com
NET-A-PORTER.COM will be donating 20% of its net profit from sales back to the Wola Nani organization
Fashion-friendly. Function forward. Feel good footwear. FitFlop footwear was launched in Spring 2007 after a collaboration between biomechanists Dr. David Cook and Darren James (of London South Bank University) and Marcia Kilgore (founder of Bliss spa and Soap & Glory Cosmetics) and is now sold in over 50 countries. To read more, visit www.fitflop.com.
ABOUT THE WOLA NANI
Wola Nani, Xhosa for ‘we embrace and develop one another’, was established in 1994 as a non-profit organization to help bring relief to the communities hit hardest by the HIV crisis in South Africa’s Western Cape. Formed against a background of economic curtailment on welfare spending and a huge increase in the number of HIV and AIDS cases, Wola Nani initiated programs to help HIV+ people in the local community cope with the emotional and financial strains brought about by HIV and AIDS. To read more, visit www.wolanani.co.za.
NET-A-PORTER.COM was launched in June 2000 and has since successfully established itself as the world’s premier luxury online fashion retailer. Presented in the style of a fashion magazine, NET-A-PORTER.COM features collections from over 300 of the world’s most coveted designers including Chloe, Marc Jacobs, Burberry, Miu Miu, Stella McCartney and many more. With its acclaimed editorial format, express worldwide shipping to 170 countries (including same day delivery to London and Manhattan), luxurious packaging and easy returns, NET-A-PORTER.COM offers an unparalleled shopping experience. To ready more, visit www.net-a-porter.com.