So, whilst I obsess over my inane and trivial daily struggles of communicating my desired haircut to a Berliner hairstylist with my pigeon German and learning correct U-Bahn etiquette, there are others who are experiencing real problems. I noticed today that I’ve not even published a mere mention of the horrific natural disaster in Japan and granted, this is a (pseudo-) style blog and not a news service, but we’re all in this together.
Any of you that are blogging too will, much like myself, have been inundated with countless emails about various endeavours to generate aid for the country. This one from Hackett was particularly fitting, though, considering I’m already familiar with, and a fan of, the brand. The London-based label associated with spiffing gentlemen’s attire are about to release a limited edition polo collection entitled Hope.
Both polos are 100% cotton pique and feature a traditionally Japanese embroidered cherry blossom, as well as ‘Hope’ in English and Japanese characters.
They’re available to buy in-store and online from the end of April (but you can pre-order yours now) at €60 each. ALL profits go to the Japan Society ‘Tohoku Earthquake Relief Fund’, which is a British body involved in the workings of the British-Japanese relationship.
If you know of any other interesting fashion & aid projects, feel free to comment with info!