I’m all about companies with a mission. In fact, I prefer fashion that gives back. When I discovered Francis + Benedict I knew this was something special.
For those who are unfamiliar with Francis + Benedict: “As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Francis + Benedict exists to empower and equip skilled Togolese seamstresses by providing them with dignified and sustainable employment. In addition, our profits are used to resource community leaders in Togo, enabling them to continue projects that benefit orphans, widows, and those suffering in poverty.
Our handmade clothing marries American style with West African wax print textiles in order to create fashion-forward apparel for the modern woman.
We aim to make a lasting global impact by using our love for people and fashion to change communities … One outfit at a time.”
This is the Marion Maxi from the Celestine Collection. This 100% cotton skirt is made from high-quality wax print fabric indigenous to West Africa, that is absolutely stunning. AND IT HAS POCKETS.
It just makes you want to twirl!
Unfortunately the Marion is all sold out, but you there are lots of amazing options here:
Paired with a vibrant clutch, and these amazing handmade earrings, it’s the perfect early summer outfit!
The quality truly is amazing, and as a special bonus you get a little card signed by the woman who made your skirt. Juliette made mine, and when I say it’s a work of art, it’s a work of art. The cotton is durable enough to romp around and not worry about being see through, too hot, or too thin. It’s juuuuuuuuussssttttttttt right.
Do yourself a favor and check out their website. They are more expensive, but frankly, it’s 100% worth it. I will be purchasing from them again, and I hope you do to!
Be a fashion blogger they said. You will always look so elegant they said.