Holt Renfrew and Missoni have partnered to create a limited-edition, worldwide-exclusive plush bear and elephant that will support OrphanAid Africa. To celebrate the launch, Margherita Missoni, Chief Accessories Designer of MISSONI, will make a public appearance at Holt Renfrew Bloor Street in Toronto on November 8 at 5:00 p.m.
The bear and elephant, in the iconic MISSONI zig-zag print, retails for $50 each and will be available at all Holt Renfrew stores across Canada. They have been designed by MISSONI exclusively for Holt Renfrew in support of OrphanAid Africa, a non-profit organization with the goal to ensure that orphans and vulnerable children in Ghana grow up in safe and permanent family settings with appropriate care and protection.
Purchases of the bear and elephant will help Holt Renfrew reach its goal of raising $100,000 for children and families through OrphanAid Africa. The bear and elephant will be available for purchase through holtrenfrew.com and in Holt Renfrew stores across Canada beginning November 1st.
This collaboration comes during a big year for Holt Renfrew. The Canadian retailer celebrated its big 175th anniversary and has done many charitable deeds that included a high profile collaboration with icons Elton John and David Furnish and designer Tory Burch. Most recently, it was announced that ex-Flare editor-in-chief and current publisher of Hello magazine, Lisa Tant, would be leaving the Rogers corporation to become the new Vice-President Fashion Editor for Holt Renfrew. We wonder what big changes 2013 will bring for the retailer.