The youngest Nobel Laureate in history, Malala Yousafzai, can now add a title to her resume: fashionista. The 18-year-old Pakistani girl, who became famous for being shot by Taliban militants in 2012, teamed up with the shoe and accessories company TOMS to create a scarf whose proceeds will benefit thousands of girls through the Malala Fund Foundation.
"A child, a teacher, a book and a pen can change the world" says the quote by Yousafzai that is stamped on the garment, made in yellow and red. "It is a scarf that girls and women can wear around the world, from the US to Pakistan," the activist told People Style Watch about her design. "Any girl or woman can use it, however they want, to show their support for girls' education globally."
Malala scarf for TOMS
Malala's story shocked the world as she suffered the attack while riding a school bus in Pakistan and had become a rights activist for girls' education in her country. Since then, the young woman resides in London and has received multiple awards, including the aforementioned Nobel Prize and the recognition of stars such as Angelina Jolie.
"I am very proud of our partnership with the Malala Fund and all the movement that it has inspired," said People Style Watch Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS. "We are honored to be able to work with [them] and help provide education to girls around the world." The company, famous for donating pairs of shoes to children in developing countries, has been increasing humanitarian efforts related to its products, and now they also contribute visits to the eye doctor, drinking water and even materials for a healthy delivery in these areas..
As for the limited edition scarf, it will be available on the brand's website for $ 48, and TOMS will donate 100% of the proceeds to the fund, which guarantees 12 years of continuing education to the girls who receive their support.