The Social Studio is the not-for-profit Melbourne-based project improving the lives of refugee youth. The fashion school, clothing label, retail shop and clothing manufacturer is a safe place of belonging, helping people who are experiencing educational and employment difficulties, as well as changing public perceptions. This year the Studio turns the big 1 0 (cute, hbd) and to celebrate they’re launching a creative collab of limited edition art scarves by emerging and established artists across the community. We call dibs on the sexy and celestial print by Miso (AKA Stanislava Pinchuk). Plus, all of the proceeds go towards future education and employment opportunities via the studios varied community work — babushkacore but make it woke.
But don’t stress, the digitally printed silk scarves are ethically made by Sydney-siders Think Positive and available ~ today ~ for pre-order. Our favourites include a fruity and floral pastel portrait by Atong Atem: a photographer and video artist exploring migrant narratives and postcolonial practices; signature Romance Was Born X Kate Rohde’s colourful, taste-the-rainbow forest; and true-blue Aussie icon Ken Done’s aquatic yet abstract shmood.
Other artistic names include Beci Orpin, Gian Manik, Michael Mitsas, Nathalia Suizu, Olana Janfa and Evi O, but be quick – only 25 scarfs per artist! Help create meaningful social change, and remember, all donations over AU$2 are tax-deductible ;).
Images: The Social Studio