Personal Post: what do Elephants, Bears & Missoni have in common?


Besides the fact that I love all three – the Missoni clad stuffed bears & elephants can be found at Holt Renfrew until sold out.

Holt Renfrew says “we have always been slightly obsessed with the iconic Missoni zig zag pattern. The abstract patterns in a rich kaleidoscope of colors immediately signals the work of the Italian fashion house and we can’t seem to get enough.”

Over the holidays, Holt Renfrew partnered with Missoni to create a limited-edition, worldwide-exclusive bear and elephant. They have been designed by Missoni exclusively for Holt Renfrew in support of Orphan-Aid 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.

Margherita Missoni, Chief Accessories Designer of Missoni, began working with the charity several years ago and has since become the President of Orphan Aid’s Italian division.missoni2

“I began volunteering with Orphan Aid Africa nine years ago, in its early days, said Missoni. “To see the changes and impact we have made to better the lives of children is incredible and rewarding. We are very pleased to have joined forces with Holt Renfrew. The funds raised will further strengthen our cause.”

Your purchase will help Holt Renfrew reach its goal of raising $100,000 for children and families through Orphan Aid Africa.  Bonus: they’re now only $25 so you can buy two.

Short video with Margherita Missoni at