An Hermès Scarf to Benefit Libraries Without Borders
Hermès has unveiled a new scarf entitled “New Astrology” to benefit the charity Libraries Without Borders.
Libraries Without Borders is proud to announce a new and unique partnership with Hermès. An international icon in fashion, Hermès has unveiled a new scarf to benefit LWB.
Created by Françoise Faconnet and reinterpreted by Cyrille Diatkine, this scarf is inspired by an astrological chart from the Renaissance, an ingenious system showing the paths of the sun and the moon. An image of passing time, changing times…
Revisited, the design gains strength, energy and a modern style.
Wearing this scarf means discovering the story of Amira, a little girl from the Ourika Valley in Morocco. Amira had never held a book in her own hands until LWB opened a library in her village. Today, she borrows books not only for herself, but also for her entire family. It also means discovering the story of Xavier, a Haitian student who lost everything in the devastating January 2010 earthquake. Despite his difficult circumstances, Xavier was able to resume his studies just one year after the earthquake with the support of LWB’s construction of the first digital university library in Haiti.
In a larger sense, wearing this scarf means understanding how important the 100,000 books LWB sends around the world each year are. It means supporting the training of 300 librarians around the world annually. And it means helping change the lives of the over 500, 000 readers LWB has touched since 2007.
Libraries Without Borders is extremely proud to partner with Hermès as the NGO continues to expand access to knowledge for all, enrich communities and change lives. In 5 years, LWB has become one of the leading international organizations working on book- and knowledge-based development in the world.
Through this partnership, “New Astrology” tells the stories of the 500,000 children, adolescents, and adults whom LWB has reached. A beautiful scarf for a wonderful cause.
The scarf is available in several different colors in Hermès stores. (Price: 310 €)