Bené: Fashion that’s Made to Order and Empower

I’ve always been a fan of fashion that helps others and makes a difference. Today, I learned about Bené and I knew had to share them with you. Created by Michelle Blue and Sasha Matthews, they not only offer customizable scarves, but they are creating educational opportunities that empower girls in Ghana.


After visiting the country through a college study abroad program, Michelle was inspired to do something more. After sharing her experience with her friend Sasha they decided to work together to make a positive difference and that’s when they founded Bené.

“We enjoy helping others and love being fashionable yet comfortable in our own skin. We believe that every girl should have access to an education, despite where they were born. We believe that we can do our part in providing a hope and a future in the girls lives we support,” says Co-Founders Michelle Blue and Sasha Matthews.

On you get the opportunity to create a scarf in a an easy three step process:

  • First, choose from five different styles- Infinity, Rectangle, Square, Shawl, and Skinny.
  • Then choose from five exclusive prints inspired by West African culture.
  • Finally, choose trim- Hemmed, Tassels, Beads and PomPoms.

With every purchase, Bené will include a note of gratitude, picture and progress reports from one of the five girls who will benefit from the education provided by the purchase.

Make sure you check them out and if you decide to buy one, Bene has even included a discount code for you to use below.

 Get 20% off your purchase with this discount code:  BeneLaunch

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