Lalela Project Scarves



And “to listen” is at the heart of what Lalela Project does; by listening to children’s individual stories, and the communities’ needs, we can understand their challenges and in turn, provide creative solutions.

THE LALELA SCARF Features inspiring designs from young artists and designers from their programs in South Africa, THE LALELA SCARF is a beautiful way to show your support for life-changing art. 100% of the proceeds from each sale goes towards helping young innovators find their voice and overcome the narrative of poverty through the transformative power of arts education.

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This artwork was created by Siphokazi from our Lalela program in Johannesburg. She lives in Tembisa, a large township in Gauteng, Johannesburg, South Africa. Siphokazi is 15. She wants to become a fashion designer when she finishes school. She has a great eye and sense of color, as we can see from this artwork!

60% Cotton, 40% Silk.


"At first you would think that my mouth could blink if I told you my eyes could speak truth and lies, by picturing the world with rubies and pearls" Poem by Grant,  a shy boy from the Hangberg community of Hout Bay, Cape Town. The artwork was a collaborative piece. 

50% wool / 40% silk / 10% Cashmere.


The artwork was created by Sanele, he is from the Township of Masiphumelele, Cape Town South Africa. Sanele's dream is to become a social worker. The artwork was done during a curriculum teaching the students about watercolor technique.

80% Modal / 20 % Cashmere.

Patricia McFarlane