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A Hermès carré is more than just a scarf, particularly when it is socially responsible. Limited editions are regularly produced in support of actions by local non-profit organisations. The square takes sides when it comes to women’s and children’s rights, preserving the environment, protecting endangered species, and supporting art.
These initiatives sometimes spark new designs. This was the case for Battery Conservancy, created in 2017 to support the New York charity looking after the Battery, an oasis of greenery on the southern tip of Manhattan. Otherwise, countries delve into the house’s collections for an emblem to represent the cause that they champion. These scarves with a mission are distinguished by a specific colour scheme and the name of the charity.
This is how the paint box of Trésors d’un artiste came to be chosen to support the preservation of the beautiful thousand-Buddha cave in Dunhuang in China. The landscape of Au bout du monde was used as flag-bearer for a charity fighting addiction in Great Britain.
In some countries, such as Hong Kong, these limited edition scarves have become collectors’ items as initiative follows initiative. A dozen countries have already taken part and Mexico and Argentina are about to join in. Good deeds give wings to silk twill scarves.
 


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