Holt Renfrew has collaborated with internationally renowned New York brand, rag & bone to design an exclusive collection of totes to benefit Right To Play, a global organization that uses the transformative power of play to educate and empower children facing adversity. The canvas ‘numbers’ totes, inspired by vintage competitive surf t-shirts, were designed exclusively for Holt Renfrew’s H Project.
Right To Play is a global organization that uses the transformative power of play to educate and empower children facing adversity. Through playing sports and games, Right To Play helps one million children weekly in more than 20 countries to build essential life skills and better futures, while driving lasting social change.
These awesome canvas carry all totes are now available at Holt Renfrew stores across Canada and come in three colours; black, cream and dark green. I’ve been toting mine around all week. It’s the perfect weekend tote or beach bag for summer. You can pick up your own canvas bag for $55 and support an incredible charity initiative.
Holt Renfrew’s H Project offers unique products with extraordinary stories led by Alexandra Weston, Holt Renfrew’s Director of Brand Strategy. In addition to products that support culture, craft and artisans globally, H Project also offers products that tie back to a charitable initiative.
“We are proud to partner with rag & bone on this special collection of totes that will support Holt Renfrew’s commitment to give back to the incredible Right To Play organization,” said Weston. “These totes are the perfect, easy summer accessory for men and women. Inspired by sport in their design, they will benefit children whose lives are made better by the positive impact of sport in their communities around the world.”
“We are impressed by Holt Renfrew’s on-going commitment to form charitable partnerships and are excited to collaborate on this project together to raise funds for Right To Play. This is the first time we have made totes in our signature ‘numbers’ style and we are delighted they will benefit such a great cause,” said Marcus Wainwright, Managing Partner, rag & bone. “We are very proud to participate with Holt Renfrew on this charitable endeavor. As fathers with young children, Right To Play resonates with us. It’s a great organization which positively impacts the lives of so many children worldwide” said David Neville, Managing Partner, rag & bone.
“Play is not a luxury; it is a tool for education and health. It can bring entire communities together and inspire every individual. A game of football can teach children about tolerance and peace, and a game of tag can teach about malaria. Through sports and games, we help children in challenging circumstances build essential life-skills and better futures, while driving social change in their communities,” says Johann Olav Koss, Founder, Right To Play. “We do this all over the world as well as in Canada, with lasting impact. Your purchase of this exclusive limited edition rag & bone tote will help Holt Renfrew’s H Project reach its goal of raising $100,000 to give children the chance to recapture their childhood and learn life lessons that help them break the cycle of war, poverty and disease.”
The rag & bone totes for Right To Play will mark Holt Renfrew’s ninth charitable item collaboration through its H Project initiative. Since 2010, H Project has delivered over half a million dollars in donations to various charitable organizations.
Photos by Natasha Novakovic