Olivela — Our Story
It all started when founder Stacey Boyd stepped onto a dusty airstrip in Dadaab, Kenya, to attend Malala’s 19th birthday celebration. It was a gathering of extraordinary girls at the world’s largest refugee camp.
As Stacey reached into her bag to take a picture, she realized that a fraction of the cost of her bag could send one of these girls to school for a year.
After returning home, she called some of the world's leading luxury designers, from Givenchy, Jimmy Choo and Valentino, to share her experience and ask them if they would partner with her to build a luxury fashion and beauty retail concept where 20% of proceeds support at-risk communities.
Every brand said yes. In 2017, Olivela was born.