Begg & Co X Maggie's Limited Edition Collection
We have launched three limited edition scarf designs in collaboration with the charity Maggie’s, which provides free practical and emotional support to people with cancer and their family and friends from its network of architecturally unique centres across the UK and abroad. All profits will be donated to Maggie's, enabling the charity to support and grow its network of centres and to develop its unique, high quality programme of support. The charity’s aim is to make the biggest difference possible to people living with cancer as well as their loved ones.
Maggie’s Chief Executive Laura Lee said: “We are delighted there are now three more beautiful, soft Maggie’s inspired scarves for sale and very grateful to Begg & Co for continuing to help Maggie’s support as many people with cancer, as well as their loved ones, as possible. “Begg & Co and Maggie’s have many shared values and I am incredibly pleased we are continuing to work together.” Maggie’s Centres offer a unique environment, designed by some of the most significant and original architects in the world. All are built with certain fundamental themes in mind and an appreciation of how environment can affect wellbeing. They are spaces that feel warm and supportive whilst also being stimulating and intriguing. They help to inspire people to explore the things they can do to help themselves live with, through and beyond cancer. Begg & Co was introduced to the charity by journalist, broadcaster and writer Kirsty Wark, who has been an Honorary Patron of Maggie’s since 2000. In 2016, Begg & Co designers worked closely with the Maggie’s team to design four unique scarves each inspired by different elements of Maggie’s architecture and garden design.
Alongside our retailers Jane Davidson and Fenwick we donated, more than £32,000 for Maggie’s. This year sees a further three designs launched, inspired by the stunning architecture:
Inspired by the triangular shard shapes of the Maggie’s Centre in Kirkcaldy designed by the late Zaha Hadid. The varying dark blues evoke the stunning colour and shapes the building projects at night.
Inspired by the original sketches for the Manchester Centre by Foster & Partners. The crosshatch design emulates the open woodwork of the roof construction.
Inspired by the exceptional modern architecture at all Maggie’s Centres. The neutral base shade evokes the natural stone and concrete, while the flashes of colour add an optimistic feeling in the same way colour is employed in the actual buildings.
All three scarves are produced in Begg & Co’s unique Wispy quality. Wispy is created by using 100% 14.7 micron cashmere which is super lightweight, beautifully soft next to the skin and ideal for year-round wear. The superfine scarves contain an astonishing 8km of the finest gossamer yarn from goats in the Alashan region of Inner Mongolia.
They are available immediately for pre-ordering from Begg & Co’s website (www.beggandcompany.com) and will be available to purchase exclusively in Jane Davidson’s boutique designer store in Edinburgh (www.janedavidson.co.uk) priced around £250. All involved are donating 100% of their profits to Maggie’s.
For more information on Maggie’s click here.