The Lalela Scarf is essential to funding Lalela, a non-profit that "provides educational arts for at-risk youth to spark creative thinking and awaken the entrepreneurial spirit." 100% of the proceeds from each sale goes towards helping young innovators find their voice and overcome the narrative of poverty. Lalela provides arts education for at-risk youth. Through Lalela's arts curriculum and critical messaging component, they ignite imagination and teach children how to map and manifest their dreams and goals, launching the possibility of a different future for themselves and their communities. Everyday after-school, in the hours when children are most vulnerable to abuse of every kind, Lalela works to break the barriers of challenge. They start early (age 6) in developing the art of imagination and continue through grade 12 to connect the arts to everything important in a child's life, from core academics to critical life skills. Lalela’s role in arts education is to help blaze the trail in whole brain thinking with a proven path to innovation and new job creation. The programs create permanent change with positive outlooks, community role models and the mindset for the students to design a more certain future for themselves and their communities. Featuring inspiring designs from young artists in our programs, The Lalela Scarf is a beautiful way to show your support for life-changing art.
Lalela is committed to environmental protection and makes a concerted effort to reuse materials whenever possible. Their bandanas all are created from damages of scarves and they have changed the packaging to no longer include plastic and instead come in a fabric bag.