WWF-SA and Irene Oxley have partnered to develop a range of sustainably produced kids wear, the range, called the Rinki Collection features a whimsical collection of creatures including Ryno the Rhino available on her merchandise.
Irene studied at the College of Art & Design in Newcastle upon Tyne in the UK and regularly exhibits with many galleries locally and abroad. She is a committee member of the South African Society of Artists (SASA). Irene’s paintings have been sold to private collections in America, South Africa, Russia, Italy, Germany, Holland and the UK. A recent auction of one of her paintings at Spier wine estate helped raise over R100,000 for the Save the Rhino Foundation.
Why WWF partnered with Irene:
Local sourcing helps supports local businesses and contributes to a reduced carbon footprint. When sourcing new products and suppliers WWF endeavours to find and support choices, products and services that ensure sustainable use of natural resources. Irene uses only local fabrics, non-toxic dyes and contributes to the employment of local CMTs and machinists when manufacturing her products.
The collaboration between Irene and WWF-SA around the Rinki Collection will assist WWF in raising funds the vital conservation work we do.
To shop the range, visit https://shop.wwfsa.org.za/