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wear to care: Charity wardrobes

Rent and buy a curated edit from Britain’s most fashionable wardrobes,
with 100% of the proceeds donated directly to Malaika.

What is Wear to Care?

To mark the International Day of the Girl we are SO excited to launch our Wear To Care charity wardrobes campaign, in partnership with Malaika.⁠

With incredible donations from amazing celebrities, trailblazers and brands, 100% of proceeds will help support the 370 girls attending the Malaika School.⁠

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DONATED BY: natalia vodianova

The Russian supermodel Natalia Vodianova is one of the world’s most in-demand models and the founder of the Naked Heart Foundation. Vodianova is also known for her knack for tech entrepreneurship, primarily investing in female and tech-focused businesses.

Rent or buy from Natalia's sustainably sourced selects. Our favourite is the vegan leather coat from Stella McCartney Natalia famously wore on the runway.

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Roksanda is a longtime Malaika supporter; her collaboration with The Outnet donated 10 percent of profits to Malaika’s work in DRC.

Now one of London fashion week’s biggest design stars, Roksanda Ilincic has spent the past decade crafting a signature style that is instantly recognisable.

Crafted from structured pink crepe, the 'Margot' dress has statement bell sleeves and strategically placed seams to emphasize the narrowest part of your waist.

The blue Keeva dress is made in the UK from silk and features an elasticated drawstring waist and pleating through the skirt.

Last but certainly not least, the Lindal gown features a detachable elasticated navy belt, flared cape-effect back and navy and blush striped hem.


Bettina personally sponsors several girls’ educations at Malaika and recently had a great time catching up with them via Zoom.  

Stylist, consultant, personal shopper, fashion entrepreneur - Bettina Looney is a woman that wears many hats. And shoes. And dresses. She’s one of London’s most stylish girls, and an avid supported of Malaika.

Bettina has kindly donated Sea’s cream Kamille cotton dress and a crushed-velvet dress by Attico, cut in a wrap silhouette with gentle smocking at the shoulders and sleeves.


ASCENO is a Resort and Ready-to-Wear brand with a heritage in sleepwear. Comfort, Ease, Versatility, and Responsibility are at the core of the brand, encouraging women to buy well and buy less. The designs donated are modern yet timeless, withstanding the test of wardrobe time. They have been produced in an ethical and responsibly way following the brand's commitment to moving ever further along the path to a sustainable future.


BOUGUESSA is a contemporary ready-to-wear label that aims to offer a minimalist wardrobe focused on clean cuts and impeccable details to strong sophisticated women.

At the centre of Bouguessa is an ethos of minimalist sophistication and feminine elegance. Merging global trends and contemporary classics inspired by art, architecture and modern design, the signature silhouettes lie in highly modern cuts, bold lines, and geometric precision. The brand has kindly donated this iconic coat gown cut from lustrous taffeta.



BAFTA winning actress Thandie Newton is a proud Malaika supporter: “Look at these gorgeous girls. First day back at school. And all possible through the incredible hard work and tenacity of @noellacoursaris. Her ambition to help girls in her birthplace of Congo is a thriving reality @malaikadrc. These girls are the future because Congo is the centre of the world – literally.”

Thandie has kindly donated a Self-Portrait mini dress, crafted from a mix of solid cady crepe and sheer mesh lace.

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Since launching her blog Fashion Me Now eight years ago, Lucy Williams has become one of the industry's most popular influencers with an Instagram following of 477,000 and counting. Known for her fashion-meets-wanderlust feed, she writes for us frankly about the reality of being an Instagrammer, both the highs and the challenges.

Lucy has kindly donated three dresses to rent: an embellished party-mode minidress from Nanushka, a snake print jersey dress from Rotate and a Multicoloured floral print long dress from The Attico.


Inspired by her Russian heritage, Olga Vilshenko designs blend a modern aesthetic with a timeless feminine style. Delicate floral prints, quality fabrics and classic cuts make every item of Vilshenko's clothing as unique as the woman wearing them.

The Regina Dress (left) from the Resort 20 collection is a  neck chiffon evening dress with pink lurex trimming with floral details.

The Camilla Dress (Right) from the Spring Summer collection is crafted from 100% silk with a scarf print and pleated detailing.


Jasmine Hemsley is a three-time best-selling author, the Founder of Hemsley + Hemsley and East by West, a TV presenter with a show broadcast in over 25 countries, chef, food and health writer, restaurateur and nutrition & wellness expert. 

Dare to be different with the Iris shirt dress from Evi Grintela, made from Italian cotton-voile with voluminous sleeves and optional ties to cinch the waist.



Katherine Ormerod is a journalist, author and influencer working in London. Her debut book Why Social Media is Ruining Your Life should be on your must-read list.

Katherine has kindly donated a ruffled tier dress from Borgo De Nor, the perfect autumnal navy dress from Stine Goya and a chic snake print wrap dress from DVF. 


Vanessa is a long-standing supporter of Malaika and of female empowerment more generally. Noella was proud to be part of her recent Share the Mic UK initiative, celebrating over 70 powerful women.

The first female Publishing Director in British Vogue’s 104 year history, Vanessa Kingori MBE is the commercial counterpart to the magazine’s Editor-In-Chief, Edward Enninful, and is instrumental to the brand’s success and famous emphasis on diversity of perspective.

Vanessa has generously donated a two piece Diesel Black Gold catwalk collection leather trousers and zip up bodice.

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In October 2019, June made history, becoming the first ever ‘Director of Creative Diversity’ at the BBC, where, as part of her role, she will develop strategies to support both on-air and production talent representation and portrayal across the BBC, its platforms and its partners, to make the BBC more inclusive and representative of the broad and diverse audience it serves.

June has kindly donated two signature Herve Leger bandage dresses that continue to strike a chord with a new generation of fashion fans.


As chief executive and fashion director of contemporary culture publication Tank Magazine, and editor of digital mag Because, Caroline Issa is a legend in the publishing and fashion world.

Caroline has generously donated an array of colourful pieces, giving fashionistas a glimpse into her iconic wardrobe. Our favourite piece is the Monse floral midi dress, a fresh take on modern femininity!


Independently run by women for women, Yolke launched in London in 2013 by the creative duo Ella Ringner and Anna Williamson. YOLKE originally began as a luxury sleepwear brand and instantaneously gained their reputation as the new silk girls on the block with a unique blend of stretch silk, the YOLKE style became synonymous with classic styles with a playful twist.

In addition to the wonderful dresses below, Yolke generously donated pyjamas to all the Malaika girls, they looked too cute in mini Yolke pyjamas.

DONATED BY: Petra Nemcova

Czech model, television host and philanthropist who founded the Happy Hearts Fund which concentrates its work primarily during the period after emergency response is complete. The fund implements sustainable practices for lasting results and directs 100 percent of public donations to programs.

Rent or buy Petra's one off red carpet ready sheer gown or her stunning red halter neck for a more laid back look.


Inspired by his intuitive understanding of the female form, Mouret dresses women to accentuate their femininity. The French designer instinctively drapes fabric, rather than producing sketches, and his collections feature bold, elegant cuts to flatter and sculpt the female body.

Roland has generously donated his most famous Angelo dress which was inspired by moments of reinvention, looking to the turbulent times of the '80s in New York that brought about glamour in its wake.

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Georgia Hardinge is a contemporary brand, inspired by new technologies and innovation. The brand incorporates a strong sculptural style bringing a 3 dimensional approach to wearable pieces.

Georgia is launching a gorgeous new dress named the Mila and donating a percentage of sales to Malaika’s programming in DRC. The midi Dress crafted from a metallic, knitted jersey is pleated all over with unique tuck detailing down the front, deigned to flatter the figure.

georgia hardinge

DONATED BY: Charlie Collins

Charlie is a Malaika ambassador, and she lives this role through constantly bringing attention and new supporters to Malaika’s network, working to bring new opportunities to girls and their communities in Kalebuka. Rent or buy Charlie's one of a kind colourful vintage dress.

She is also the founder of Creative Wardrobe which was born from Charlie’s passion to help people build and maintain more joyful, functional and sustainable wardrobes. She has donated a wonderful one of kind vintage piece of her own.



Eve Jeffers Cooper became an ambassador for Malaika in 2016, after a trip to inaugurate the very first library in the village of Kalebuka. The Grammy Award-winning musician and actress from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Eve is famous for singles such as Who’s That Girl and You Got Me, releasing four studio albums over her music career.

Dress like Eve in her Galvan coat, crafted from lustrous navy silk-satin, the coat lends itself perfectly to chic evening looks.

DONATED BY: deborah lyons

Deborah Lyons is synonymous with empowered femininity, effortless and versatile tailoring and a strong point of view. Lyons creates easy-to-wear, beautifully detailed and distinctive designs and collections for women living life according to their rules.

Deborah Lyons has donated the Aiden dress which turns heads for all the right reasons.

deborah lyons

DONATED BY: laura whitmore

Laura Whitmore is an established and highly experienced TV presenter and radio broadcaster. She’s also a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and releases her first book in early 2021, titled “No One Can Change Your Life Except For You”.

Rent Laura's bubbly Needle and Thread floral mini

intricate embellishments and flattering silhouettes

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DONATED BY: helena christensen

Helena is a Danish supermodel and accomplished photographer, starring in multiple campaigns and gracing multiple magazine covers. She is a former Victoria's Secret Angel, and has earned credit within the fashion industry as a clothing designer and collaborator on multiple collections for brands.

Helena has donated the perfect autumnal piece by Cacharel, rent or buy this dress to bring your winter wardrobe up to speed.

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