The Pool - The fashion brands that are really working to help women
By Hattie Garlick
"The brand new and brilliantly cool Shakti + Mary is a treasure trove of Ikat prints and bold colours. Their Cashmere Collection of beautiful, hand-woven shawls and scarves is made by women from the Women's Skills Development Organization in India. This brilliant, fair-trade organisation provides free personal and professional training to disabled, widowed, divorced, single or outcast women, empowering them to build better lives for themselves. Lightweight and lovely, they’ll keep you cosy on cool summer evenings."