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STELAR Our first social venture investment

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 STELAR Our first social venture investment

Recognising the power of enterprise to create opportunity, we’ve invested in our first social impact venture through The Parasol Foundation Trust’s new investment arm, Parasol Social Ventures Limited. The investment in STELAR, a modern artisan goods venture, aligns with our ethos of assisting and promoting organisations and businesses led by female founders with a significant female workforce.

Founded by Lorna Watson, STELAR works directly with artisans in Bali to create unique hand woven and hand-crafted accessories. Working in close collaboration, STELAR is re-imagining indigenous skills that have been passed from generation to generation to create long term positive impact and sustainable livelihoods within the communities that most rely on them. 

Traceability is at the heart of what STELAR does. Every hand-crafted item is accompanied by a unique digital code, connecting you to the origins of your bag and the artisan who created it.

With stockists including Selfridges and Fenwicks UK and Lane Crawford in Hong Kong, STELAR featured prominently in Fenwick of Bond Street’s summer window display and we’re excited to see the venture grow and flourish.