The good folk at CHPO Brand team up with the mighty Skateistan. They have together designed a pair of sunglasses made of 100% recycled plastic. 100% of the proceeds are donated to help children at Skateistan’s Skate Schools in Afghanistan, Cambodia and South Africa.
“Wednesday February 26th, Swedish sunglass and watch brand CHPO release their fourth collaboration with celebrated non-government organization Skateistan. CHPO, with roots in the Swedish skate scene, are long-time supporters of Skateistan’s work helping at-risk youth. Skateistan provides skateboarding and educational programs for children in Afghanistan, Cambodia and South Africa with over 2,000 active students, 50% of which are girls.
For the collaboration they have together designed a new sunglass model named Mustafa. The sunglasses features a minimalistic design true to CHPO’s Scandinavian design heritage, combined with Skateistan’s signature green color. 100 % of the proceeds are donated to Skateistan. Since they started working together CHPO has been able to donate over 45 000 Euro.
‘These collaboratory projects with CHPO has not only helped raise awareness of Skateistan but also supported by raising funds to help us reach even more children through skateboarding and education. We are honoured to work with and be supported by a brand that shares our ethos of equality, inclusion and empowerment, pushing for purpose through purchase.’ says Oliver Percovich, Founder and Executive Director at Skateistan. Skateistan is an award-winning international non-government organization, founded in 2007, that uses skateboarding to empower youth and connect them to educational opportunities. There are skate schools in Afghanistan, Cambodia and South Africa, focusing on at-risk youth aged 5-18. Through their innovative programs, Outreach, Skate and Create, Back-to-School and Youth Leadership, Skateistan aims to give children the opportunity to become leaders for a better world.
”I’ve skated more or less my entire life and I know the force for good skateboarding can be for young people, building their confidence and creating community. At Skateistan’s centers your social background, ethnicity or gender doesn’t matter, together the team overcomes all barriers and does absolutely amazing work. What Skateistan are doing for at-risk youth is unique, and we at CHPO are very proud to help an organization that is very close to my heart” says Viktor Telégin, CEO at CHPO. CHPO is a watch and sunglass brand founded in Stockholm with roots in skate, music and art. Taking a strong social stance for equality and human rights are fundamental parts of CHPO’s DNA. For their Spring/Summer 2020 sunglass collection all plastic sunglasses are made out of 100% recycled plastic.”