ABOUT THE COLLABORATION
As of the year 2020 OKHTEIN has partnered with UNHCR to support refugees around the world. The aim of this partnership is to raise funds for UNHCR and help save lives and protect the rights of refugees, forcibly displaced communities, and stateless people, and to assist in their voluntary repatriation, local integration or resettlement to a third country.
A sum of money from all purchases of the “Soirée” bags will be donated to the UNHCR. Proceeds will be dedicated to ensure critical emergency assistance in the form of clean water, sanitation and healthcare, as well as shelter, blankets, household goods and sometimes food are offered to refugees around the world. It is to also ensure that all refugees seeking help from the UNHCR have the option to eventually return home, integrate or resettle.
The Lebanese Felucca Campaign
OKHTEIN and UNHCR have come together to help the Lebanese government in this one-of-a-kind auction to benefit the Lebanese August 2020 Explosion Fund. This auction is for OKHTEIN’s one of a kind Swarovski- crystal encrusted Felucca Lebanese flag bag. This piece is made of 100% brass bedazzled with Swarovski crystals designed to represent the Lebanese flag, with an interior made of 100% lamb skin. The bag being auctioned was created by OKHTEIN to represent the artists’ take on the tragedy, using gold tone colors to signify Lebanon’s state in our hearts, further designed with the colors of the Lebanese flag signaling the strength of a country that can never be wiped off the world.