Girl Scouts of the USA and Diane von Furstenberg champion girls and women through new Girl Scout-branded items.
In celebration of International Women’s Day and Girl Scout Week, Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) is collaborating with fashion designer and philanthropist Diane von Furstenberg on a limited-edition silk scarf (USD 150) and wristlet (USD 45), available to purchase for a limited time beginning March 2020. Diane donated her design of Girl Scouts’ iconic trefoil, with both items reflecting her bold and creative take on prints.
GSUSA and Diane von Furstenberg are united in championing female ambition in order to prepare today’s girls to become the women they want to be. In a world that undeniably needs more female leaders who create positive change, every purchase of the scarf and wristlet is an investment in girls determined to become the next wave of courageous and influential leaders.
GSUSA has a rich history of working with renowned fashion designers such as Bill Blass and Halston. This is the organization’s first time working with Diane von Furstenberg—a woman dedicated to inspiring and supporting girls and women to be #InCharge, which aligns with Girl Scouts’ mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.
“Working with a woman of Diane’s prestige to create these pieces has been such a privilege,” shared GSUSA CEO Sylvia Acevedo. “Her trailblazing work and her commitment to supporting female ambition reflect the values we’ve instilled in our girls for over 100 years. We’re so excited that, through this collaboration, Girl Scout alums and women of all ages can support Girl Scouts and the next generation of female leaders by proudly wearing these original Diane von Furstenberg designs.”
“Collaborating with Girl Scouts is a true honor for me, and an opportunity to allow girls and women to feel #InCharge,” said Diane von Furstenberg. “I’m thrilled to bring this vibrant print to life, featuring the iconic Girl Scout trefoil, and to donate a unique design to the premier leadership organization for girls. To empower a girl is to empower the woman she will become.”
The scarf and wristlet are available exclusively for purchase through Girl Scouts of the USA. To learn more about the collaboration and to purchase the items, visit www.girlscoutshop.com/DVF
We are Girl Scouts of the USA
We are 2.5 million strong—more than 1.7 million girls and 750000 adults who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ to change the world. Our extraordinary journey began more than 100 years ago with the original G.I.R.L., Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low. On March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia, she organized the very first Girl Scout troop, and every year since, we have honoured her vision and legacy, building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. We are the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. And, with programmes from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success. To volunteer, reconnect, donate, or join, visit www.girlscouts.org
Diane von Furstenberg is a fashion designer, philanthropist and Founder and Chairwoman of the company that bears her name. In 1974, she created the iconic wrap dress, which became a symbol of power and independence for women all over the world and grew into a global brand. She acted as President of the CFDA from 2006 to 2015 and served as its Chairwoman from 2015 to 2019. In 2010, she established the DVF Awards to honour extraordinary women. Her memoir, The Woman I Wanted To Be, was published in 2014 and has been translated in six languages. In 2015, she was named one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People and the following year, she received the CFDA Swarovski Award for Positive Change. In September of 2019, Diane von Furstenberg was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame honoured for her leadership and achievements, which have changed the course of history. She currently serves on the boards of Vital Voices, The Shed, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures and the Statue of Liberty–Ellis Island Foundation. An HBO documentary entitled Liberty: Mother of Exiles aired in Fall of 2019 and further enlightens the public on the history of the monument and DVF’s dedication in raising funds to bring the institution to life.