Bet you didn’t think you would ever see First Lady Michelle Obama wearing fashion from online retailer ASOS. Shelly O and First Daughters Sasha and Malia are currently on a diplomatic trip to South Africa, and during a visit to the Emthonjeni Community Center in Zandspruit Township, Mrs. Obama stepped out wearing a printed sleeveless oversized shirt by ASOS Africa.
Made in the Kenyan city of Mombasa, ASOS Africa is a collection of African-made, sustainably created clothing, and is dedicated to providing employment to underprivileged communities in Kenya.
A portion of the proceeds from each sale of an item from the collection is used in support of SOKO, a clothing production workshop whose aim is to “create a sustainable and creative long term solution to Kenya’s economic crisis by promoting community driven, ethical and environmentally aware trade in fashion.”
So by purchasing Michelle Obama’s ASOS Africa shirt for only $60, you’ll be helping both your wardrobe, and a more than worthy cause. If you want Mrs. O’s complete look, get both her linen vest, and matching linen cuffed trousers from J. Crew.