On Tuesday May 24 2016, Walkabout held their first ever collaboration with the luxury brand Bottega Veneta at their Sloane Street location, in celebration of the Chelsea Flower Show. Walkabout supporters, as well as some of Bottega Veneta’s most noteworthy clients, admired their latest Spring collection and mingled over cocktails and canapes. Our co-founder Carolina also spoke about Walkabout, our mission and vision, and thanked the entire team at Bottega for hosting us.
The evening was an overwhelming success with over 80 people attending and Bottega generating a staggering £60,000 in sales in a matter of hours! Bottega Veneta kindly donated 10% of sales to Walkabout, which, including pledges, generated more than £7,000 for our cause. This was by far the most successful brand collaboration for Walkabout to date, which is a testament to the strength of our team and the effectiveness of our message to our donors.
We are now working closely with Bottega Veneta to possibly organise an event in New York; watch this space!