The illustrator Torin Ashtun and the writer Leti Sala have collaborated in the creation of a capsule collection, whose profits will be donated to the Spanish NGDO Mundo Cooperante and its initiative Being a girl is a right
Through this project, is supporting four social organisations in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Ethiopia which promote the education and schooling of girls in a vulnerable situation
Celebrated on 8 March since 1975, International Women’s Day is an opportunity to recognise the achievements of women, by supporting and giving visibility to their talent.
Mango believes in the power of collaboration and female talent, and this year it is joining the celebration by crossing the paths of two women and exceptional artists, to create a capsule collection whose profits will be donated to social causes. Californian artist Torin Ashtun and Barcelona writer Leticia Sala engage in dialogue in a creative meeting to combine brushstrokes and poetry. The result is two women’s t-shirts, a men’s t-shirt and a tote bag that combine their discourses. A key aspect of the creative process of this collection is that both artists have worked exclusively via the digital medium, given the physical distance between their respective places of residence and the current situation, something that has not prevented them from executing the project. For the campaign, the brand has collaborated with the photographer Carlota Guerrero who, through her unique vision of femininity, has created unmistakable, thought-provoking and powerful images for the occasion.
Between the race-related and environmental statements of Torin’s canvases and the thought-provoking digital poems of Leti, which analyse the interpersonal relationships of our times, there is a common thread which both express in a single voice: the role of women.
All profits obtained from the sale of this collection will be donated to support the activities of four social organisations in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Ethiopia which promote the education and schooling of girls in a vulnerable situation. Through the Spanish NGDO Mundo Cooperante and its initiative Being a girl is a right, Mango will collaborate with Welfare Association for Development Alternative (WADA), in Bangladesh; Jabala Action Research Organisation, in India; Health and Rural Development Balochistan (HARD), in Pakistan, and Wabe Children’s Aid and Training (WCAT), in Ethiopia.
Last year, the firm collaborated in a similar manner with the Mexican artist Ana Leovy in a capsule collection, donating all profits to the Vicente Ferrer Foundation to promote gender-equality programmes in southern India, principally focused on bridging the gender gap (educational and economic), fighting against all forms of violence against women and promoting the empowerment, independence and active participation of women in society.
Torin Ashtun is a Los Angeles artist whose vibrant works have captivated people around the world. Her artistic disciplines include painting, design, sculpture and writing. The work of Ashtun is currently inspired by a distinctive form of tulip, which often appears in her acrylic paintings. The tulips are a familiar form she uses to create a common story running through each medium.
Leti Sala writes poetry and prose from Barcelona. Her first book, Scrolling after sex, was published in 2018. She regularly collaborates with Vogue España, a magazine she writes poems and small pieces for. She finds her inspiration in flowers, aeroplanes and supermarkets. She has collaborated with Mango for several years, forming part of the Mango Girls.