If you're looking for a way to have chic, comfortable clothes that actually make a difference in the world, look no further than Obakki. Founded by Treana Peake in 2005, Obakki is a fashion line of detailed garments, and a corresponding foundation that drills water wells in South Sudan. 100% of donations go directly to drilling wells so families can build homes and establish communities around these stabile sources of water. On top of a real philanthropic impact, Obakki also has really lovely clothes--it's a win-win for all involved. We caught up with Treana Peake, the founder and mastermind behind Obakki to find out how she "makes it" and makes fashion with a purpose.
I grew up in a cottage on Lake Michigan, just hours from the Canadian border. As a Midwestern girl, I appreciate unassuming, practical clothes. My boots should keep my toes warm and I want to wear the same shirt twice a week, without anyone noticing. This is why I'm a little obsessed with clothing designed by our neighbors to the North. The Canadian brands I love are simple and sophisticated. The outerwear blocks the weather and the under layers are beautiful and basic. Perfect for the cottage or the city: I swear.