The Samburu Project: A Fashion, Photography, Philanthropic Focus
An Interview with Kristen Kosinski, CEO, Samburu Project, Delia Douglas, Publicist, Samburu Project, Michael Hermogeno, Photographer for Samburu Project Special Events and Stephanie Chavarria, PR Coordinator for Forever 21
By Amy McGranahan
In a tightly secured soiree under the iconic LA Mart chair, The Samburu Project celebrated the launch of their Forever 21 Give Love line last spring. Bold beats, real reels and breathtaking Samburu photographs set the early, powerful mood leading to an inviting F21 popup shop. Earth tones and rich colors alike patterned Samburu-inspired sandals, tote bags, dresses both flowing and tight, heavenly soft cotton tops and irresistible bikini separates.
The Samburu Project was founded in 2005 by CEO Kristen Kosinski, after leaving her executive chair in the entertainment industry to pursue her true passion. Inspired by the warmth, vibrant culture and indomitable spirit of the Samburu women who spend most hours of most days in search of water for their village, Kristen established TSP to bring wells and water to the Samburu people. Now seven years old and 40 wells deep, TSP has provided water to over 40,000 people in the Samburu villages of Kenya. ASTONISH met with Kristen, the TSP staff, and Forever 21 PR Coordinator to discuss the line, the launch, and the cause.
About Amy McGranahan: I enjoy finding moments of art throughout the day. I really like writing, it reminds me of art, but with lots of rules.