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Women for Women International is thrilled to enter the third year of our amazing partnership with Mint Velvet.

As a company founded by three women, female empowerment is central to Mint Velvet’s ethos. Mint Velvet have championed the message of sisterhood through their ongoing support of women survivors of war demonstrated through campaigns such as We Are Women and #ShareYourHeart.

Mint Velvet’s founders are also personally committed to helping the women we serve rebuild their lives. Liz Houghton and Lisa Agar-Rea have sponsored women from Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo through our year-long training programme.

Women for Women International Ambassador Savannah Miller and Executive Director Brita Fernandez Schmidt model the sweatshirt. Photo: Mint Velvet


For the third year, Mint Velvet have designed a piece to celebrate International Women’s Day and raise funds for women survivors of war!
Mint Velvet have created two sweatshirts; a womenswear sweatshirt and a mini-me version for children.

Demonstrating their continued commitment to the women we serve, Mint Velvet are donating 100% of the profits from the sweatshirts to Women for Women International.


For International Women’s Day 2019, Mint Velvet created a knit which championed sustainable fashion whilst raising awareness and vital funds for our work. The knit was created from a sustainable blend made up of 80% recycled fibres. 

Finished with a leopard print heart, Mint Velvet asked their customers to #ShareYourHeart and celebrate all the incredible things that can be achieved when women support each other.
Mint Velvet also marked Giving Tuesday 2019 with a donation of £10 per sale which was equally divided between four chosen charities.

Mint Velvet Tshirt
Photo: Mint Velvet

International Women's Day 2018

Mint Velvet designed a Breton t-shirt, with ‘We Are Women’ embroidered on the sleeve to support our partnership and celebrate International Women’s Day. Mint Velvet donated a life-changing £47,000 to our work in 2018.


Meet Claudine

"I know that I should take courage because I survived a hard situation. It was hard but now I’m here." Our partnership with Mint Velvet will help women like Claudine rebuild their lives.