London fashion designers make salad-inspired silk scarves for Pret

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As offices gradually begin to reach capacity, so do central Pret stores, as people line up to get their fifth subscription coffee of the day, or their favorite sarnie for lunch.

Aiming to delight the taste buds of his loyal customers, Pret has launched three new Spring Salads and to celebrate the launch he has teamed up (somewhat unconventionally) with three of London’s rising fashion stars on a collection of scarves. salad-themed silk dress.

Richard Quinn, Daniel W Fletcher and Ashish collaborated with the street food chain, each putting their creative talents to use decorating a 100% silk square scarf inspired by one of three new salads: Miso Chicken & Greens Salad Bowl; Tamari & Eggplant Ginger Salad Bowl and Pesto Pasta Salad Box.

Dressing: Daniel w. Fletcher

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Menswear designer and Netflix N show runner-upposition in fashion Daniel W. Fletcher has created a cabbage and carrot print scarf inspired by the Chicken & Greens Miso Salad Bowl, complete with his signature logo. “When I have a busy day at the studio, a Pret salad always gives me a boost,” Fletcher said. “And the Miso Chicken & Greens Salad Bowl is my new go-to, so I was so happy to be able to get involved in this campaign supporting the fantastic work the Pret Foundation is doing to help reduce homelessness.”

Richard Quinn’s drawing

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“It’s such a great cause to help those who need it most,” acknowledged Richard Quinn, whose elegant black silk scarf features geometric prints of eggplant, radish and edamame beans, with a trim in the designer’s favorite Pepto-Bismol pink.

Ashish’s scarf design, inspired by the pesto salad box, is more kitschy than chic and pays homage to the French name of Pret’s with a “Bon appétit” message surrounded by vegetables. “It’s hard not to be inspired by such fresh ingredients and vibrant flavors,” the designer said. “Most importantly, I’m glad this campaign is supporting a worthy cause.”

Ashish x Pret

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Katherine Bagshawe, UK Food & Coffee Director at Pret A Manger, commented: “Working with three of the UK’s most coveted, creative and up-and-coming designers (and Pret fans) in this SS22 collaboration, they have been able to to help. bring the freshness of our ingredients to life and create a well-dressed moment for all of our customers, not just our salads.

The silk scarves are priced at £30 each (scarves from these designers typically range from £90-£250) and are available to buy on Pret’s Instagram from today. All proceeds will go to The Pret Foundation, a charity that fights homelessness, poverty and hunger across the UK.

A little sewing? All proceeds from scarf creations are donated to charity

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The Foundation was established over 25 years ago and initially focused on donating unsold Pret food each night to those most in need in communities near Pret stores across the country.

The Pret Foundation now also oversees nightly charity van races delivering food to shelters and charities across London, runs the Rising Stars scheme which helps provide employment opportunities for those in need of a second chance and supports grassroots charities. To support those fleeing war in Ukraine, the Foundation also recently launched a Ukrainian employment program, providing paid employment opportunities to Pret, as well as emotional and financial support.

A designer silk scarf for £30 is good at the best of times, but whose profits go directly to such a good charity? It is obvious.

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