Scarf Stories: The Scout Collection


In Scarf Stories, we write in appreciation of the people and characters for whom the Malena scarves are named. In this edition, we marvel at one of the most vivid and dauntless young characters in American literature, Scout Finch of Harper Lee’s classic work, To Kill a Mockingbird. Through Scout’s eyes and voice, we learned that the struggle to distinguish right from wrong, and to do right even when it is most difficult, begins in childhood and lasts one’s whole life. Below are our thoughts on why the Scout collection was named for her. Read more


Why We Do What We Do

Flynn in Rwanda


I woke up to this note from one of our partners, and wanted to share it here, as it’s what Malena is all about. It’s why we do what we do. Read more


Malena in the Press


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“Overcoming Poverty Is Not a Task of Charity, It Is an Act of Justice”: Nelson Mandela’s Legacy of Freedom



For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” ~Nelson Mandela Read more


In the Cool August Moon: Farewell to Summer from Malena


Have you had your fill of summer sunsets and lemonade so cold the water condenses on the outside of the glass as you sip it? Have you saturated your hair to the snapping-off point with salt spray and tested the ray-blocking capacities of your favorite sunglasses on a long road trip with nothing to do but stare at the horizon? Have you worn your footprints indelibly into the insole of your best-loved pair of sandals? If not, don’t fret. You can’t hold on to the present, and you still have one last weekend to embrace every bit of sweaty, wild, light-filled summertime joy this year. In the spirit of wringing every drop out of the season, we at Malena want to share with you a few more things we’ve been loving or longing for during these lovely warm months.
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