The Bensley Collection puts ‘trashion’ in the shop window
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No strangers to a bit of aesthetic flair, Bensley Collection – Shinta Mani Wild has launched a new on-site fashion boutique — which all profits going to wildlfie conservation NGO, Wildlife Alliance — within the luxury tented camp, deep in the Cambodian countryside.
The opening comes hot on the heels of the opening of a similar outlet, Shinta Mani Shop With A ♥ boutique in Siem Reap, which raises cash for various CSR projects supported by Bensley’s Shinta Mani Foundation.
In addition to the popular soft furnishings and objet d’art the designer and architect has created and curated from his global travels, the store also stocks a range of trendy one-off bejewelled upcycled denim jackets, a style of haberdashery rocked by Bensely himself.
The recycled and worked items of clothing, which otherwise would have been discarded are bought to life with embroidered badges and sequined patches all themed around nature, wildlife and Cambodia, are bought back to life by Bensley’s team of talented artists and designers. These pair nicely with the ‘trashion’ bracelets refashioned out of confiscated snares.
The jackets have proved extremely popular with 40 already sold before the official launch with people literally buying them of Bill Bensley’s back when he wore them at events, or used them as display props, when he was a keynote speaker such as ILTM and the Global Wellness Summit and TTF 2020 in Bangkok.
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