Melissa's Travels

Shop: Indagare Safari Jacket

Indagare's safari jackets bring together fashion, travel and positive change. They were inspired by our Insider Journey to Rwanda last September when we met Joselyne Umutoniwase, an innovative designer, who teamed up with us to create a stylish travel jacket. On that same trip, we were lucky to spend time with some of the incredible students of Gashora Girls Academy, so we decided to dedicate a portion of sales from the jackets to funding their education. Women leaders have been a key to the incredible rebirth of Rwanda, and we want to support and celebrate them.

Each jacket costs $298 (plus shipping), with $50 benefiting the Gashora Girls Academy, a science and technology secondary school where 95% of the students go on to university. These girls are the future of Rwanda, and they take that opportunity and privilege seriously.

Watch...the stories of the girls of Gashora Girls Academy: Educating Girls Changes EverythingThe Girls of Gashora - College Bound

Since I received the first jacket Joselyne created for me, the navy one with orange parrots, I have test driven it on my travels to Bolivia, Egypt and Peru (see below). The weight works in hot climates with only a t-shirt or in cold temperatures with sweaters or even a down jacket underneath. It has lots of pockets for passports, phone, sunglasses etc and wears well with few wrinkles. In fact, I now also have the khaki cotton and linen army green ones. They are practical, fashionable and empower the next generation, so buy one for your travels or to give to a traveler.

—Melissa Biggs Bradley

For more information and to order one of the safari jackets, contact us.

The Collection

The safari jackets (S, M, L) are available in khaki (cotton twill), navy (cotton twill) and olive green (currently sold out). They are custom-orders and are available with no motif at all or with parrots, sundials, flowers or dream catchers (currently sold out); orders take 6-8 weeks and ship to the U.S. from Rwanda. Each costs $298, plus shipping.

From left to right:

Double Parrot, in navy (cotton twill); $298 Sundial, in khaki (cotton twill); $298. Plain, in khaki (cotton twill); $298

For more information and to order one of the safari jackets, contact us.

Left: Purple Flowers, in olive green (currently sold out); $298. Right: Dreamcatcher, in khaki (cotton twill); $298

Read More

Read more about Joselyne Umutoniwase and the Rwanda Clothing Company.Melissa's Travels: A Plane Trip to Inspiration: Rwanda

Published onMarch 7, 2018

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