OBUS x Create Impact have partnered again on a collection that celebrates storytelling and continues to support our work in Ethiopia.

In 2020, OBUS x Create Impact joined forces on an Art Auction fundraiser, held in conjunction with the OBUS X OLANA JANFA collaboration. Together we raised over $11,000, which helped us to build two new classrooms at Medaghi Primary school.

When Obus Founder, Kylie found out the Create Impact team where returning to Ethiopia in March 2023, an idea came to mind to build
on the partnership and create something extra special. Using coloured markers and paper for the first time, the children of Segno Gebeya Primary School were asked to draw their ‘Favourite Thing’ or ‘Favourite Animal’.

I’ve loved working with the kids drawings, and knowing that OBUS has been a tiny part of their  journey! It feels so special to be able to continue this partnership and have a meaningful impact.” – Obus Founder, Kylie.

Full of creativity and joy, these unique and personal drawings made their way back to Australia where Kylie created two prints – ANIMAL KINGDOM and FAVOURITE THINGS. Obus is proud to share this Summer capsule of feel-good styles, in Organic Cotton Jersey & crisp Cotton Poplin. 10% of profits from each collaboration piece directly supports Create Impact’s ongoing projects in the area.

The collection includes an OBUS x Create Impact Tote Bag, at RRP $30 is perfect for the giving season. 50% of profits will be donated from each OBUS x Create Impact Tote sold, and a school child will also receive a much-needed school bag featuring the ANIMAL KINGDOM print. As part of the collaboration, 2000 school bags were specially designed and made from durable Recycled PET.

What makes this collaboration so special is having the imagery come directly from the kids. There was so much joy in their creations and they were so proud to be contributing to raising funds for their community.” – Create Impact Founder, Georgina