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The Current: Dove and Donkey opening Saturday!

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Welcome to the neighborhood! Dove and Donkey – a curated collection of home textiles, objects and accessories – will open in the Seaport on Small Business Saturday! 

See press release below:

November 23, 2020 – Boston, MA – Boston Seaport by WS Development announces another local brand is arriving at The CurrentDove and Donkey will open on Small Business Saturday, November 28, 2020, allowing shoppers to delight in curated objects for the home, including alpaca throw blankets from Peru and robes from Argentina, mid-century hand blown glass from West Virginia, handmade palm baskets from Mexico, and apparel and accessories such as retro hand-knit tube socks. The women owned, local brand is excited to share its curated and unique home objects and textiles from around the world during the holiday season at The Current. In January 2021, the brand will pop-up at The Street Chestnut Hill, another WS Development outdoor shopping and dining destination. Both of Dove and Donkey’s pop-ups will showcase art created by teens employed by Artists For Humanity (AFH), a Boston-based non-profit providing under-resourced teens the keys to self-sufficiency through paid employment in art and design. Artists For Humanity will retain 100% of the proceeds from the sale of their art and shoppers who purchase AFH art at the pop-ups will receive a 10% discount on any Dove and Donkey home textile. For a complete holiday shopping experience, Dove and Donkey at The Current neighbors the recently opened Madison Reed, as well as five local brands: Organic Bath Co., InjeaniusCupcake MojoHarvey Traveler, and Uwila Warrior

Founded by powerhouses Sheila Galligan and Jadine Greenaway in May 2020, Dove and Donkey began online before popping up at SoWa Sundays this fall. The brand builds on Sheila’s many years in the world of interior design and Jadine’s extensive experience working in the luxury goods market at Barneys New York, as well as her design approach, which is greatly influenced by her upbringing in Montserrat, West Indies. Expect a collection of home textiles, objects and accessories that are unique in texture and design, yet multi-functional and versatile. With an eye for sustainability and production and a respect for their artisan partners and the planet, Sheila and Jadine pointedly seek out small factories and cooperatives that have a positive working environment as well as equitable pay practices.

At the pop-ups, shoppers can find hand-knit goods from small-scale alpaca farmers and artists from across Peru – think hand crocheted and embroidered throws from artisans in the country’s Arequipa and Callalli regions – and look for a Hey Baby, What’s Your Sign throw, a baby alpaca blanket with hand-embroidered zodiac signs in various colors. Dove and Donkey will also carry a range of products from Argentina, from robes that can be worn in and outside of the home, to bedcovers, pillow shams and placemats made in Massachusetts with fabrics sourced from Argentina. Visitors can also discover handmade palm baskets from Guerrero, Mexico alongside pottery from local artists in Boston and New Bedford and colorful mid-century hand-blown glass pieces from West Virginia. 

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