At Tanya Taylor, we are dedicated to spreading our passion for color and print, and the joy we believe they bring, beyond the scope of clothing. Eager to get involved with our community and to bring that colorful happiness to the lives of those who need it most, we have established an ongoing partnership with the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Learn more about the work we’re doing below.
Inspired by Tanya's friend, Erin Hazelton, who was diagnosed with breast cancer last year and treated at MSK, we designed a headscarf in three exclusive prints to help women undergoing treatment feel empowered. Before chemotherapy, Hazelton and her daughter shared a bond over their long hair – after losing her hair, Hazelton struggled to find a new way to connect with and look similar to her daughter. Based on this feedback, we also produced matching kids’ sizes so that mothers and daughters going through this experience can match.
In partnership with MSK, we have donated 300 headscarves for women to receive on their first day of chemotherapy, with an additional 200 being donated to the MSK gift shop for purchase.
100% of proceeds from all online headscarf purchases will be donated to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Click to shop here.
We set out to bring joy to the center’s pediatric wing by redesigning the curtains of each exam room. New antimicrobial curtains were installed featuring an abstract brush stroke print meant to inspire dreaming and to help patients feel creative and happy.
Color therapy is about associating color with emotion and finding therapeutic solace in creating art with those colors. We’ve hosted multiple color therapy paint classes with the children and families of the MSK pediatric floor, giving them a creative outlet during a trying time in their lives.
After beginning our work with Memorial Sloan Kettering, we were connected to Sunrise Day Camp at Pearl River, a free summer camp for children with cancer frequented by MSK patients and their siblings. We redesigned and painted the Art Shack, a creative space for the children to make art, and taught a series of art therapy classes to the campers.