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Stella McCartney Designs Head Scarves To Be Given Away To Chemotherapy Patients

Stella McCartney is using her fashion and design expertise to do some good.

The iconic fashion designer has teamed up with menswear label Rake to design limited edition scarves to be distributed for free among cancer patients at King's College Hospital in London—and also sold online at Harper's Bazaar to raise money for charity.

The heartwarming project hits close to home for the 42-year-old fashionista, whose own mother Linda lost her battle to breast cancer at the age of 56.

McCartney opened up to Harper's Bazaar about the collaboration, which she did not hesitate to become a part of, noting how important it is to feel your best while battling a life-threatening illness.

"The reality is that when you're ill, your confidence is very low, and you hold yourself differently," the mother of four explains. "I think that, when facing the big things, it is important that we remember that the little things are important too."

There are currently three immaculately-designed headscarves for sale on the Harper's Bazaar online store(proceeds will go to King's College Hospital Charity), as well as a paisley pocket square, which are all funded by Coutts Bank.

The scarves with Stella's design stamp come in an animal print pattern as well as a multi-print design with a burgundy accent border. Prices for the headscarves begin at £145 (about $231).

Each patient treated at the chemotherapy ward at King's College Hospital will receive a headscarf over the next year.

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