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Only the brave

In 2008, OTB established a nonprofit organization Only The Brave Foundation, as a pillar of the group’s corporate philanthropy and social responsibility initiatives. Our mission is to rebalance social inequality and contribute to the sustainable development of underprivileged communities around the world. 

Based on simplified and effective project selection principles: innovation, direct social impact and sustainability, Only The Brave Foundation has invested in about 200 social-environmental development projects, benefiting the lives of over 180,000 people across the world and contiually generating a long-lasting positive impact on the society. 

Brave actions for a better world.

Rialto bridge

In 2012, OTB won the bid of Venice City Council to sponsor the restoration of Rialto Bridge. With €5 million of funding from OTB, the project has been completed in 2016, which had minimal impact on the pedestrians walking across the bridge. It was the first complete restoration project since Rialto was rebuilt in 1590, bringing its magnificence back to the world.



In 2013, Staff International signed a deal with Ifitalia Group BNP Paribas, to allow its suppliers to access credit at the same favored conditions as OTB. This opportunity is offered to all actors of the production chain, selected on the basis of objective and transparent parameters of the quality and reliability of the services provided

Project C.A.S.H

Operation C.A.S.H. (Credito Agevolato Suppliers Help) aspires to contribute to the development and improvement of the overall performance of the industry, honoring Italian excellence and supporting Made in Italy

Food Recovery

According to Italy’s statistics agency ISTAT, one person out of ten lives under the food poverty threshold in Italy, while 15% of the country’s food production is wasted. This waste amounts to 15 million tons per year (the equivalent of 18€ million), where food services and hospitality account for 20% of the total waste. To tackle this problem, OTB and Only The Brave Foundation partnered with Sodexo and Banco Alimentare del Veneto Onlus to develop a surplus food distribution program

Food Recovery

With the help of Sodexo, ten thousand meals have been distributed as well as fruits, vegetables and bread, for the economic equivalent of over 40,000 euro, which have been redistributed to thousands of people in need in the territory nearby

Maison Margiela aids t-shirt

Since 1994, a special T-shirt bearing the text THERE IS MORE ACTION TO BE DONE TO FIGHT AIDS THAN TO WEAR THIS T-SHIRT BUT IT’S A GOOD START has been present in all Maison Margiela collections. A percentage of the sales of these T-shirts is donated to ‘AIDES’, a French charity dedicated to fighting HIV and looking after patients living with HIV and AIDS (

Maison Margiela Charity

Created in Paris, sold around the world, worn close to the heart, this limited edition T-shirt is exclusively available in the Maison Margiela stores worldwide and on

Marni's Charity Projects

Every year Marni holds various special initiatives and installations, as the yearly charity projects for the Christmas season and for Salone del Mobile.
For each of these activities, Marni creates limited edition special products, made in Colombia by local artisans and women, who gain independence and freedom through their work.

Maerni Social Responsibility

The products are sold exclusively in Marni boutiques and on, and a portion of the proceeds is donated to charity initiatives all over the world, supporting children and aimed at encouraging learning and creativity, and at raising hope for a better future.