Otara and Embark were recently featured on popular video blogger Nas Daily’s episode of ‘Outliers.’ From being the first woman in Sri Lanka to take a company public, to her passion for saving the Street Dogs of Sri Lanka, view the entire story here; https://www.facebook.com/nasdaily/videos/793765417901666/  

Otara and Embark recently made headlines across the globe….all the way in Cuba! She shares her story in an article published in ‘El Refugio,’ a magazine dealing with animal protection issues in Cuba. Although the article is in Spanish, it is soon to be published in English as well. Click here: https://elrefugiocuba.org/2021/03/25/otara-doblemente-millonaria/

With the onset of the 10-day lockdown in the Western Province and with many parts still under quarantine curfew, Embark initiated a feeding program for many of the hungry street dogs and even cats! To date, the initiative has been successful in feeding over 100 dogs daily in the areas of Fort, Maradana and Borella… Read More »

The second annual Embark Volunteer Awards was held at the Lighthouse Auditorium and Lawns on the 16th of December 2019. The Embark Volunteer Awards Ceremony celebrated the achievements of the Embark Volunteers who have played a pivotal role in the success of many Embark activities, dedicating their time and energy towards supporting this cause and… Read More »

Embark, entrepreneur philanthropist Otara Gunewardene’s unique fashion brand with a cause, has forayed into independent retail with the opening of its first standalone store in Sri Lanka in the picturesque Galle Fort. With a completely new look, the 5,500 square foot vibrant Embark store at 33, Lighthouse Street brings to life the pooch-inspired themes of… Read More »

July 20, 2015 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s fashion brand supported animal welfare programme, Embark has performed 2592 street dogs vaccinations, 1458 sterilizations and 51 adoptions, in first quarter of 2015-16, a statement said. Embark and partner organisations have vaccinated 2,592 stray dogs, performed 1,458 sterilisations and given a total of 51 puppies in adoption between… Read More »

When the Gallagés welcomed a new companion in to the family home at Mattegoda recently, their compassion had helped Embark reach another milestone of no little significance. Eight week old Sandy, rescued off a by lane at Jawatte Road, Colombo 7, was the 2000th street pooch to find a foster home through the efforts of… Read More »

Sigiriya, the most visited historic site in Sri Lanka and its environs have become the latest example of responsible management of community canines, following the completion of the third phase of the Sigiriya Animal Protection Project by Embark. The unique fashion brand linked to community animal welfare has reported that its team has conducted a… Read More »

Embark, the fashion brand that promotes passion for community animals, has relocated its retail space within Odel’s flagship store at Alexandra Place, to better serve its ‘pashionable’ customers and fans. The Embark section at the Atrium Lobby of the store is now located near the store’s Ward Place entrance, near the gift-wrap counter. Vibrant new… Read More »

What better Christmas gift to have than an adorable puppy in your Christmas stocking this Christmas?  That’s exactly what happened at Odel on 22 December, when Odel’s celebrity pooch, Niko hosted Christmas with Niko to coincide with Christmas Adoption Day, giving pooch lovers a day of seasonal cheer, fun and excitement, with a chance to… Read More »

Embark’s latest star Rozzy, rescued from Rosmead Place and the third street puppy to be adopted by Otara, has inspired a new clothing and accessories collection. Stylish in her own right, Rozzy displays some of the characteristics of a contemporary ‘Marilyn Monroe’ – she is confident, fashion conscious and just a little bit of a… Read More »

Former street dogs and the ‘Pashionable People’ who have given them homes are to have their day in the limelight when Odel’s community animal welfare programme Embark provides them an opportunity to strut their stuff next month. A fashion show, dog show, dog grooming and doggy art are only some of the colourful events planned… Read More »

Aspiring rock stars have been invited head on over to ODEL where Niko, the famous street dog turned fashion mascot is reportedly rocking his good looks with a new collection that can transform one to a star, overnight. Capturing the current trends of the global fashion scene, the new collection is said to be inspired… Read More »

Odel has been acknowledged for ‘Outstanding Contribution by a Corporation’ to the welfare of community animals through its Embark initiative, at the Animals Asia Welfare Awards 2011.These awards, also known as ‘The Andrews’ in memory of Andrew, the first bear to arrive at the Animals Asia Rescue Centre in Chengdu, China, in October 2000, recognise… Read More »