Entries Tagged as 'For-Benefit'

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

New pop-up shop for August: FASHION LOVES COLOR

  Things have been quiet around here… because I’ve been prepping for a new pop-up shop! These colorful beauties and more will be available this August in my online store, plus I’ll be sharing it in person in Austin at MOSS on the 3rd and in San Francisco at Rare Device on the 17th & [...]

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Half off at Hammerpress + all proceeds benefit Oklahoma City tornado victims

In a stroke of generosity — for Oklahoma City tornado victims and for letterpress lovers everywhere — everything at Hammerpress is half off today through Sunday, and all proceeds benefit the Red Cross for OKC tornado relief. It must be time for a late spring cleaning at my favorite letterpress shop, because this is a steal of a deal. I’m [...]

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

My winning FashionABLE + ONE scarves have arrived

  My sources tell me that less than 500 out of 1500 Genet scarves are still available, and after that, this design will be gone for good! Following the scarf design contest I won at Alt Summit in January, the scarves went on sale last month, and mine just arrived on Saturday. I haven’t taken it [...]

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Pre-order now! Introducing the Genet Scarf from FashionABLE & ONE, designed by Janette

 Remember how in December I entered a scarf design contest and in January 600 bloggers voted my design as the winner? Today, my scarf is on pre-sale for delivery by Mother’s Day! From FashionABLE in partnership with the ONE Campaign. And did I mention that the scarf’s producer and I share the same name?! I [...]

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Sunny days in the Bay

Kirby Cove, where have you been all my life? On Saturday some friends and I discovered our new favorite sunny day spot, just a quick drive across the Golden Gate Bridge followed by an easy one-mile hike. It’s one of the most beautiful beaches I’ve ever been to. Incredible views, protection from the wind, lapping waves [...]

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

The results are in: My scarf design will be produced soon by FashionABLE!

Sometimes it’s incredible how things come together. Five years ago, I started this blog, promoting brands that respect people and the environment. Two years ago, I wrote a post about FashionABLE, a for-benefit company that sells scarves woven by women in Africa. Also two years ago I first attended Alt, a mind-blowingly fantastic blogging conference in Salt Lake [...]

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

With Benefits: Summer Sunglasses

This post is the fifth in a series I’ve written on for-benefit companies — for-profit models that inherently benefit social causes — for the men’s ethical fashion site Well Spent (formerly Commerce with a Conscience), where Brad creates daily features as well as the most well-curated product guide for conscientious men’s style out there. One out of five people [...]

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

TOMS new one-for-one is… eyewear!

You buy a pair of sunglasses, they give a pair of eyeglasses to someone in need. Just like Warby Parker did with their launch a little over a year ago, TOMS founder Black Mycoskie identified an opportunity to change people’s lives with the gift of sight. But unlike Warby Parker, TOMS will sell sunglasses rather [...]

Monday, May 9th, 2011

What will TOMS’ next one-for-one product be? Guess!

As TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie announced this spring, beginning June 7, TOMS will no longer be a “shoe company,” but a “one-for-one company.” In exactly one month the brand will introduce a new product that will have the same buy one, give one model as the eponymous shoes. The only question is… what will it [...]

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Your new favorite scarf: Both ethically made and fashionABLE!

By my estimation, fashionABLE is as much a company about redemption as it is about scarves. The African-based scarf brand employs and empowers women who previously worked as prostitutes, and it takes every opportunity to tell each woman’s story. My Bezuayhu scarf (top) is a nice sublte design and the perfect weight. (Especially for spring!) It’s [...]

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Kate Spade X Women for Women International

I didn’t know today was International Women’s Day until I got this email from Kate Spade — so Happy Women’s Day! To celebrate, they’re unveiling a small collection of accessories handmade by women in Rwanda via Women for Women International, including these black-and-white seed bead pieces ($95 & $45), also available in several other colors. The pink [...]

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

New styles at Warby Parker

Fourteen lovely new styles now available from Warby Parker, still just $95 each — but you’re on their mailing list and already knew that, didn’t you? (I wish they’d had these larger-opening frame styles when I was shopping! I instead ended up spending a fair bit more on a pair from SEE Eyewear. But they [...]

Friday, January 28th, 2011

This month’s Uniform Project LBD designed by Edelwiess by Sarah

Have you been keeping up with The Uniform Project? After Sheena Matheiken wore the same dress each day for a full year, the second year of her project kicked off last August and is getting a makeover every 30 days or so. Each month, a different “Pilot” has her own LBD designed and shares daily photos [...]

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Gift it: PACT holiday undies, benefitting Haiti

Stocking stuffer of awesomeness, anyone? PACT men’s and women’s underwear has always donated 10% of each purchase to your choice of their selected causes, but with each sale of the Winter Lights designs they recently launched, they’ll donate a solar lantern to a family in need in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Priced at $18-$22 for women, and $24-$26 for men.

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Gift it: “Love Is Waiting” tee for expecting mamas + A giveaway

You remember my friend Heather, who’s an amazing designer and has collaborated with me on all of the Fashion Loves People tee designs? Well she and her husband Aaron have been on quite the journey this year — they’ve applied and made it onto the waiting list to adopt a little boy from Ethiopia. They are incredibly [...]

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Lemlem scarves

Have you seen Lemlem? Supermodel Liya Kebede (click here for a face shot — you’ll recognize her from runways and J.Crew campaigns) founded the brand in 2007 to create a new market for the work of traditional weavers in her home country of Ethiopia. Pretty awesome. They go for $75 and up and are available [...]

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Suno Spring 2011

Another amazing collection from Suno! There’s so much good styling inspiration here. All ethically made in Kenya. Shoes designed as a collab with Loeffler Randall. Check out more close-ups over at Style Bubble! Suno is available at Opening Ceremony. Images from Style.com.

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Checking in with Warby Parker

Last week, we published the second post in my “With Benefits” series at Commerce With A Conscience — this one about Warby Parker and its one-for-one donation model. You can read the full post here. For the article, I chatted over email with Neil Blumenthal, one of the brand’s four co-founders. He gave me some background [...]