We love companies that give back, and one of our favorites is MADE (Make A Difference Everyday), a new social purpose footwear company which partners with celebrities, impactful artists, and aid organizations to raise funds and help spread social change in the world.
Backed with an experienced design, manufacturing, entertainment, and international development team, the first MADE collaboration is an exclusive partnership with child-centered, global development organization Plan International USA to launch a new collection of stylish and contemporary footwear.
“At MADE we have a clear mission to use our collective power to create positive change in the world. By making great looking shoes in partnership with leading celebrities, creative artists, and aid agencies we are giving consumers the opportunity to support a cause that they are most passionate about,” says Lisa Zbitnew, MADE spokesperson. Designed in collaboration with Plan, a percentage of all MADE Plan shoe sales will support the Because I am a Girl initiative to directly help lift four million girls in the developing world out of poverty.
The Plan Because I am a Girl collection features four distinct shoe designs, crafted by one of the world’s leading shoe manufacturers to feel good and look great. Each shoe was designed to inspire the wearer to have fun wearing the shoes while participating in transformative change through support of the Because I am a Girl initiative. “Plan is one of the world’s leading NGOs and so to partner with them to benefit Because I am a Girl was a perfect fit for the MADE mission. We are proud to support this initiative, and couldn’t be more thrilled with the cool shoe designs!” continues Zbitnew.
Plan’s Because I am a Girl shoes
- Plan Women’s Lindsay – A stylish lace-up canvas sneaker in a warm blue hue, accented with a rich pink trimming and features the iconic Because I am a Girl logo imprint
- Plan Women’s Meg – A classic slip-on canvas sneaker with color matched plaid and a contemporary vibe
- Plan Women’s Shanna – A lace-up white printed canvas sneaker with freestyle swirls in multi-colored hues of striking electric blue and pink
- Plan Women’s Tessie – A slip-on canvas sneaker that makes a dramatic statement with rich black, pink trim, and side signature swirls
Each pair of shoes features an embossed MADE logo and Because I am a Girl word mark on the heel, making a subtle but clear statement of support for girls in developing countries who face discriminatory access to education, nutrition, legal rights, medical care, and protection from violence and early marriage. MADE shoes are sized 5 to 11, retail for $59.99 USD and are available at www.made-shoes.com
The Plan Because I am a Girl shoe collection is the first in a series of MADE collections to be announced in 2015, each supporting a different cause, but with a singular mission – to make the world a better place for those in need.
To learn more about MADE visit www.made-shoes.com
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