Here's how the world gets to be a better place: small acts of generosity and creativity that build momentum. A Brooklyn friend has a mission that I think you'll find intriguing: promote women by showcasing amazing products and amazing projects. The concept is called Maiden Nation.
Here's how it works: Raise some money via sales, raise awareness via community. It's a simple model. And I like it when I can understand the cause so clearly. Julianna, Willa and Elizabeth (the Co-Founders) aim to find ethical fashion to share with the world and to reinvest the profits into women'??s entrepreneurship projects.
Tomorrow they will showcase a special launch product at the Glamour Magazine Woman of the Year awards (read all about it here). The GLAMOUR Kiss Kiss Bracelet by Chan Liu ($25) is the height of boho chic. The bracelet got it's name from the signature Haitian greeting of a peck on each cheek. MAIDEN NATION worked with the artist and members of Hands Together Cooperative in Haiti, to create this trendy accessory.
Each purchase will help the survivors of the 2010 earthquake build a new life by supporting this new business. Additionally, for every bracelet sold, $6 will be donated to Sean Penn's J/P Haitian Relief Organization to support community development in Haiti. Additionally, to support victims in the U.S. and Haiti coping with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Maiden Nation will also donate $2 to the American Red Cross. Wow, that's a lot of giving from a $25 gift. Maybe you should get 2?
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