Tag Archives: Marketplace

TOMS X Operation Change

Last week we brought you the launch of the TOMS Marketplace fall collection and we couldn’t be more excited. We now offer over 300 globally inspired, socially conscious products, and every product has a story. LSTN Headphones is one of our Marketplace partners with a truly incredible story, and a very memorable giving partner. Determined to make the world a better place through the power of music and consumers, LSTN founders Bridget Hilton and Joe Huff have created a line of headphones that also helps restore hearing to people in need through the Starkey Hearing Foundation. Each year, the Starkey…

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Marketplace Feature: Melody Murray, Founder of JOYN

What compelled you and your husband to travel to Uganda your first summer as newlyweds? We were crazy – crazy in love and crazy dreamers. We had big dreams from the day we met. David and I grew up in amazing families with opportunities to travel, receive a good education, expand our world view at young ages. We both had a desire to give others who were less fortunate the opportunities that we had been gifted our entire lives. This is one of the main things that drew us to each other initially and still drives us closer to each…

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Marketplace Feature: Krochet Kids intl.

The original idea was to make enough money to pay for a hot-air balloon ride to impress their prom dates. Utilizing a skill unique to most high school boys, Kohl Crecelius, Stewart Ramsey, and Travis Hartanov started taking orders for knit items from classmates. Today, what spawned from a few creative minds and a timeless skill has developed into a full blown non-profit with programming in both Nothern Uganda and Peru. Employing more than 180 women to make hats, clothing and accessories, Krochet Kids intl. works to lift those individuals and their families out of poverty through a fair, consistent…

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Marketplace Feature: One World Futbol

A few words from our friends at One World Futbol- At One World Futbol Project, we’re lucky enough to play every day. In fact, play is an integral part of who we are and everything we do. We believe that in play, every child is a superhero, dreams can be realized, traumatic moments are temporarily forgotten and healing can begin – this is the power of play. At One World Futbol Project and through our nearly indestructible ball, we are changing the game – turning the whole world into a field of play.  The One World Futbol was designed to…

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Marketplace Feature: Noonday Collection

For Jessica Honeggar, it started with a trip to Uganda to visit some friends. It was here that the Noonday Founder and her husband decided to grow their family by adopting from Rwanda. When the adoption process turned more costly then expected, Jessica invited some friends to her home to purchase artisan-made accessories. The style and story behind the products drew an overwhelming response, and the one-time fundraiser unknowingly set the stage for countless trunk shows to come. Today Noonday Collection has grown to something bigger then Jessica could have dreamed for- utilizing fashion and design to create economic opportunity…

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Marketplace Feature: Matthew Clough, Founder of stone + cloth

Matthew Clough is the creative mind behind stone + cloth, the backpack and accessories brand that gives back by helping fund scholarship programs for students in East Africa. Featuring versatile rucksacks for daily commutes or weekend adventures, his style is clean – driven by minimalist design. Native to Michigan, he now calls his live-in workspace in downtown LA home- complete with stellar city views and space to collaborate among walls covered in motivational quotes. Here, he lets us in on a stream of consciousness including his refreshingly simple measure of success, why everyone should have the freedom to do what…

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Marketplace Feature: The Women of Raven + Lily

Based out of Austin, TX Raven + Lily is a socially-conscious lifestyle brand that connects ethical design and women’s empowerment in a line of statement jewelry pieces, accessories, and clothing. Raven + Lily helps employ marginalized artisans in Ethiopia, India, Cambodia, Kenya, and the U.S. at fair wages, providing them with sustainable income, education, healthcare, and the opportunity to break the cycle of poverty for themselves and their families. Here, the women behind Raven + Lily let us into their world, discussing their collaborative creative process, the problem with ‘fast fashion’ and the biggest misconception of Fair-Trade and eco-friendly fashion….

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Marketplace Feature: Genny Davila, Founder of RESQ/CO

Genny Davila knows what it means to be strong. Several years ago she was diagnosed with  multiple sclerosis, which eventually forced her to leave her job as a graphic designer in the action- sports industry. Facing a time of radical change in her life, she turned to what she loved: her dog Moose, and good design. Today she is the founder of RESQ/CO, a socially conscious company that manufactures dog leashes and collars while contributing a portion of its profits to rescue shelters. Here, the multifaceted creative and swap meet extraordinaire teaches us to stay strong and listen to our…

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