April 13, 2016

Honor special bonds with a set of bangles celebrating two of the sky’s most connected constellations and benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.

There comes a time in everyone’s life when they need someone to lean on – someone who will protect them and keep them on the right track. The Big Dipper, like a safe haven, watches over the Little Dipper, symbolic of the unbreakable bonds we share. Across the expansive sky, these beloved groupings of stars are constant reminders that we’re never truly alone.

Shop the new Big and Little Dipper Set of Two Charm Bangles, and ALEX AND ANI will donate 20% of the purchase price with a minimum donation of $25,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.

This campaign is valid through 5/9/16.

April 12, 2016

Earth Day Eco-Tees: Let’s Save the Forests!

Hey humans! As co-habitants of Planet Earth, you might already know that April 22nd is Earth Day-but in case you didn’t, we’re here to tell you we’re doing our part—and here’s how you can help.

Design by Humans has teamed up with the National Forest Foundation and for every tee you buy from our new Eco-Collection in the month of April, we’ll plant a tree.

 

The National Forest Foundation is committed to restoring and sustaining our forests, and with your help, a small portion of the Earth’s resources can be replenished and enjoyed by future generations and sasquatches.

Maybe you can’t get yourself to a forest, are allergic to sap, or maybe you don’t own a shovel…no matter what, we’ve got you covered. All you have to do is get yourself some new threads from our Earth Day Eco-Collection, and we’ll take care of the rest. And as a bonus: your tee, and every tee DBH prints is produced using environmentally-friendly, water-based, phthalate-free inks.

Show your support for your home planet this year. Plant a tree, and look good in the process by rockin’ these tees!

And recycle, always recycle.

To create this collection, we challenged our artists to help us make the world a better place by submitting their very best environmental, nature, wildlife and eco-friendly themed artwork. Here are some of our favorites! You can view the entire collection HERE.

Earthlings by PhilWassellArt From the lowly human to the mighty ant (they’re super strong, look it up), we are all Earthlings. PhilWasselArt keeps it simple and classy on this one, with vibrant colors and plethora of pretty pets to adorn your bod. Dolphin, seahorse, kiwi, the gang’s all here…it’s a regular dream team. Show your support for your fellow space travelers with this awesome colorblock offering from Switzerland.

Meltingsun by Rurara Finally…a shirt that embodies a love for nature AND mind-altering experiences! And of course, by that we mean the natural high one gets from communing with nature. Don’t mind us little deer; just keep drinking from that trippy Technicolor stream made from the melted center of your universe. breathes deeplyBring your Earth Day festival experience to a whole other level with this tasty abstract from Indonesian designer Rurara.

No More Machines by Machmigo Of course we all know how the machines will soon become self-aware and take over in a bid to overthrow everything and subjugate the human race…but what happens next? They run out of power, get rusty, and get taken over by kudzu vines, of course. This robo-jerk found out the hard way that nature always wins, in this beautiful watercolor illustration by U.S. designer Machmigo.

Think Greens by Akhyarisme How eco-conscious are you? Unless you have a tree growing out of your brain, not eco-conscious enough. Subtle old-world styling and bold green shading will remind yourself and others to “think green” this EarthDay, courtesy of Akhyarisme’s thoughtful conservation-themed tapestry design.

Garden of Verses by Radiomode You’ve always heard of Mother Nature…but did you know she has an old man? Yeah, he wears a bowler hat. This sharp and colorful design from artist Radiomode out of Antarctica (Say WHAT???!!!!!), is reminiscent of Bob Ross meets a Clockwork Orange, but it looks gorgeous in the process. Plus, you should buy this tee just to help this guy pay for his crazy internet bill.

 

So there you have it. Any one of the tees from our Eco-Collection will help us to help make the world a better place, thanks to the National Forest Foundation-so do your part and look good doing it!
Check out the entire Eco Collection

March 23, 2016

From March 21 – May 22, SoCal’s iconic specialty coffee and tea retailer will donate a portion of all CoffeeBean.com sales to fund arts and music programs in local public schools

coffee beanThe Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®, Los Angeles’ homegrown specialty coffee and tea retailer for more than 50 years, is partnering with the Adopt the Arts Foundation, a locally-based non-profit organization that works to preserve arts programs in L.A. public schools. From March 21 – May 22,10% of all online sales from CoffeeBean.com will go towards keeping and expanding creative educational programs in the Los Angeles Unified School District. During the two month fundraiser, The Coffee Bean® plans to raise up to $50,000 to fund the Adopt the Arts program furthering their efforts to adopt schools and tapping star power of prominent actors and musicians along the way.

“We are excited to be partnering with a cause that supports education in our hometown of Los Angeles,” said Adam Tabachnikoff, Senior Vice President of Global Brand Strategy for The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®. “Our goal of $50,000 is enough to keep the arts and music program in an elementary school for one year, and our hope is that with the success of our fundraising efforts we will be able to help keep the program growing for years to come.”

Jane Lynch and Matt Sorum with kids who designed artwork for limited edition Adopt the Arts coffee
Jane Lynch and Matt Sorum with kids who designed artwork for limited edition Adopt the Arts coffee

At the beginning of April, coffee lovers can also support the cause by going online to CoffeeBean.com to purchase the limited edition Adopt the Arts coffee ($12.99), a 16 oz. whole bean House Blend that features three different designs from children who have benefitted from the program.

Co-founded by former Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver drummer, Matt Sorum, and activist, Abby Berman, Adopt the Arts has already donated over 1000 instruments to 30 LAUSD schools, as well as provided modern band curriculums, vocal and instrumental classes.  Celebrity supporters include actress and singer, Jane Lynch, who is one of the founding board members of Adopt the Arts, as well as John Stamos, Slash, Juliette Lewis, and others.

“Adopt the Arts is shedding light on the reality of public education and providing an opportunity for people to invest in their community.” Matt Sorum, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director, Adopt the Arts Foundation.

“As the product of a public school arts program including choir and school plays, I can’t imagine school without the arts. Sadly, that’s the case for so many kids in our own city.” says Jane Lynch. “Encouraging a child’s creative imagination makes for a more creative and collaborative adult. It’s a win/win for us all.”

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®’s limited edition Adopt the Arts featuring artwork created by students who have benefitted from the program3The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®’s limited edition Adopt the Arts featuring artwork created by students who have benefitted from the program2The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®’s limited edition Adopt the Arts featuring artwork created by students who have benefitted from the program

About The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®

Born and brewed in Southern California since 1963, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® is the oldest and largest privately-held specialty coffee and tea retailer in the United States. Embodying a passion for connecting loyal customers to one another with carefully handcrafted products, the company is known for sourcing and providing the finest ingredients and flavors from around the world. For more than 50 years, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® has demonstrated a passion for product innovation epitomized by The Original Ice Blended® drink. The company has grown to be an international icon and currently has more than 1,000 stores spanning across 30 countries. Please visit CoffeeBean.com for more information.

About Adopt the Arts

In collaboration with well-known artists, entrepreneurs, policy makers and the general public, Adopt the Arts is dedicated to improving the academic performance of every child, through the gift of making music and art. ATA is focused on developing strategic relationships with educators, administrators, and board members to ensure that most underserved schools in the district are identified and ultimately, helped. Co-founders Abby Berman and Matt Sorum believe that it is morally and ethically incumbent upon the public-at-large to foster the creativity, hopes, dreams and imaginations of our children.

To date, ATA has fully funded the music program in two schools, Rosewood Avenue and Westminster Elementary. Each school has been “adopted” by a celebrity or public figure, exposing children to inspirational people who have worked hard for their successes. The interaction between the children and adoptee creates a sense of responsibility and shared commitment for all of those involved.

March 21, 2016

Donations from ALEX AND ANI Living Water Bangle Exceed $1MM

Living Water International announced today more than $1MM in donations have been raised from the sales of the ALEX AND ANI | CHARITY BY DESIGN Living Water Bangle. This fashion-forward fundraising initiative has enabled more than 42,000 families around the globe to have access to clean, safe water.

The unique partnership between Living Water International and ALEX AND ANI was inspired by Paige Dellerman, a former high school student at East Greenwich High School in Rhode Island. Dellerman focused her 2013 senior class project on connecting ALEX AND ANI to Living Water International as a way to combine her passion for Living Water with her desire to learn more about the ALEX AND ANI philanthropic mission and charm crafting process. A relationship was naturally established and soon after Carolyn Rafaelian, Founder, CEO, and Chief Creative Officer of ALEX AND ANI, designed the Living Water Bangle. Since its creation within the CHARITY BY DESIGN collection, donations from sales of the bangle have raised over $1MM for clean water projects led by Living Water International.

“Throughout our 25-year history, we have established many partnerships to help amplify our mission,” said Mike Mantel, CEO of Living Water International. “We’re very excited to see our relationship with ALEX AND ANI hit this milestone, as it will play an important role in fostering improved public health and in strengthening communities around the world. It reinforces our belief that we are stronger when we work together.”

In celebration of the $1MM milestone and to support an upcoming well-drilling trip to Haiti, ALEX AND ANI retail stores are currently promoting awareness and education on the Living Water Bangle. The upcoming trip to Haiti follows two other well-drilling trips in which ALEX AND ANI participated – Guatemala in 2014 and Nicaragua in 2015. These trips allowed ALEX AND ANI team members to participate in well drills and hygiene education, including germ transmission, proper hand washing and effective treatment of diarrhea.

“Over the past four years, our partnership with Living Water International has evolved into not only generating impact and funding across the globe, but also in creating unique opportunities for our employees to experience the Living Water mission by traveling to countries to help their team drill wells and educate the community on the benefits of clean water,” ALEX AND ANI, CHARITY BY DESIGN SVP Nicki Maher said. “Through first-hand experience, we have truly come to know and love the mission behind Living Water and have made it a priority to share this life-saving mission to bring water to the thirsty. Together with our customers, we have been able to bring more than 42,000 families access to clean water because of passion, action and love.”

For a video recap of the 2015 Nicaragua trip with Living Water International and ALEX AND ANI, visit: https://alexandani.wistia.com/medias/3ug6hq2ei5

About Living Water International
With 25 years of experience as a faith-based 501(c)(3), Living Water International (www.water.cc) exists to demonstrate the love of God by helping communities acquire desperately-needed clean water through the implementation of participatory, community-based water, sanitation and hygiene solutions in 21 developing countries across Central and South America, Africa and Asia. The organization has completed over 16,700 water projects as part of their ongoing commitment to provide water, for life, in Jesus’ name. Living Water’s end goal is to see holistic behavior change by supporting the local church and equipping local people to serve their own communities. For more information visit www.water.cc and engage on Twitter @livingwater or Facebook.com/LivingWaterInternational.

About ALEX AND ANI
The ALEX AND ANI brand creates meaningful, eco-conscious jewelry and accessories designed to connect you. Carolyn Rafaelian, Founder, CEO and Chief Creative Officer designs each piece. Carolyn believes that every individual has a positive message to share with the world, and by incorporating powerful symbolism into each product, ALEX AND ANI provides a vehicle for consumers to express their individuality. ALEX AND ANI is committed to giving back to the world that we live in. By using recycled materials with eco-conscious processes and through our CHARITY BY DESIGN division, ALEX AND ANI positively impacts our planet and our communities. CHARITY BY DESIGN has strengthened non-profit organizations through innovative partnerships and collaborative experiences resulting in donations of over $30 million. An Inc. 500 Company, ALEX AND ANI has retail stores in addition to retail partners worldwide. Its World Headquarters is located in the Greater Providence, Rhode Island area, where its products are MADE IN AMERICA WITH LOVE™. Please visit alexandani.com for more information.

 


March 18, 2016

Goodwill® Sale

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Each spring and fall, our customers are encouraged to donate gently used clothing, and in return will earn a special savings coupon for each item donated. With the profits generated from these donations, Goodwill Industries® can provide training for individuals with barriers to work in our communities.

Goodwill® sells your donations in more than 3,000 retail locations across the country and generates opportunities for people to achieve economic stability and build strong families and vibrant communities. Goodwill offers job training programs, employment placement services and other community-based programs for people who have disabilities, lack education or job experience, or face employment challenges. Every 23 seconds of every business day, a person served by Goodwill earns a good job. And every 1.2 seconds, another person accesses Goodwill opportunities to build careers and strong families.

During the 2015 Goodwill Sale events, through the generosity of our customers, we donated an estimated 4.1 million items to Goodwill Industries!

Here’s how the sale works:

  • Bring your gently used apparel, shoes, luggage, handbags, linens and blankets, and home textiles to the donation desk in one of our stores.
  • Earn a 25% off coupon for each item donated. It’s that easy!

Use your coupons on items that rarely (if ever) go on sale:

  • Cosmetics
  • Fragrances
  • Designer shoes and handbags
  • And more

Thanks to all our customers who have helped make our Goodwill Sale a resounding success! We look forward to seeing you for our next event, March 9-26.

Learn more here and enter for your chance to win a $15,000 Spring Style & Wardrobe Makeover!* The winner will receive a:

  • Consultation with a celebrity stylist
  • Closet review and edit
  • Shopping spree with stylist at our store

*See official rules for details.

About The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.

The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., with corporate headquarters in York, Pennsylvania and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, operates 267 stores, which includes 9 furniture galleries and four clearance centers, in 26 states in the Northeast, Midwest and upper Great Plains under the Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers nameplates.  The stores offer a broad assortment of national and private brand fashion apparel and accessories for women, men and children, as well as cosmetics and home furnishings.  The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. is an active and positive participant in the communities it serves.

March 17, 2016

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Petmate®, the worldwide provider of fun, trusted, quality products to enhance the lives of pets and their families, and country music superstar Miranda Lambert are teaming up to launch the new MuttNation™ Fueled by Miranda Lambert brand at Global Pet Expo March 16-18, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. Every purchase will help fund rescue and adoption programs of MuttNation Foundation™, the organization established by Miranda and her mother Beverly Lambert in 2009.

Miranda’s love for animals has always been a big part of her life. Growing up in a home with an open door policy for people and animals alike, she has adopted that mindset for her own life.  Volunteering at the Humane Society of East Texas in her teens has led her to adopting Delilah and ultimately started “Cause for the Paws,” a yearly fundraiser now in its 8th year.

“The creation of MuttNation is a dream come true.  It’s an extension of me and my mom’s love for all dogs and our goal of helping every dog find a happy, loving home,” says Miranda.  “We are beyond thrilled to have Petmate as a committed and trustworthy partner that shares that same vision. There are millions of beautiful dogs looking for homes and it is our hope that in addition to raising money, we will raise awareness to the joy of adopting a shelter pet.”

The comprehensive collection of bedding, collars, leashes, toys, apparel, feeding and watering products reflect Miranda’s lifestyle. The product unites a country chic feel with a rock & roll flair. The vintage prints and antique hardware are inspirations of Miranda Lambert’s signature look.

One of the highlights is the Rescue Mutts collection of six plush puppies – each toy puppy was created from a real-life rescue dog with its own story. Each tale is a touching depiction of the dog’s adoption and their new family. This particular toy is very close to Miranda’s heart as her own dog Delilah was her very first rescue and is featured in the Rescue Mutt collection.

Petmate has always supported rescue and adoption efforts. “This partnership represents a major commitment to help put a stop to the epidemic of homeless pets sweeping our nation,” says Chris Wilson, the company’s executive vice president for product development.  “We are so excited to create a collection that provides ongoing support for MuttNation Foundation.  The MuttNation product line truly reflects Miranda’s lifestyle and her passion for pets.”

Toys
In addition to the Rescue Mutts, the toy collection features hand-crafted, mixed material toys with a Boho style designed for truly engaging fetch, tug and chew play.  Miranda uttfans will love the suede feel plush tambourines for chew play, guitars and animal favorites including a unicorn, flamingo, rooster and armadillo for tugging.  Perfect for fetch, toss and tug, chewing and teething, the molded rubber guitar can hold small treats stashed inside for hours of entertainment.

Bedding
The bedding collection has a down-home feel providing a relaxed yet stylish look for the home.  The superstar of the line is a tooled leather styled lounger with Petmate’s signature Dig & Burrow feature that taps into dogs’ love for nesting.  The line rounds out with loungers, pillow beds, and irresistibly soft cuddlers in pink plaids, brown cow prints, denim, and a custom bandana print.

Collars and Leashes
The collars and leashes collection features a blend of  “Country” and “Rock & Roll.” Collars are custom fit, with mixed material feels like denim and leather, tassels and bows with antique brass and nickel hardware.  The standout Bandana Neckerchief collars embrace the Americana spirit of country life.

Watering and Feeding
This collection features vintage-inspired finishes including mats with tooled leather, red bandana, rustic burlap and chalkboard photo-real prints.  The square melamine bowls bring a nostalgic tone to the line while the rustic crock bowls tap into country chic.

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About Petmate
Founded in 1963, and headquartered in Arlington, Texas, Petmate is passionate about providing fun, trusted quality products worldwide to enhance the lives of pets and their families. The company’s vision, to be the worldwide leader of solutions and excellence in the pet industry, encapsulates its commitment to deliver award-winning, innovative ideas daily to each of its product categories including bedding, kennels, dog houses, feeding and watering products, litter maintenance products, toys, collars, leads and travel. Petmate’s portfolio of pet, family-favorite brands include Aspen Pet, Chuckit!, Dogzilla, Jackson Galaxy and JW. For more information, visit www.petmate.com.

Petmate products are available at PetSmart, Petco, Walmart, and PetMountain

About MuttNation Foundation
Founded in December 2009, MuttNation Foundation is a donation-supported organization working to end pet suffering and homelessness.

Formed by Bev Lambert and Miranda Lambert, the charity volunteers and partners with shelters and animal assistance organizations to provide spay and neuter programs, medical treatments, adoptions, preventions, transportation, and education. As a family operated 501(c) 3 organization, their goal is to ensure that every single dollar donated assists animals in need.

The Foundation’s mission is to raise funds through donations from the officers and directors of the Foundation and the general public, through direct donations, occasional benefit concerts, and other fundraising mechanisms in order to support other 501(c)(3) organizations and governmental institutions or entities whose purpose is to build animal shelters for better care; increase pet adoption and encourage responsible pet guardianship; rehabilitate sick or unsocialized animals; fund spay/neuter programs; reduce/eliminate euthanasia of healthy animals; and train shelter dogs for purposes of therapy programs. For more information, visit www.muttnationfoundation.com

About Global Pet Expo
Global Pet Expo, presented by the American Pet Products Association (APPA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA), is the pet industry’s largest annual trade show featuring the newest, most innovative pet products on the market today. The 2015 Show featured 1,051 exhibitors, 3,113 booths and more than 3,000 new product launches. 6,061 of the most qualified pet product buyers in the industry attended the Show, including an impressive number of international retailers. In 2016, Global Pet Expo will take place March 16-18 in Orlando, Florida. Global Pet Expo is open to independent retailers, distributors, mass-market buyers, and other qualified professionals. This show is not open to the general public.

March 15, 2016

The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: BONT), which operates Bon-Ton, Boston Store, Bergner’s, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers stores recently raised over $3.8 million for local 501 (c) (3) non-profit organizations and its national beneficiary, the American Heart Association (AHA) during its semi-annual Community Days event which took place on Friday, February 26 and Saturday, February 27. Over 7,000 organizations nationwide signed up to sell exclusive Bon-Ton coupon booklets in their neighborhoods, at Bon-Ton Stores and online for a $5 donation prior to the event.

The Community Days event increases awareness of local organizations, raises funds and gives customers the opportunity to shop at Bon-Ton Stores with exclusive discounts. In return for their donation, purchasers received a booklet that contained a 25% off shopping pass and over $500 in special coupons that could be used at any Bon-Ton store during the two day event. The participating organizations retained 100% of the money they raised through the $5 booklet donations.

The Bon-Ton Stores Community Days event has supported hometowns for more than 17 years and has generated over $133.7 million in donations for local non-profit 501(c) (3) groups and schools since the Community Days fundraising event began in 1999.

About The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. 
The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., with corporate headquarters in York, Pennsylvania and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, operates 267 stores, which includes ten furniture galleries and four clearance centers, in 26 states in the Northeast, Midwest and upper Great Plains under the Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers nameplates. The stores offer a broad assortment of national and private brand fashion apparel and accessories for women, men and children, as well as cosmetics and home furnishings. The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. is an active and positive participant in the communities it serves.

For store locations and information visit http://www.bonton.comhttp://www.igive.com/html/fm.cfm?vendorid=13246&s=159. Join the conversation and be inspired by following Bon-Ton on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and the fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog, #LoveStyle.

March 11, 2016

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HanesBrands announced today that the company and its employees raised $2.4 million for the United Way of Forsyth County and surrounding communities, as well as donating food items and volunteer hours to community agencies as part of its award-winning campaign.

The United Way of North Carolina awarded Hanes with its Spirit of North Carolina Award for campaign excellence, the fourth consecutive Spirit Award and ninth total earned by Hanes and its employees.

The company and its headquarters employees raised $2.2 million for Forsyth County, while Hanes distribution center employees in North Carolina and Virginia raised more than $200,000.

“When we began the campaign in the fall of 2015, our initial goal was to drive awareness and increase employee engagement to support United Way,” said Hanes campaign chairperson Jaye Powell, the company’s vice president and general manager of socks and male underwear. “Our employees really stepped up and once again beat our goal. The community commitment and generosity of our employees is awe-inspiring. I am proud to be a Hanes employee.”

Hanes and its employees have given more than $39 million since 1999 to help fund an array of services in Forsyth County.

As part of the company’s campaign, employees also donated 10,500 nonperishable food items and $11,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest N.C., one of United Way’s partners. Additionally, Hanes granted paid time off to more than 400 headquarters employees to volunteer for a Day of Caring at 13 local community agencies. Employee volunteers contributed thousands of volunteer hours performing various tasks at the agencies including landscaping, painting, administrative duties, and more.

During the weeklong campaign, activities held on campus included a kickoff celebration, silent auctions, and an agency fair that provided employees an opportunity to learn about the various local non-profit agencies in attendance.

“Our corporate partners determine the success of United Way’s annual fundraising campaign and thus the fulfillment of our mission to strengthen the community,” said Cindy Gordineer, president and CEO of United Way of Forsyth County. “HanesBrands always goes above and beyond, which is why they’ve been honored with the Spirit of NC Award year after year.

“HanesBrands understands that communitywide solutions require communitywide involvement. We are very grateful for their generosity and support.”

HanesBrands

HanesBrands, based in Winston-Salem, N.C., is a socially responsible leading marketer of everyday basic innerwear and activewear apparel in the Americas, Europe and Asia under some of the world’s strongest apparel brands, including Hanes, Champion, Playtex, DIM, Bali, Maidenform, Flexees, JMS/Just My Size, Wonderbra, Nur Die/Nur Der, Lovable and Gear for Sports. The company sells T-shirts, bras, panties, shapewear, underwear, socks, hosiery, and activewear produced in the company’s low-cost global supply chain. A member of the S&P 500 stock index, Hanes has approximately 65,300 employees in more than 40 countries and is ranked No. 490 on the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest companies by sales. Hanes takes pride in its strong reputation for ethical business practices. The company is the only apparel producer to ever be honored by the Great Place to Work Institute for its workplace practices in Central America and the Caribbean. For six consecutive years, Hanes has won the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star sustained excellence/partner of the year award – the only apparel company to earn these honors. The company ranks No. 246 on Newsweek magazine’s green list of 500 largest U.S. companies. More information about the company and its corporate social responsibility initiatives, including environmental, social compliance and community improvement achievements, may be found at www.Hanes.com/corporate.

March 10, 2016

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Wear the storied Shamrock and be a blessing to children in need. Shop now and ALEX AND ANI will donate 20% of the purchase price from each Kindred Cord Shamrock sold, with a minimum donation of $25,000 between March 2016 and December 2016, to the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation.

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This campaign is valid through 3/17/16

ALEX AND ANI are proud of their CHARITY BY DESIGN program.

This program empowers consumers to enter the charitable world through their purchases, a portion of proceeds from all CHARITY BY DESIGN products are donated directly to non-profit organizations who strive to enhance the quality of lives on Earth. The program has raised over $30 Million for charity.

 

March 1, 2016

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About Handmade With LoveHMC-Rucksack2_1

At F+W (and all 5 of our crafting brands: Interweave, Keepsake NeedleArts, Keepsake Quilting, Shop Fons & Porter, and Patternworks, we inspire and instruct passionate enthusiasts, but we also want to give back to the global crafting community.

We are so excited to invite our shoppers to be a part of Handmade with Love, a video and kit partnership both helping and connecting artisans worldwide.

By collaborating with TO THE MARKET, a provider and partner for survivor made goods from co-ops around the world, we are able to create kits that allow crafters here to help crafters globally. TO THE MARKET showcases handmade goods made exclusively by proud and passionate artisans who have overcome the perils of abuse, conflict, and disease. These incredible kits with accompanying video were designed by Handmade Charlotte, a group of crafters with inspiring creativity who aim to discover the magic in everyday life.

TO THE MARKET has partnered with Handmade Charlotte and F+W to make these kits even more special by including items made by these incredible survivors. TO THE MARKET’s mission is to economically empower vulnerable populations through artisan enterprise. That means that all of the products we source and sell not only look good, but also do good.

For example, all of the kits come with a 100% organic cotton rucksack made by female human trafficking survivors in Kolkata, India through our co-operative partner Freeset. TO THE MARKET’s partnership with Freeset is one of over 25 in over 20 countries. In addition to the beautiful rucksack, several of the kits also have crafting components sourced from TO THE MARKET. We’ve got BIG plans to change lives and your purchase of these kits is helping us get there. THANK YOU!

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