The title of this blog, The Circle of Compassion, refers to a group of brands that we love. These are people who are pushing the envelope, changing the way we do business, and most of all, spreading compassion. When we set up our shoot for the new collection, we really wanted to accessorize our models with as many socially motivated brands as we could. We made friends in the process. This blog will feature 4 brands that we featured in our latest photo shoot.
1. Moral Eyes: For every pair of eyewear purchased, Moral Eyes donates a pair through New Eyes For The Needy. There are 285 million people in the world that are visually impaired and New Eyes For The Needy has been addressing this problem for 75 years. Moral Eyes helps to conquer visual impairments with the sale of stylish and affordable glasses of all kinds. www.moraleyes.com
2. 31 Bits: The founders of 31 Bits are using fashion and design to empower women to rise above poverty. The sales of beautiful beaded jewelry provides literacy education, financial and vocational training, holistic care, and strong support systems. We can’t get enough of their necklaces! www.31bits.com
3. Pura Vida Bracelets: Every Pura Vida bracelet purchased helps provide full time jobs for local artisans in Costa Rica. Pura Vida is also a member of One Percent For The Planet and donates a portion of their proceeds to the Surfrider Foundation, a grassroots foundation dedicated to cleaning up beaches and oceans around the world. Pura Vida is catching the style craze right now, stackable bracelets. Trust us, you can’t wear just one! www.puravidabracelets.com
4. Spirithoods: Buy a Spirithood, help and animal. The purchase of ProBlue hoods provides a 10% donation to a non-profit organization dedicated to helping that particular animal. Some of these organizations are Polar Bears International, Snow Leopard Conservancy, Wolf Hollow and Pandas International. Spirithoods allow us to channel the fun side of life and live freely! Spirithoods also has a unique partnership with Falling Whistles, who are dear to our hearts as well. www.spirithoods.com