Monday, February 25, 2013

Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Partners with La Colombe Coffee Roasters for a Good Cause

Recently, Leonardo DiCaprio's Foundation (LDF) partnered with my hometown, Philadelphia's La Colombe Torrefaction, a national coffee roasting chain to create a new coffee line, LYON. Together, they will  help save endangered orangutans on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra where the company's coffee is grown while Leonardo DiCaprio has been using his pull as an actor to help endangers tigers around the world.

With DiCaprio being the tiger guy and Carmichael the organgutan guy, they will now work to together to raise awareness on one of the most pressing environmental issue of our time. 100% of the net profits from the sale of LYON will be donated to environmental charities supported by LDF.

Todd Carmichael, Co-Owner of La Colombe, said in a recent press release, “Leonardo is a real person, who lives and breathes what he does and I can’t say that for everyone in Los Angeles. He uses everything is his power to change the world and he is what I wish everyone was.”

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

TenThousandThings Celebrates 20 Years with Charity

"TenThousandThings’ David Rees and Ron Anderson have a lot to be thankful for. The pair got their big break in 1993, when Kate Moss donned their signature cross pearl earrings in her now-iconic Calvin Klein ads. Since, the designers have racked up a seriously star-studded clientele that includes Julianne Moore, Cyndi Lauper, Christy Turlington, and Susan Sarandon." And they’re using their twentieth anniversary to show gratitude and pay it forward.

The designers will donate one hundred percent of the proceeds from each piece in their Love & Adorn one-of-a-kind collection to the wearer’s charity of choice. The collection was inspired by their celebrityand favorite customers.  Catch this great article and their latest auction on Charity Buzz by following this link  Catch it quick! The auction ends February 27th.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Donna Karan Talks Fashion and Philanthropy

Image: featured a wonderful article about Donna Karan and her commitment to helping the people of Haiti.  She says, in the article, "We can create jobs; we can create meaning; we can create consciousness; we can create the change."  You can read the article here.

Donna Karan is one of the fashion industry leaders in philanthropy. I always use her as a model for brand philanthropy when I work with emerging fashion designers who aspire to making a living and making a difference through their label.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Fashion Designer Nabil Hayari Partners with American Red Cross

On CharityBuzz today is this equisite red gown.  The auction for this gown in just in time because the Oscars are just 2 weeks away! Direct from CharityBuzz: "Bid now to make the ultimate entrance! From Parisian atelier Hayari, this is a one shoulder red silk satin “one-of-a-kind” entrance-maker couture gown. It features a layer of chiffon and embroidered Chantilly lace that is generously accented with Swarovski crystals.

To mark the introduction of luxury women’s fragrances by the French couture designer Nabil Hayari, this one-of-a-kind red gown created by Nabil Hayari himself is being flown from Hayari’s atelier in Paris to be featured in the largest C. O. Bigelow window along with the distinctive Hayari Paris bottle designs, during February. C.O. Bigelow is located at 414 Sixth Avenue in New York City, so head there starting on February 7th to see this stunning dress in person!" (source: charitybuzz)

There are only 4 bids and you have 7 days left. Place your bid here.  The estimated value of this beautiful piece is $11,500.  It is truly a VaVaVaVoom, red carpet worthy gown.

To see move of Nabil Hayari's unique creations visit HayariParis.

(Image: CharityBuzz)