Collection Two: Uganda From The Citizenry

Collaborating with local artisans via Rose & Fitzgerald, a textured geometric offering for the home or office

Following a successful first release, incorporating materials and craftsmanship from Peru and Argentina, socially conscious design house The Citizenry presents Collection Two: Uganda. Partnering with artisans throughout the country to source materials and draw on countless years of experience, the collection balances natural texture with contemporary geometric design. Kampala-based design studio Rose & Fitzgerald served as collaborators for the collection drawing on local connections. A …

A Brighter Future with Prosperity Candles

Made-in-MA candles with complimentary refills for life, support women refugees and entrepreneurship opportunities

In 2009, Prosperity Candle began as a project in Baghdad, Iraq. Partnering with Women for Women International, the organization trained 50 women survivors of war to make candles in their homes, and help rebuild their lives through economic empowerment. “Our original intent was to create economic opportunities for women in regions of conflict (due to war, natural disasters, etc) but we realized that we could …

Studio Visit: Prinkshop

Kate Spade co-founder Pamela Bell taps the potential of a well-designed T-shirt to empower and engage

“Wear what you care about.” That’s the motto of NYC-based Prinkshop (short for “printed ink”), a new graphic design and production studio that’s leveraging the underused potential of T-shirts (and totes) to spark action and discussion. Each piece—dedicated to a different cause like child abuse prevention or bringing local, organic food to public schools—bares a simple, bold phrase that invites friends and passers-by to ask, …