Slow Factory’s “We Are Home” Collection

Funding an education initiative that supports 1.5 million Syrian refugees

From one of our favorite NYC brands, 100% fair-trade accessories maker Slow Factory, the lovely We Are Home collection isn’t just pretty, it’s important. Regarding design, most scarves use satellite images by NASA—from cloud vortices near the South Pacific’s Heard Island to the Outer Aleutian Islands to dusty deserts—which make for truly compelling visual statements. With regard to its greater impact, a portion of proceeds …

Sweden’s Newest Bicycle, Vélosophy

Colors inspired by tulips, plus a one-for-one program to support Ghanaian schoolgirls

Over the last four years, the number of bikes sold in Sweden has increased by 20%, making for a fertile, welcoming ground for new bike brands. For Jimmy Östholm, founder of new Swedish bike company Vélosophy, biking was an integral part of his childhood. “I grew up in the small town of Karlstad in Sweden and cycling was the best way of getting around. I’ve …

UNICEF Create-A-Character Contest

Get crafty this Halloween with a contest designed to help feed children around the world

For many adults, Halloween triggers memories of toting around a plastic pumpkin in search of the season’s finest sugary snacks, but for some it recalls those classic UNICEF boxes used to collect change for children who not only won’t receive candy for the holiday, but who go every day without any food at all. In an effort to put a creative spin on UNICEF’s Trick-Or-Treat …