We have another addition to our “We’ve got (iss)shoes” page!
If you missed the post explaining how this works, here’s the gist: participating Hourglass artists choose a non-profit close to their heart and design a pair of shoes around the cause. Then they pick the dollar amount they wish to donate to that cause out of their own commission from each shoe sold, and Hourglass matches that amount. The full total going to the non-profit will be clearly stated on each order page.
Hillary’s (iss)shoe is fighting poverty in Africa. She’s agreed to donate $10 of her own commission from the sale of each shoe, so we’re matching that and CARE.org is getting $20 per pair sold.
We’ll let Hillary tell you why she chose to donate to CARE.org:
“Out of all of the humanitarian non-profits, CARE.org has always been my favorite. They have a strong reputation for entering places of poverty and working with local civilians to determine what they need in order for them to sustain themselves. Rather than simply offering food, CARE.org seeks out the reasons why food is scarce in the first place. Then they build solutions to the underlying problem–whether it be wells or irrigation systems or something else.
They are not just about helping people, but about giving those in need the opportunities to help themselves and future generations.
Although CARE.org has no boundaries, they do a predominant amount of their work in African villages, so that is what I used for inspiration in my design. The design is a series of African influenced fabric patterns and shapes pieced together in a mosaic pattern over a metallic bronze background. All in paint, of course.”
Twenty dollars from each pair of Wild Night shoes sold will go directly to CARE.org.
Also! If you live in the Seattle area, make sure to tune into New Day Northwest on King 5 TOMORROW at 11:00 a.m. PST. Hourglass will be hosting a fashion show featuring our shoes, and Lisa and I will be emceeing. Fun!
If you’re not local, never fear! We’ll post the video as soon as we have it.