Every month, we work with customers and influencers to choose a charity that is making an impact. A dress from our most recent collection is chosen and 50% of its proceeds from our website are donated to this charity.
We have chosen Blessings in a Backpack as the January Charity.
“The mission of Blessings in a Backpack is to mobilize communities, individuals and resources to provide food on the weekends for elementary school children across America who might otherwise go hungry. One in five American children faces food insecurity — more than the populations of New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago combined. During the school week, most of these children depend on the federal free and reduced meal program their school offers. Sometimes, the meals at school are the only ones they get. When the school closes its doors on Friday afternoon, many of these children go home to empty cupboards and empty bellies for 65 hours until they return to school on Monday morning.”
More about Dress the Population:
In 2011, designer Franklin Morales founded Dress the Population with a simple idea – make beautiful clothing at an affordable price. The not-so-simple part was how to do it ethically. In today’s world, fast fashion rules and is mostly fueled by an exploited and underpaid workforce in the US and abroad. As an immigrant who had moved to the United States as a child with very little, he had to work twice as hard to make his vision become a reality. As the company began to grow, his priority was to help others with similar stories achieve the same ‘American Dream’ that he had. Because of this, everything from design to manufacturing to shipment happens at our headquarters in Los Angeles with help from our diverse staff.