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In response to COVID-19 and the ongoing fight for racial justice, many brands are using their revenue for good. Here, we’re sharing details on new initiatives by Phillips, Zoë Chicco, Pics for the Kids, and more.
Phillips has released an exclusive collection of limited-edition face masks designed by artists including the Haas Brothers, Summer Wheat, and Bel Fullana. Made in collaboration with Citizens of Humanity, a portion of the proceeds will benefit The Bass Museum, Artadia, The Innocence Project, and NAACP.
Sloomoo Institute’s collaboration with the artist Katherine Bernhardt will surely catch the eye of children and the young at heart—and it’s for a good cause, too. The New York City-based slime shop invited Bernhardt to create a limited-edition batch of slime, which took on the form of a tactile, watermelon-scented experience that comes with a clay watermelon popsicle, a stretchy base of pink slime, and recyclable plastic “seeds” and charms. All profits of Bernhardt’s Hot Summer Sandia slime will be split between mental health organizations Sad Girls Club, Love is Louder, and NAMI.
Public School New York and The Gordon Parks Foundation’s “We Need Leaders” capsule collection just launched with the help of the sustainable basics provider Version Tomorrow. Comprised of a series of unisex designs, the collection features three t-shirts with images screen printed by 20th century artist Gordon Parks, including a self-portrait, and photographs of Malcolm X and Black Panthers activists, and phrases by Parks. The collection will donate 100 percent of gross sales to The Gordon Parks Arts and Social Justice Fund, which offers support to artists and students.
Celebrating its 20th anniversary, jewelry house Zoë Chicco is giving back with its collaborative “20×20” collection. For the project, the brand invited 20 female founders to help create 20 limited-edition designs—including names like Catt Sadler, Jungalow’s Justina Blakeney, and Olive & June’s Sarah Gibson Tuttle. All sale proceeds will go toward organizations of the collaborators’ choice.
Last month, Pics for the Kids raised $60,000 to combat juvenile incarceration through an online print shop which sold out entirely. Featuring works by artists like Emma Tempest, Spyros Rennt, Tomihiro Kono, Gary Card, Dustin Pittman, and Piper Ellis, the sale donated all proceeds to the New York City-based non-profit Avenues for Justice, which works towards long-term solutions for teens in the juvenile justice system.