BY Intern Courtnay
on Nov 28, 2011
Stumped on what to get yourself, your bff or bf for Chrismukkah or Kwanzaa? Well, UNICEF and Threadless have got your back, or at least want to get on your back. They're banding together to bring some joy to not only those on your gift list, but millions who need it most.
Over 10 million people in the Horn of Africa (Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya and Djibouti) are malnourished due to a severe drought--the worst in 50 years. The consequences are dire, and UNICEF and other non-governmental organizations are working together to bring food, sanitation, medication, and water to area that badly needs it. Read More
BY shannon carlin
on Nov 18, 2011
Need a new pair of shoes? Look no further than PONY’s “Check Your Self” line of vegan shoes. Not only are you buying some awesome looking kicks; you’re making a difference. For every shoe sold, $3 goes directly to the Keep A Breast Foundation, a non-profit organization that spreads breast cancer awareness through art events and educational programs.
This year’s line is in collaboration with illustrator Laurie Shipley. The North Carolinian artist drew inspiration from nature, Native American and old-world sailor imagery. Read More
BY Intern Courtnay
on Nov 08, 2011
The all-female bartending competition known as Speed Rack is taking over Los Angeles for one night only. Speed Rack was created by Ivy Mix and Lynette Marrero of the New York Chapter for LUPEC (Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails), which works to collect drink recipes that were thought to be endangered or extinct. (Their mission is also to "dismantle the patriarchy, one drink at a time.") Top female bartenders compete in timed competitions at Speed Rack, a one-of-a-kind battle that highlights the top women in the industry. Read More
BY Intern Julie
on Mar 14, 2011
We here at BUST HQ are deeply saddened by the disaster currently happening in Japan, and have opened our hearts and pockets to the relief efforts.
We hope BUST readers will do the same, and we've done a little nosing around to find some reliable relief organizations that’ll help you help Japan. The 8.9 earthquake hit Friday afternoon, provoking a tsunami that devastated Japan’s coastal towns and caused at least two nuclear explosions at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. The relief effort has just begun, and the disaster is far from over. Read More
BY Catie Colliton
on Jun 28, 2010
Fashion designer Linda Trau has put together a new line of products called ZUBA Africa, which sells handmade necklaces made by Rwandan women in need of assistance. The line of accessories is partnered with Fairwinds Trading and “uses business as a strategy for the economic empowerment of women in developing countries.”
The colorful necklaces and totes are sweet and vibrant and really reflect the meaning of the company’s name— ZUBA comes from the Rwandan word “izuba,” meaning sunshine. Read More