Tracey Lewis is a writer investigating the narrative, through journalism and brand association, behind modern-day cultural connections, social responsibility, and corporate identity.
World

Vivienne Westwood Travels to Kenya to Create Ethical Handbag Collection

Grazia Daily British designer Vivienne Westwood recently took her quirky fashion eye to the slums of Nairobi, Kenya for her latest design inspiration. With support from the UN International Trade Center’s Ethical Fashion Program, the designer created a colorful range of handbags made of recycled canvas, plastic, and clothing fabric, and hand constructed by women...

Japanese Vending Machines Raise Money For Red Cross

Japantrends.com I love Japan for its forward thinking, and this idea is a wonderful example of that. Tone Coca-Cola Bottling Company has partnered with Red Cross for a sweet and satisfying fundraiser. Until September 30, a hundred ‘Drink and Donate’ vending machines will be located in Chiba, Ibaraki, and Tochigi prefectures to raise money for...

Kiehl’s Wants You to Vote for Your Favorite Cause

KiehlsGives.com The famously do-gooder skincare and beauty brand, Kiehl’s, is socializing its charity efforts this summer. To add some star power to the mix, they’ve enlisted the help of celebrity friends – actress Julianna Moore and music icons Pharrell Williams and Scissor Sisters – to promote their favorite social causes. Kiehl’s Gives is an ongoing...

Tiffany & Co. Supports Japan Relief

Undoubtedly, the folks at Tiffany & Co. have a profound appreciation for beauty, even in the face of tragedy. Therefore, it should come at no surprise that the diamond retailer would want to be affiliated with something remarkably beautiful, provocative, and timeless. At the “LOVE & HOPE” Exhibition in Omotesando Hills — a retail and residential development in...

Gucci Redesigns ‘Sukey’ Bag for UNICEF

Gucci.com For the past six years, Gucci has partnered with UNICEF to help provide children in Africa with access to quality healthcare and education. Gucci has donated more than $9 million to UNICEF programs that are committed to supporting orphans and other infants and children affected by HIV and AIDS. In the last two years,...

Chris Noth, Kiefer Sutherland’s Fashion Show Surprise Raises Money for Veterans

Dressed to Kilt: Aceshowbiz.com The wardrobe malfunction — if that’s what you want to call mooning a room full of unsuspecting stylish onlookers — involved kilt donning actors Chris Noth, Kiefer Sutherland, Jason Patric, Brian Cox, and Jim Gaffigan. Most of us stand curious as to what true Scotsman wear under their clothes–but let’s just...

On the Horizon: Financial Investing in a Better World

U.S. Marine Corps Apparently, wealthy investors have been whispering about this. Lately, it’s become more of a chatter. Impact investments – intended to solve major social issues while providing a reasonable financial return – are an emerging trend for investors who wouldn’t mind seeing their money work for someone (or something) other than themselves. Americans...