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Krochet Kids #KnowWhoMadeIt Campaign
Every item produced by California-based Krochet Kids comes complete with the signature of its maker. The brand offers men's, women's and children's clothing and accessories that have been handmade by women in Peru and Uganda—empowered by the non...
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The Possible Project: A Makerspace for Teen Entrepreneurs
In a world where even a college degree seems to be barely enough to start a successful career path of any kind, entry into the workforce now demands a worthy skill set and competitive edge in a global economy. Anticipating this, lifelong entrepreneurs...
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Cool Weather Edible Seedbombs
This two-pack of cool weather edible seed bombs includes Pot Marigold, "Seven Top" Turnip and Tatsoi. Greenaid hand rolls their seed bombs using socially responsible labor practices and works in partnership with Chrysalis, a non-profit that creates...
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Artist-Led Boxers by druthers
If you carefully choose which pair of selvedge jeans and limited-edition sneakers you climb into each day, why not choose undergarments as discerningly too? Several superior basics brands have popped up in recent years, but few have the personality...
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Rescue Gifts
Help the International Rescue Committee (IRC) continue to offer lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees and others in need through Rescue Gifts. School supplies, clean water and a year of education are only some of the examples of...
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Heritage Radio Network Donation
The non-profit station, Heritage Radio Network was created in 2009 by Patrick Martins, founder of Slow Food USA and of Heritage Foods USA. Reporting live from two converted shipping containers out back of the sustainably-minded Brooklyn pizzeria Roberta...
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Charity: Water
There is no better gift than the gift of giving back. Charity: Water has a clear mission to bring available clean drinking water to every person on earth. This holiday season, they partner with CLEAR Cambodia in an effort to provide 15,000 Cambodian...
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Save Rex Ranch
Can an organization raise $735,000 in 40 days to buy an abandoned dude ranch in the southwestern Arizona desert? It just might be possible with Joseph Beyer—eternal optimist and Director of Digital Initiatives at the Sundance Institute—personally...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Rick Owens Step Team In a drastic departure from what you would expect during Paris Fashion Week, designer Rick Owens replaced traditional runway models with a team of "plus-size" step dancers. From challenging the norms of classic aesthetics...
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The Heidelberg Project
Artist Tyree Guyton started the Heidelberg Project 27 years ago as a necessary response to the decay of his childhood neighborhood in the notoriously dangerous East Side of Detroit. Slowly, the vacant houses on the block were transformed into colorful...
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Outdoor Project
Guidebooks, websites, word-of-mouth—nowadays, there's a wealth of resources that an outdoor adventurer can consult before embarking on a trip. Oftentimes though, these resources aren't comprehensive, up-to-date, or even particularly reliable. Furthermore...
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Randy Mamola and Riders for Health
by Katharine Erwin Randy Mamola is undoubtedly one of the greatest racers to never actually win a world championship. A crowd-pleasing racer with a heart of gold, Mamola's best known moment was in 1985 with Moto Grand Prix's most epic save. Mamola...
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The Vanity Project
Fed up with their positions in finance and real estate, friends Omri Bojko and Jason Sochol embarked on a quest to find something more meaningful to do, and thus created the The Vanity Project (TVP) in 2011. The two Northwestern grads had begun...
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The Water Tank Project
With less than 1% of all fresh water on Earth safe for human consumption—a number that works out to around 200,000 km3 of water—the truth about the world's available supply is frightening. To draw attention to the urgency of water conservation...
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High Line: The Inside Story
The road to creating one of New York's most beloved parks was not unlike the unruly terrain that High Line: The Inside Story of New York City's Park in the Sky," chronicles the behind-the-scenes of the epic ten-year restoration project. The...
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Hot Chocolate for Bedouins
When a mutual friend connected me with filmmaker Sebastian Lindstrom, he mentioned something about camel milk. A little research brought up several amusing web domains, including a site about camels, BeTheCheese.org, and one about where Lindstrom...
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This is NPR: The First Forty Years
by Noah Armstrong Both beautifully designed and infinitely interesting, "This is NPR: The First Forty Years" chronicles the first 40 years of National Public Radio. Correspondents who have been—and many who still are—in the thick of...
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Re:Form School
The creative and influential group of artists and activists behind Re:Form School have a very specific goal—to transform public schools and help students flourish. Their desire to reinvent the American public education system has inspired countless...
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My Story, My Goal
The United Nations Millennium Development Goals—the ambitious list of global objectives put together by world leaders in September of 2000—have just five years until the deadline and are seriously behind schedule. With pie-in-the-sky...
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Fair Wear Foundation
Thanks to our tech-enabled world, the idea of global transparency is more of a reality now than ever. But in an industry as large as fashion, it's still difficult still to know the conditions of many production facilities. That's where the labor...
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Goods for Good Holiday eCards
Designed by five NYC- and London-based graphic artists and illustrators, nonprofit Goods for Good's holiday ecards one-ups others with images that we like a little better than standard Hallmark fare. The project adds humor and gorgeously hand...
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Krochet Kids Crochet Beanies
By 2050, Africa will be home to almost a quarter of the world's urban population—the altruistic friends behind Krochet Kids International hope to empower the women of this rapidly growing continent by providing them the entrepreneurial skills...
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Cool Hunting Video Presents: Robert Hammond at The 99% Conference
by Gregory MitnickIn this video, Friends of the High Line co-founder Robert Hammond tells the story of how he helped reinvent a gritty elevated railway into what is NYC's most celebrated public space since Central Park. He shares images and animations...
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FreeKibble
Freekibble was started by Mimi Ausland, a 12-year-old girl passionate about animals, and with her efforts and supporters, the site has raised 50 tons of food for needy animals in shelters to date. By working with founding sponsor Castor and Pollux...
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