Archive for May, 2010
Thursday, May 20th, 2010
This past weekend Faith & Fortune participated in our first ever Indie art craft fair, the South end Open market (SoWa). This place was awesome. Along with what seems like hundreds of other vendors, we set up shop (a 10×10 white tent), filled it to the brim with your fave F&F designs, and the selling began. We had many fantastic visitors who had very flattering things to say about the brand, loved the designs and feel of the fabric, and supported us with purchases. To those of you who came to say “hi” and grab a few duds; THANK YOU!
Distinguishing yourselves in a crowd this large is not easy, given the great level of talent and exhibitors present. However, our tent drew a great crowd and we met some very cool people (including other great artists, some brand/marketing gurus, and even a fabric sourcing contact!).
This is the first of what we hope are many stops throughout the summer at various open markets. This gives us a great chance to talk to people about the brand, and let them know about various initiatives we want to be involved with. We hope you will keep an eye out for an appearance near you, and even send us suggestions.
We will be back at SoWa this weekend, May 23. If you are in the area, stop in and say “hi”!
Jason & Jim
Wednesday, May 5th, 2010
Forget that they have impeccable fashion sense (would we partner up with anyone who didn’t?), or that their music is over-the-top infectious (try not stomping your feet to Fifth Avenue Dream). What drew us to Centrevol is their passion, their intimate relationship with their fans, and perhaps above all, their desire to do good.
A mutual friend based out of the LA area contacted us regarding the bands desire to do a benefit show for Haiti, and we were both flattered and impressed by their idea. They told us that they would be holding a benefit show on May 13th in Long Beach, (details here) and that anyone attending would be admitted free if they were wearing our newly designed “help haiti” benefit tee. This shows not only a great deal about how they view their responsibility as human beings, but also the culture of awareness that seems to be growing in existence in our society. While there are still a great deal of stories about corporate greed and corruption, there also seems to be a renewal of awareness in our generation when it comes to helping others. That, friends, is encouraging.
Since our brands launch, 6 short months ago, we envisioned a scenario in which we could partner up on a regular basis with like-minded brands/businesses/people in an effort to affect change and mobilize others for various causes. We hope that this gives you encouragement as well, and that you will join us in these various efforts.
If you are on the west coast, please support our new friends and attend their show! If you can’t be there, join us in solidarity by purchasing out new “help haiti” tee. Contributing to a cause was never so easy.