Kelly took some time this week to introduce you to Roozt, the online marketplace with a conscience. Well, along the same vain, I was recently made aware that notorious upscale and glam retailer Holt Renfrew is taking a step to support humanity, health and habitat through its new in-store shop called H Project.
Opened this year across Holt Renfrew stores, H Project is selling merchandise from over 30 worldwide artists that seek to help something – people, the environment, communities. While not veering from luxury, supporting these brands does something beyond making you fashionable and pretty and putting a few more dollars in the pockets of the likes of Karl Lagerfeld and Victoria Beckham. The boutique is led by Brand Strategist Alexandra Weston.
Definitely something to keep in mind as the holidays creep up, here are a few lines that have caught my eye:
WeWood are high quality watches that use the precise Miyota movement technology to keep time. What makes them special is the watches’ prime material: wood, and mostly from scraps. The watches are beautiful and come from a variety of trees and grains. From colours ranging from ash to beautiful mahogany, pat yourself on your back knowing that a tree is planted for every watch you buy, too.
Aish scarves are just beautiful. Aish textiles are all made using ancient weaving and embroidery traditions of India such as, Jamdani, Ikat and Kantha. Handwoven, hand-dyed and hand embroidered, Aish finds craftsmen in remote Indian villages to design and create fine muslin scarves. Know that you are supporting small villages in impoverished areas in India with your purchase.
Lizzie Fortunato is a New York-based design house whose line features accessories including statement jewelery and purses and all pieces are made of found, reclaimed and precious materials. The H Project boutique features the brand’s antique-style clutches handmade in Peru. Each purse is unique to the artist, making them one-of-a-kind.
H Project is selling the Guardian Tusk collection by Canadian jewelery designer Jenny Bird and will in turn donate 10% of sales to the World Wildlife Fund.