What a wonderful, brilliant, cool concept! Sketchtravel is a project that has taken one sketchbook around the world to 60 different famous illustrators, with the end foal of giving money to charity.

Each artists had one page to fill, and then they would pass it off to the next artist (all passes had to happen in person, no mailing, which is an interesting detail!).

And now that the book is filled, it is going to be auctioned off to raise money for the non-profit Room-to-Read, which focuses on child literacy.

Check out this trailer to see more. The animation is really clever!

Also, the website is awesome.



Project7 Coffee: “Brew for a Better World”

“How can a cup of coffee change the world?”  For each cup of coffee you buy from Project7, you contribute to one of seven causes.  Just by buying what you already buy, from a different company, you can make a difference.  Check out the video, it’s awesomely done.
LOVE this concept.  In fact, we’re in the process of working on something like this ourselves, but I can’t give anything away yet… pretty exciting!

LustList>>Apolis Activism’s Market Bag

Along with your cycling pullover and Kanvas by Katin trunks, you might want to look into picking up Apolis Activism’s latest product– the Market Bag– which is made in conjunction with Saidpur Enterprises in Bangladesh.  
Here’s what they say about it on their website:
Saidpur, Bangladesh. Bangladesh was established after the war for independence in 1971. With independence came famines, natural disasters and widespread poverty. The non–profit Saidpur Enterprises started manufacturing Market Bags to help rebuild the economy and create opportunity for the whole supply chain — farmer to manufacturer. 
Saidpur, Bangladesh
Mohammad Ghayasuddin, General Manager, Saidpur Enterprises. “The Apolis Market Bag is providing Bangladesh women jobs by connecting social advocacy to industry.”

Mohammad Ghayasuddin

 I’m hoping for a cool video accompanying this product as well! (See past cool videos here and here.)
Also, just found out from Robin Long that the Parton brothers behind Apolis Activism are from Santa Barbara!  How did I not know that before??  And does someone want to kindly introduce me??

Market Bag available here.

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