Why a Given Goods Collection, you ask?
We wanted to come into the world of collaborations with a perspective. Our particular proclivity is at the confluence of well-appointed summer essentials and products that give back. Each one of the items in our inaugural collection was chosen for its representation of an element of summer: flip flops to show off painted toes, a bow tie for the well-styled wedding guest, a blanket for every outdoor event we could conjure. We worked alongside the very best makers we know to be sure that every product became an unexpected necessity. Take a snapshot of your happiest summer day: fill it with these items.
The other reason we chose this particular set of summer pieces was for their stories. Every single item in our collection funds real, tangible and tremendous change. The Cast was conceived to bring you the latest edit alongside the most impressive narratives of impact: buying a summer scarf (made by talented women in Ethiopia) or mirrored sunnies (which help to restore the worst neighborhoods around Philly) might never be the same again. At least we certainly hope it won't.
Read the stories, fall in love with The Summer Cast, and have the best summer ever.