Letter from Lauren: July
Ah the sticky heat of high summer. Sunny days, balmy nights, and sandy, salty, joy. Does anyone else feel like the summer is flying by faster than usual? Our days feel abuzz with activities, invitations, reunions, camps, road trips, everyone wanting to be outdoors, make up for lost time, and see friends & family that they've been missing before the fall – and the uncertainty that the new season might bring.
I am still in baby land over here, as baby Rocky grows like a weed in the summer sun, but team FEED has been up to lots of good – as per usual. This past month brought exciting and meaningful collaborations, new sustainable, reusable styles (just in time for Plastic Free July), and more.
Here's a little bit about what we've been up to...
Here are a few things I've been loving & living in this past month
Reading & Watching
I have been reading “Lovingkindness: the Revolutionary Art of Happiness,” by Sharon Salzberg which offers inspiring wisdom for how to live a more present and happy life according to Buddhist teachings. I have been underling almost every other line!
Friends of FEED
We launched a beautiful and meaningful collection in partnership with our friends (and family) and Polo Ralph Lauren that we're incredibly proud of. Each piece is not only sustainably designed & produced, but helps fight hunger here in the U.S., through No Kid Hungry.
A few of the styles sold out almost immediately, but there's lots of great stuff left (for now).
With three boys and our slow return to a more on-the-go lifestyle, FEED's new Packable Pocket Totes are a must for me. I keep one in my car, my Market Tote, and my travel bag because they are so handy and they pack up so neatly that they take up almost no space.
Our statement-making, Organic cotton conversation totes have been such a meaningful way for us to give back even more. In the last month alone we've been able to donate $675 and $1,025 to the NAACP and the Human Rights Campaign, respectively.