The Urban Zen Foundation has collaborated with eBay and the Council of Fashion Designers of America to launch Fashion For Haiti: One Million Hearts. Nearly 150 designers have put their personal touch on locally-crafted Haitian papier-mâché hearts that were generously donated by DKNY.
Now – May 2, each personalized designer heart will be auctioned off exclusively on eBay, the world ’s largest marketplace and cause commerce leader. The net proceeds of Fashion for Haiti: One Million Hearts will be used to support the Urban Zen Foundation’s efforts with Haitian artisans – promoting economic development through job creation and vocational education, helping raise awareness and highlighting the creativity of the artisans of Haiti.
Featured designers include; Oscar de la Renta, Ralph Lauren, Carolina Herrera, Calvin Klein, Diane von Furstenberg, Badgley Mischka, David Meister, John Varvatos, Theyskens’ Theory, Tory Burch and Donna Karan.
In the words of Urban Zen founder, Donna Karan, “You hold the heart of Haiti in your hands.”
The Urban Zen Foundation creates, connects and collaborates to raise awareness and inspire change in the areas of well being, preserving cultures and empowering children. We design forums, partner with existing organizations and bring together experts to define solutions and implement action. www.urbanzen.org