Thursday, December 21, 2017
TKC LAST MINUTE SHOPPING SUGGESTION: CELEBRATE KANSAS CITY HOLIDAYS WITH SKIVVIES THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!!
Just wanted to offer a little bit of heart and soul to our news cycle and PROMO one of the best local entrepreneurial efforts in Kansas City. Here's word from someone our blog community truly admires . . .
MADI Apparel, (which stands for Make a Difference Intimate Apparel), is a line of elegant underwear, sleep tops, robes and bralettes, that donates a new pair of underwear to women in domestic violence shelters, homeless shelters and rape crisis centers for every MADI garment purchased. Buy one, give one. MADI is the TOMS Shoes of underwear. They are perfect for Mom, or adolescent women who want to make a difference. Why underwear? Underwear tops the most urgent needs list of nearly every domestic violence and homeless shelter and rape crisis center. Those organizations receive clothing and household goods donations, but rarely new underwear.
Another plus, the underwear is made right here in KC from viscose from bamboo, beautiful high-end fabric that is self wicking, anti microbial and quick drying so women in need can hand wash and hang dry a pair overnight - important for women with little access to washers and driers as well as to travelers. Not only is the bamboo fabric very sustainable, MADI is a woman-owned small business and they hire woman-owned cut and sew teams to manufacture the underwear in the US, substantially lowering their carbon footprint. In fact, many of our lines of underwear are sewn by at risk women in shelters.
So far, MADI has donated over 4,500 pairs of underwear to women in need through 26 partnered organizations including domestic violence shelters, homeless shelters, rape crisis centers and international aid organizations.
Check out their site!!!