|Artist, Donna Sy with her daughter, Chloe...cute!|
I met Donna Sy, who everyone in the blogger community knows as "This Lady Behaves." Her original blog is a montage of her favorite fashions, photos,and blurbs about Sy's take on style. Recently, Sy sent me a message on Fashion Industry Network and announced her newest blog she affectionately calls Knickerless Doodles. Well, I did not know that Sy was an illustrator, so I was excited to see her artwork. Her aesthetic was different from anything we have so far on our boutique and I thought she would make a great addition to our team of contributors. What makes our products so unique is the artists we have been able to connect with. Right now, we have contributing illustrators from seven different countries and three different states in the United States. These are a group of talented people who are committed to helping The Compassion Fashion Project grow and spread the message that domestic violence should never be tolerated. We support domestic violence survivors and are working very hard to expand our mission. My firm belief is that as we gain more collaboration through various mediums, we will provide more aid and hope to the women and their children who need it most.
|Artwork by Donna Sy on a tank, $21.00.|
Lately, many of our supporters have been asking about our t-shirt line, how the funds are distributed, and what our future goals are. I want to try and answer a few of these questions and am happy to let you all in on our goals with our products. Right now we have a "virtual" online boutique through a company called Zazzle. Zazzle is a great place for artists to upload their work and post on products. Zazzle handles the orders, manufacturing, billing, and shipping of all our products. Because of all these services that are provided, The Compassion Fashion Project receives a percentage of each sale (around 25%). This commission goes into an account we have on Zazzle and is not being touched as we save to file our 501(c)3 status, which is what you have to do in the U.S. to become registered with the government and receive all the benefits that come along with being a non-profit. Your purchases are extremely important to the longevity of our organization. As for future plans, my hope is that we can find a manufacturer that will reasonably mass produce our t-shirt line with all our beautiful illustrations for us to distribute to the women's shelters that we work with. Another hope is that we can use this t-shirt line to sustain our organization through sales to the public and continue to grow and move our message and services into other areas in the world.
Without further ado, our newest member of our team, Donna Sy, in her own words:
|"Rock and Roll," by Donna Sy for The Compassion Fashion Project.|
|"Rock and Roll" on a tote, $11.95.|
|Sterling Silver Plated Necklace, $29.95.|
|"Not Delicate," By: Donna Sy|
|"Trapped,"By: Donna Sy|
|"Powerful Rich," By: Donna Sy|