Normally when I buy clothes, I just go for what looks good, is comfortable, and reasonably priced. Like many others, I don’t think too much beyond that.
However, I was recently contacted by a local Chicago store who made it their goal to not only provide clothes that look good, but that do good.
In fact, that’s Kavalena‘s motto: Look Good + Do Good.
With every purchase of their clothing, they help provide the following:
3 meals for a child and their family
1 hour’s worth of clean water for a village
1 hour of aftercare for an individual freed from slavery
1 day of school for a child in Ghana, Africa
1 hour of therapy for orphans with cerebral palsy and autism
Every purchase helps–they only partner with non-profits who use 100% of their donations.
What’s really cool is that Kavalena was started by a 23-year-old Chicago native, Val Nash. “Kavalena is here to do one thing: Provide for the biggest needs in the world.” Her ultimate goal for the company is to provide for people’s needs on every continent and in every country. Their goal for this year is to have built a well by their 1-year anniversary in November. These are huge, but really awesome goals.
I think what I truly love about Kavalena, and Val, is that I see a lot of my sister in this company. She’s got this same heart, and same desire to reach beyond her self, her neighborhood, and go out into the world and do good. Her current life plan involves her becoming a counselor for victims of human trafficking. She’s had this plan since she was 15.
I’ve been wearing the “every day” tank quite a bit. It’s such a nice, lightweight tank that it’s one of the few things that’s been comfortable in this crazy heat wave. I’m actually pretty sure I’ll be ordering some stuff from them as comfy clothes are a must on tour. Plus, I’m pretty sure my little sis will be getting something from them for her upcoming 17th birthday. I know she’ll appreciate all the good the gift is doing.
I was contacted by Kavalena, who offered me a free shirt and I agreed to write about them on the blog. These opinions are mine–and by which, I mean I think what they’re doing is really awesome and I’d support them otherwise.
Kavalena is co-hosting an event with Feed My Starving Children on August 3rd, from 6-7:30pm in Schaumburg to pack meals for children suffering from malnutrition. For more information about how you can help, go to kavalena.com/events.