I’ve noticed the trend of more designers turning their talents to giving back. This might not be a new trend, but merely something I have noticed recently because my own interests have turned here. Nevertheless, there’s one design firm I particularly love to follow because their passion for design is equally matched with their passion for doing good. Tiffany Handshoe Bachman, a former Courtney & Co all-star, and her sister Leslie Handshoe Suter have started a design firm focused on creative services for companies who “work smart” and “give back”.
The firm called Handshoe Design Collaborative (http://handshoe.com), came galloping out of the gate in February with a successful t-shirt campaign challenging their clients, colleagues and friends to “Love what matters”. The campaign called “2010love” urges people to make a positive change in their lives and the lives of others. You can order a t-shirt (a portion of each shirt sold goes to charity) or read all about it on their blog (http://www.2010-love.com). Handshoe Collaborative has struck a chord and has successfully sold t-shirts across the US and internationally in countries like France, Norway and China. Congratulations!