New York, NY, June 15, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Blanket America, a textile manufacturer known for its BUY 1, GIVE 1 donation model, has expanded its CHOOSE HAITI line to include new Beads of Hope jewelry made in Haiti from 100% recycled materials, available online at www.BlanketAmerica.com/shop. By investing in Beads of Hope bracelets and necklaces, shoppers will be supporting the Haitian economy, an effort Blanket America has participated in since the devastating earthquake in 2010.
Blanket America's Beads of Hope necklaces and bracelets are each handmade by Haitian parents in post-earthquake tent cities, creating much-needed sustainable jobs to decrease unemployment and stabilize the country's economy. Carefully created from 100% recycled materials, each CHOOSE HAITI Beads of Hope necklace and bracelet is composed of bright and colorful beads rolled from magazines, scrapbook paper, and cereal boxes. Because each bead is handcrafted from a vast number of recycled materials, no two Beads of Hope pieces look alike.
The Beads of Hope jewelry is a variation on Blanket America's original CHOOSE HAITI Bracelet, a cuff-style piece made out of recycled plastic bottles and newspaper paper mache. The CHOOSE HAITI Bracelet has been endorsed by numerous celebrities including Bill Clinton and Patricia Arquette and covered on CNN, BBC, NPR, Mashable, and Fast Company, among other news outlets.
Although the Beads of Hope products are intended to create a sustainable demand for Haitian-made goods, Blanket America's primary selection of cotton sheet sets, blankets and throws - among other textiles - provide immediate aid to Americans in need through Blanket America's unique BUY 1, GIVE 1 donation model. For every product purchased on www.BlanketAmerica.com, the textile manufacturer donates a blanket to a needy individual or organization.
In addition to providing automatic charitable donations, Blanket America is also vigilant in its efforts to raise domestic poverty activism and awareness. The textile manufacturer promotes awareness through social networking platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, in addition to the company website. Blanket America also uses its website to promote food pantries, shelters, transitional housing facilities, homeless communities and other philanthropic organizations.
“People feel good when they buy from us because they know that with every item they purchase, we donate to someone in need. We offer our consumers the opportunity to help someone in a less fortunate situation. By donating with every purchase, we help consumers kill two birds with one stone: to save money and help someone in need at the same time,” says Elizabeth Brown, co-founder of the CHOOSE HAITI initiative at Blanket America.
To learn more about Blanket America and the CHOOSE HAITI movement, visit Blanket America at www.BlanketAmerica.com or call 212-643-5350. Blanket America is also available on Facebook and Twitter at www.Facebook.com/BlanketAmerica and www.Twitter.com/BlanketAmerica.