|"Dune Field On Mars"|
A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to meet with Celine Semaan, the mastermind behind the coolest new brand Slow Factory. It was a rainy morning and we met for tea and scones at Variety Cafe in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. I truly left feeling re-inspired and fed with the satisfaction of knowing that there really are good people left in the world especially here in New York.
|"Crater Water Ice on Mars"|
Two weeks ago, they teamed up with ANERA to launch the DIGNITY Fund, an effort to infuse social responsibility to the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East. This fund supports humanitarian aid to the refugees throughout the region. This special project has arrived in such a timely manner given all of the social and political debates that are now circling the media (in regards that area of the world). The DIGNITY Fund was also inspired by Celine's own experience of having to flee her home in Lebanon in the 1980s due to its civil war. It's very admirable when a brand has true humanitarian efforts in addition to creating a high quality product because it shows that their vision goes beyond them and that the end result is to make this world a better place. This is exactly why Slow Factory is one of the coolest brands out at this time—there's a truly great product linked with an even greater cause.
|"New York by Night"|