Feed-bag maven Lauren Bush's clothing line Lauren Pierce debuts in Barneys today. (And you thought those gift cards Topshop's been handing out on the street were exciting.) Like the ubiquitous Feed sack, sales of which help feed children in impoverished nations, the Lauren Pierce line is also attached to a cause. Vanity Fair explains:
For spring ’09, she worked with Women for Women International, which teaches women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo how to hand-dye fabrics. The one-of-a-kind materials accent Lauren Pierce’s timeless cocktail dresses, double-sided capes, and perfect-for-spring skirts, and 10 percent of the proceeds from sales go back to supporting the artisans.
The charity supports women who hand-dye fabrics for the Lauren Pierce line. So the charity is essentially the line itself. Very clever, Lauren. Very clever.