These past few weeks have certainly sent me into a tizzy. Trying to stay focused on work, on my daughter, and on my life has been clouded by my need to consume the ever-changing news coming out of Washington, to call my representatives, and to figure out where help is most needed.
The Wade + Belle family is made up of women, immigrants, members of the LGBTQ community, single mothers, and people of color. It is incredibly important to me that each and every team member feels protected and knows that the Wade + Belle values ensure their safety in the workplace. But in the outside world? Well, that’s another story.
I believe we, the citizens of this country, will have to take a larger role in ensuring that the people and groups we are most passionate about are taken care of during this unsettled and tumultuous time. While there are many issues that need our attention right now, the defunding of Planned Parenthood and the threat to so many of losing their health care resonates with us deeply.
This is not 50% of profits, this is 50% of all sales. If you are purchasing a $20 pair of tights, $10 of that will be going to Planned Parenthood. Between our mailing list and social channels, there are 50,000 of us. If each person purchases one pair of tights, Wade + Belle will make a $500,000 donation. Yes, big ambition, but that has never stopped us before.
Our company mission is to make it easier to be a woman, by making our basic clothing more comfortable. We want you to focus on your goals, your dreams, your family, your career… not your waistline. The influence we have, as women, to effect change is powerful. It is time to stand up for what we believe in.
Stay loud. Stay active. Stay passionate.
It starts here. It starts now.