Hello BANDED family,
2020 is soooo not what we expected. We had such big plans! We introduced the French Collection – our prettiest assortment ever! We launched our passion project -beautifully designed Oncology and Wellness products. We released our new Coastal Collection only to find all our events and trade shows canceled.
Like everyone else, we had to make big decisions & big changes. We prioritized our families, friends, team and customers -all of whom are either learning to stay safe at home or are fighting on the front lines. We looked for ways to offer support & encouragement while working hard to keep our business stable and our loved ones healthy.
2020 has given us an opportunity to live out our mission statement: To create great product while serving a greater purpose. We leaned into this & found ourselves uniquely positioned to help in essential ways we never imagined:
We donated 500 baby blankets, rompers and headbands to the Community Resource Center in Nashville to help families affected by a devastating tornado.
We worked relentlessly w/ our supply chain to manufacture products that could be used as masks.
We developed & manufactured a utility headband with buttons (to save those ears from mask elastic!)
We donated hundreds of yards of fabric to community mask making groups.
We donated hundreds of headwraps & headbands to healthcare workers.
We provided meals to some of the world’s poorest children.
Our 1=3 meal donation has never been more important than during this pandemic! BANDED was honored to be a presenting sponsor at Food for the Poor’s “We Are One” virtual event that raised over 5.7million meals! To date, BANDED has provided 12.4 million meals to children.
We know you have a choice where to shop & we are so grateful you choose to be part of our BANDED family. We wanted to share a few ways we have – and will continue – to create beautiful and useful products, while serving our community and the world’s children.
Thank you for supporting BANDED and helping to feed some of the world’s poorest children.
It has never been more important to be #banded2gether
Lisa Powers Struble
Owner | CEO