make a wish

an old friend of mine is doing something really cool…

kael robinson is the founder of brazilets, a company that brings bracelets based on a 200-year-old tradition in brazil to countries all over the world. for years the bracelets have been worn throughout latin america, where it was believed that when the knots come undone and the bracelet falls off, your wishes will come true.
not only are the bracelets super cute (and they come in lots of fun colors), but 20% of all proceeds for selling the bracelets goes towards plant a billion trees, the nature conservancy’s campaign to restore the atlantic forest of brazil.
kael was nice enough to answer some questions for the fp blog.
where are you from?
i am from bryn mawr, pennsylvania.
when did you start brazilets?
i launched brazilets in august of 2008 and i launched live brazilian in august of 2009.
what inspired you to start the company?
i was inspired to start brazilets when I was given a brazilet as a gift. i made my three wishes on the braclelet and wore the bracelet for about 9 months until it fell off. when my ruby brazilet fell off in one month all three of my wishes came true. i thought if this can help me why not start selling brazilets to help other people around the world. so, i slowly started importing these bracelets from brazil, i went to brazil and met with manufacturers and went to the place where they originated,bahia brazil, and learned the history and found how amazing the culture is and the tradition of this 200-year-old tradition. i also wanted to donate back to brazil by preserving the amazon rainforest. so, i chose to donate a portion of our proceeds to plantabillion.com. since, then we have grown to have three distributors world wide and we have helped thousands of people have their wishes come true.
how successful have you been in your goal of protecting the amazon?
we have planted thousands of trees in the amazon and are trying to reach a goal of 1,000,000 by 2011.
what is the one article of clothing you can’t live without (besides brazilets!)?
i would have to say the one articles of clothing i can not live without are my sweatshirts! i love being comfortable and whether it is a worn old sweatshirt from high school or a new nice one that is a little dressier i can not live without it.
i love these photos of the bracelets from brazil:

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check out the brazilets website here!

Fran -Jul 12, 2010, 10:54AM
So cute! Im going to buy a blue and yellow each for me and friends! Hope everyone's wishes come true!
lola -Oct 14, 2009, 7:45PM
that is such a cool story! the photos are beautiful.

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le office style

a few pix from around the office last week…

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Whitney -Oct 21, 2009, 8:38PM
Yay, Thanks!
fpjulia -Oct 20, 2009, 5:08PM
Whitney- the oxfords are going to be available at free people in december!

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killer joss

one of our ny showroom ladies told us that joss stone was wearing the dreaming in paradise dress on regis & kelly this morning…

thanks, joss!

prague-nosis

just a quick pic of our image team as they were leaving the office last week…they’re currently shooting a book in prague! it’s gonna be pretty sweet, i bet…

natalie -Oct 09, 2009, 2:39AM
How exciting! Can't wait to see the pics from the shoot. I posted a f ew pics from the current catalog on my blog! check it out :) xoxo natalieoffduty.blogspot.com

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herbert pfostl

i found herbert pfostl’s book “to die no more” about a year ago…somehow i can’t help but visit his work every couple weeks…it inspires me beyond belief.

his blog is very intelligent, thoughtful and just plain perfect, too…

Iala -Mar 08, 2010, 2:03PM
Think you started blogging for the same reasons I did:
-Oct 06, 2009, 11:28AM
woah i immediately thought of kiki smith when i saw this. i've never seen a thing about her on the blog, if you dont know who she is PLEASE look her up and feature her, shes so amazing i did my senior art thesis on her

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corinne day

corinne day‘s photography is stunning…i’ve loved so many of her stories!

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from our call center supervisor, julie, on timepiece jewelry… :)

(from: http://jakandjil.com/blog/?p=2473)
i am a fan of loading up on accessories to create a show-stopping statement. a new trend of stacking watches has surfaced, and I’m replacing my bangles and bracelets with piles of timepieces. it may seem like an expensive endeavor, but I went the route of eBay and bought a “lot” (group) of vintage watches that had stopped working long ago. come on ladies, does it really matter if the watch is ticking or not? i scored a lot of 12 watches for a mere 11 bucks. mix it up—break out that old swatch watch that you kept in your jewelry box and slide it on next to a sleek mens ticker or a dainty bracelet-style watch (everyone’s mom has one of these, I’m sure she won’t mind you borrowing it for awhile!)

Call Center Philippines -Oct 07, 2009, 1:46AM
I'm also a fan of Jakandjil.com... haha.. All I can say is that, if someone ask for a time tell them that you wore the wrong watch - it has no battery. It works for me. LOL.

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pretty thing

knighttcat just posted about charlotte lohmann

she made an appearance on our may 09 homepage…see below…she IS lovely.

jonny -Oct 05, 2009, 6:11AM
Looking so charming
Ali -Oct 02, 2009, 1:34PM
She was always one of my favorite models free people features. She is just so ethereal and pretty. I remember her picture in the across the wire convertible dress, she looked just like a dreamy mermaid who just emerged from the sea. (:

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tgif

some of us out on the town…
enjoy the weekend! be safe.

on tuesday, ny daily news reported that designer mark fast intended to use plus-size models on the runway during london’s fashion week.

his stylist and creative director quit 3 days before the show.
if the girls pictured are his models, i think he did a rad job, but…what do you think?

Jennifer -Jul 06, 2013, 7:52PM
I love your clothes. But they don't fit me. Especially now. Because for some reason, the 3 medications I now have to take that I will not be able to live without, I have gone from a size 10 to a size 20 in 10 years. I am not sure what I am going to do. It makes me very upset. There is basically no way to lose weight on these medications, at least not all the way back down to a size 10. I saw your Daisy Lace Dress, the model is 5'9" like me, and she is a size Small. I think I'm a XXL now. And I haven't even had kids yet. Please make your clothes bigger. The fact that they don't fit really hurts. Thanks. -Jen
Designer Lingerie -Oct 07, 2009, 12:40AM
I totally agree with Sherlyn's word that "A good designer would be someone who can designs clothes that makes EVERYONE pretty. If a dress doesn't look good on plus or regular person, then he/she should NOT be considered a designer." I think this post will definitely helpful for the designers as well as readers like me. Thanks a lot for sharing. Keep blogging.

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new designer!

meet our new we the free designer!

and see what she likes…and dislikes.

what is your job here at fp?
designer for we the free
what is your current state of mind?
confused
who are your heroes?
hmmmm………….successful people in general?
what would you choose to be in your next life?
big bow
who or what is your greatest love?
jeff ma & mirabel
name one thing necessary to your happiness.
food & family (oops! accidentally wrote 2 things!)
what, if anything, do you hate the most?
cad bodies…my ex-colleagues would share the same feeling
if you had a band, what would your band name be, and what instrument would you play?
fartloud – bassoon?
what color are you?
white or gold
what’s your motto?
work hard, don’t get stressed

meg -Oct 09, 2009, 4:17PM
hate cad bodies toooooooo
ALina Reznik -Sep 25, 2009, 3:46PM
She is so sweet and love her answers! Hope to see her designs soon!

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miranda july

by way of booooooom.com
artist/writer/beautiful miranda july taking moments from classic movies and making them her own…

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