MINNEAPOLIS (June 16, 2014) — Hackwith Design House & American Refugee Committee Introduce the “Haven Top” in Honor of World Refugee Day.
A Limited, American-Made Design is the Product of Two Exceptional Minneapolis-Based Establishments. There are only 15 garments for sale and they will be released online for purchase on Friday, June 20, starting at 9 a.m.
It’s a fashion philanthropist’s dream come true: made in America with a global impact. Minneapolis-based designer Lisa Hackwith, head of Hackwith Design House (HDH), has partnered with Minneapolis-based international humanitarian organization American Refugee Committee (ARC) to create a special, limited design garment available in honor of World Refugee Day on June 20.
Named to encourage the idea that beauty and respect for individuality are central to restoring hope and creating a haven when all else is lost, the “Haven Top” celebrates the work happening around the world to help displaced persons take back control of their lives.
See the Haven Top blog site at http://hackwithdesignhouse.tumblr.com/post/88665010246/hackwith-design-house-x-american-refugee-committee. A perfect pairing, the clean, organic spirit of HDH’s design aesthetic thoughtfully aligns with the human-centered mission of ARC to capture a one-of-a-kind release.
All proceeds of the purchase of this piece contribute to ARC’s community programs which help refugees worldwide. A numbered sequence of only 15 garments will be made.
Lisa Hackwith has a background in art. It wasn’t until after art school that she taught herself how to sew. Lisa fell in love with this new medium and quickly immersed herself in the art of making clothing. She began selling clothing online in 2010, and four months later she decided to quit her job to devote herself full time to Hackwith Design House.
Over the last three years, Lisa realized that she needed to design clothing that she loved and that would become staples in her own closet. Every one of her designs is an expression of her aesthetic and the way she likes clothing to feel.
She delights in the details: the stitching, the color of the fabric, the way that it feels on your skin, the angle of a hemline, and always, her goal is to create the highlight of your closet. Lisa was also recently named “Best Designer” in the Star Tribune’s “2014 Best of Minnesota” list. To learn more, visit www.hackwithdesignhouse.com.
The American Refugee Committee-based in Minneapolis — is building a 21st century humanitarian organization rooted in co-creating with committed people to provide more meaningful solutions to humanitarian crises worldwide. Since its founding in 1979, ARC has worked with millions of refugees in conflict and crisis zones around the world.
ARC programs are built from the ground up for people at the most vulnerable points in their lives, when they have lost everything to war or disaster. ARC programs are diverse but work for a common goal to help people take back control of their lives. www.ARCrelief.org