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How Code Empowers Social Good: The Warby Parker Story

Saeed Jabbar | Posted 07.21.2014 | Home
Saeed Jabbar

"Our thinking here is aligned with support for scale, rapid prototyping and agility."

Faithful Shopper: In My Beach Bag

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 07.14.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

We're in the heart of beach season, and it's time to replenish our stock of essentials, from sunglasses to sunscreen, books to laptops and everything in between.

A Different Kind of Social Enterprise Is Helping Communities See Clearly

Neil Blumenthal | Posted 06.11.2014 | Impact
Neil Blumenthal

Rather than simply handing out glasses, we worked to train individuals in developing countries to conduct vision screenings, educate their neighbors about the importance of eye care, and sell high-quality, low-cost glasses to their communities.

TOMS and Warby Parker Aren't the Only Buzzworthy Brands

Joah Spearman | Posted 07.07.2014 | Style
Joah Spearman

The success stories of both TOMS and Warby Parker have been written and written again, but there are two companies in their shadows that deserve your ...

Unplug -- Full Speed Ahead!

David Sable | Posted 06.21.2014 | Technology
David Sable

Unplugging clears your mind, opens up new paths for problem solving, creates new and exciting relationships between ideas and ultimately drives the best use of technology

Can Capitalism Afford a Conscience?

Marian Salzman | Posted 05.25.2014 | Business
Marian Salzman

At first glance, capitalism circa 2014 looks like a pretty soulless endeavor: massive piles of fast money, no wider context of conscience involved. Ju...

The Art of Social Entrepreneurship: Warby Parker & Neil Blumenthal

One World with Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.21.2014 | Business
One World with Deepak Chopra

Native New Yorker, Neil Blumenthal was taught to value community at a young age while attending a Quaker school in Manhattan. Combine that with his ba...

Why I Will Not Buy Another Honda

Ira Israel | Posted 05.14.2014 | Business
Ira Israel

Brand loyalty is a commodity; making customers feel valued is an integral part of doing business in the new economy (in most economies, really) -- particularly when it is always possible to find competitive prices on the Internet.

The Faithful Shopper: Spring Vacation

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 04.16.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Are you as done with winter as I am? I've never seen our friends and neighbors in more need of a spring break in the sun! While it may be cold and sno...

What Does It Take to Change the World?

Barbara Becker | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Barbara Becker

Eight years later, Maggie is the legal guardian of forty-four children. Through grassroots fundraising -- and the money she earned from babysitting back home -- Maggie built the Kopila Valley Children's Home and School,

Lessons on Building a Social Enterprise From the First Buy-One-Give-One Food Company

Peter Walters | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
Peter Walters

It pays to give. TOMs has given over 10 million pairs of shoes; SoapBox Soaps has provided over 20,000 children with vitamin supplements for a year; W...

The Faithful Shopper: Best of 2013

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 03.02.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It's been an eventful year for all of us in the New York retail and fashion scene, from grand old friends such as Bergdorf Goodman and Macy's undergoi...

A Better World Is the New Bottom Line

Abhi Nangia | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Abhi Nangia

We can't let these better choices make us complacent. We can't use that better buy to justify the rack of sweatshop-sourced products in our closet. Every product has a story, and it's up to us to choose which story we want to live on.

Opportunities Increasing for Authors in E-Book Single Marketplace

Howard Polskin | Posted 12.09.2013 | Books
Howard Polskin

If there's any gloomy note in the findings for the third quarter, it's the outlook for new fiction in the e-book single marketplace. There appears to be very little appetite from consumers for short fiction from unknown or relatively unknown authors.

The Big (Ain't Always) Easy

Zachary Dominitz | Posted 11.27.2013 | Business
Zachary Dominitz

The meaning of 'social good,' a lot like the Occupy movement, varies greatly depending on your perspective.

Wearable Technology Will Change Us. But How?

Carrie Yury | Posted 11.13.2013 | Technology
Carrie Yury

Wearable technologies bring up a plethora of new ways of breaching etiquette, allowing technology to come in between us (physically or metaphorically) and changing the way we interact. So there is valid reason for wearable anxiety.

Giving Back Through Fashion

Laura Dunn | Posted 08.18.2013 | Business
Laura Dunn

The topic of fast fashion always raises an interesting debate, with many a question posed over the ethical, financial and moral aspects of where mater...

Say Cheese! #Selfies as the New Marketing Campaign

Rana Florida | Posted 08.17.2013 | Business
Rana Florida

With smartphones, people can snap a #Selfie and share it with their network of friends or followers in an instant; even the Clintons are engaging in the trend.

4 Fun Ways to Give Back While Spending (PHOTOS)

Chrissy Denihan O'Donovan | Posted 08.13.2013 | Impact
Chrissy Denihan O'Donovan

Today more than 83 percent of Americans wish brands would support causes and companies are responding, making it easy and fun for all to get involved ...

Chic Father's Day Gift Guide

Indie Lee | Posted 08.12.2013 | Style
Indie Lee

Whether it be at a family BBQ, a hike with that special guy or just by having a lazy Sunday showering the men in our life with love and affection, Father's Day is meant to celebrate our personal male role models.

How Do You Develop a Brand Around Doing Good Business?

Rachael Chong | Posted 08.06.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

Lane Wood, veteran of charity:water and Warby Parker, has set out on his own to give advice to companies with social missions.

Drinking Trends to Cheers to!

Maude Standish | Posted 07.07.2013 | Taste
Maude Standish

Four alcohol consumption trends that Millennials are giving cheers to.

LOOK: A Holiday Gift Guide For The Philanthropist In Your Life

Sarah Medina | Posted 11.23.2012 | Good News

Black Friday is here! While you make your holiday shopping lists, you might want to think about a slightly different kind of gift -- the kind that giv...

LOOK: Warby Parker Brings Cool Glasses, Big Yellow Bus To D.C.

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 11.16.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Online bespeckled shoppers rejoice: Warby Parker is in your town, sort-of. The online seller of glasses of the prescription kind has tak...

Why I Just Can't Stop Shopping

Dana Oliver | Posted 01.15.2013 | Style
Dana Oliver

An intervention by Iyanla Vanzant won't save me!