Rare Dirndl is dedicated to not only bringing you quality products, but also helping others throughout the world. Rare Dirndl works with the New York based charity, Global Goods Partners. “Global Goods Partners (GGP) is a fair-trade, not-for-profit organization dedicated to alleviating poverty and promoting social justice by strengthening women-led development initiatives for marginalized communities in Asia, Africa, and the Americas. GGP was founded in 2005 by Catherine Lieber Shimony and Joan Shifrin to create income generation opportunities for women, their families, and their communities.”
Rare Dirndl loves to combine GGP jewelry with dirndls. The Summer Sky Dirndl is pictured with the Recycled Necklace: Beads From Magazine Paper. Recycled Necklace: Beads From Magazine Paper. “Each bead is handmade using magazine paper that would otherwise be thrown into landfills and then varnished to keep shine. Colors vary from necklace to necklace due to the recycled nature of the magazines.”
All proceeds from the collection, Strenth in Pink, are donated to the Young Survival Coalition
Young Survival Coalition (YSC) is the premier global organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer. YSC offers resources, connections and outreach so women feel supported, empowered and hopeful.
All donations are made in memory of Katie Buchert, to raise breast cancer awareness among young women. We need to dispel the myth that breast cancer only occurs to women over the age of 40. Katie’s first entry in her journal after learning she had breast cancer tells her story:
At US Cellular [her employer], they live by the 4 L’s: Love, Live, Learn & Leave a Legacy. When a traumatic event occurs, you really think about what type of legacy you could want to leave behind – especially if you get another opportunity. I’m using this opportunity to carry my voice – particularly to those who were diagnosed with breast cancer at a young age. Our stories are a little bit different. We just began our career – fresh right out of college, still looking to find Prince Charming, and as my friend Lauren described it, “22 is the time to spend partying – the time to be at the bars – not to be living with cancer.” … But instead, I was fighting to have a mammogram.