FEED and Monica Singh Unveil Limited-Edition Bag Collection for International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality. IWD has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people. Today, Women’s Day belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. It is not country, group or organization specific.
There are lots of ways to honor women this International Women’s Day, but at Fenton, we want to highlight one unique partnership: FEED and Monica Singh, a survivor of violence and founder of the Mahendra Singh Foundation (MSF), have joined forces to release the FEED x Monica Singh Collection.
Featuring two limited-edition styles, the special bag collection raises awareness of gendered violence and empowers survivors, with funds going to MSF to help support scholarship programs for victims of violence. The collection is available today on feedprojects.com.
True to FEED’s model, the collection will also fight childhood hunger, by helping to provide school meals to kids in need around the world. Building upon the collection’s impact, both bags are entirely handmade and hand-beaded by a female artisan collective in India called Projecthrive, providing livelihoods, training and fair wages for at-risk women in New Delhi.
The FEED x Monica Singh Tote will provide 50 school meals, as well as donate funds to MSF. The FEED x Monica Singh Pouch will provide 25 school meals and donate funds to MSF. To purchase a bag or donate, visit feedprojects.com.
MSF is a non-profit organization founded in 2015 by Monica Singh and her brother, Nikhil Singh. MSF gets its name from their father, the late Mr. Mahendra Singh who devoted his life to helping others and stood tall and strong when his daughter, Monica, was burned with acid, giving her the courage to go on and pursue her goals and dreams.
Lauren Bush Lauren founded FEED in 2007 after seeing the reality of childhood hunger firsthand, while traveling with the World Food Programme. She created the first FEED Bag as a tangible way for her peers to get involved.