Farm2Fashion makes soft, knit blankets and throws with patriotic flair and a commitment to American manufacturing that we can't help but admire. Since launching on The Grommet in May of 2014, Laurie has been busy growing her business, and knitting more blankets than ever.
Libraries Without BordersThe Ideas Box
Q: It is easy to take something as simple as a library for granted when we have so many other ways to access information. I know I do! This is a great reminder that libraries are more than just sets of books and computers. Why was it important for Libraries without Borders to develop the Ideas Box?
A: Displaced communities and refugees have immediate needs for food, clothing, shelter, and medical aid. Once these needs have been met, communities seek to rebuild. Too often, the tools to build the future are lacking. The Ideas Box was born from this challenge to provide access to information, culture, and education for refugees. We created the Ideas Box along with the UNHCR and designer Philippe Starck specifically so that it could be set up in the harshest and most isolated contexts. The shell protects the contents from severe environment and/or inclement weather. It is autonomous and fits on two standard transportation pallets. The easy-to-transport kit opens to serve over 70 users.