FEED Projects: Feed the World
On her travels around the world as a World Food Programme (WFP) Honorary Spokesperson, Lauren Bush Lauren witnessed the effects of hunger firsthand. In places like Cambodia, Chad and Guatemala, she saw a program making a dent in child malnutrition: school meals. When a child is given a free, nutritious school lunch, it can break the cycle of poverty she was born into and empower her to change her own life.
FEED Projects was founded by Lauren Bush Lauren in 2007 with the simple idea of creating products that would engage people in the fight against hunger in a tangible way. Lauren created the first FEED bag in their signature burlap, inspired by the bags of food rations she saw being delivered by WFP. To transparently convey impact, she incorporated the number ‘1’ into the design to signify that the bag would provide school meals to 1 child in school for a year when purchased. Still today, every one of FEED Projects’ products has a number stamped on it that signifies the amount of meals or micronutrient packets provided with its purchase.
Creating Eco-Conscious, Socially-Minded Products
FEED is a social business, which means there is an enduring principle at the heart of what they do: people’s choices of what to buy and wear have the power to change the world. As such, all of our products are produced under fair-labor conditions. They are also committed to using environmentally friendly materials, including organic cotton and burlap, whenever possible.
FEED Projects also works with artisans for a growing number of collections. They work with established cooperatives in Colombia, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Kenya, Mexico and Peru to provide sustainable livelihoods to underserved populations.
With unique aesthetic and a range of styles from small pouches to beaded bracelets and classic leather goods, FEED really has something for everyone. Stop by Versant to see these beautiful pieces in person and learn more about how your purchase can help feed the children of the world.