Today is the day! The collaboration we hinted at last week is finally live and for sale starting today on Brickyard Buffalo! and we’re so excited to share the details. Ali Fenlon, the designer and seamstress behind Sage & Harper has been sending a portion of her shop’s proceeds for quite awhile to Pound the Pavement for Parenthood (a charity that sponsors couples struggling with funding their adoption or In Vitro treatments) the amount of good that both of these groups are doing is so inspiring and we feel so blessed to be able to jump on the bandwagon with them. Ali is a burst of energy and just being around her invigorates and excites us, isn’t that the best kind of person?
Ali had us sit down and select fabrics and prints to create our very own version of her popular cross-body satchel. We were like kids in a candy store pouring over stacks of tweeds and leathers and vibrant graphic prints. We were inspired by Fall and selected this awesome ostrich leather, with a thick gray tweed and just the right amount of stripes on the strap and lining. After our afternoon playing designers, Ali got to work and a month or so later brought back the results. We’ve all been that girl in squeezing past someone in the grocery store aisle and practically taking them out with our giant mom bag. Not pretty. This one is the perfect mid-size bag, it will fit all your necessities, but isn’t bulky.
“The answer is simple. It’s People. I believe that our relationships make the world go round. This project to benefit Pound the Pavement and ultimately a deserving couple has been an incredible journey of humility. My greatest calling as a Mother to my children has chipped away and refined me to reveal my true self. I want that same experience to be possible for a couple who couldn’t otherwise do it on their own. The ache and longing of infertility echoes through my mind but I’ve found immense healing and gratitude from other supportive women and gifted doctors who made my dream of a family a reality. I’m honored to sponsor Pound the Pavement in their cause and mission. More so, I’m incredibly grateful for Emily, Nicole and Jenna in collaborating for this project. Their impeccable taste and giant hearts made this Sage & Harper bag a home run!”
The latest couple to be sponsored by Sage & Harper‘s donations is Matt and Stephanie.After years of negative pregnancy tests, burst cysts due to Clomid, and exploring all avenues, they finally found themselves with In Vitro Fertilization as their next step towards creating a family. With Matt in school full time and Stephanie working hard to support them, funding this next step is near impossible. Thanks to Ali and Pound the Pavement Matt and Stephanie’s funds are covered. We hope that this bag will give this gift to even more couples!
We love the message of both Sage & Harper and Pound the Pavement to give those who need it most a leg up. As you do your Holiday shopping this season, we hope you’ll keep this bag in mind, as we have seen firsthand the good it can do!
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Matt & Stephanie’s photo courtesy of Jill Witt.