WISHING YOU A NEW YEAR FILLED WITH PEACE, LIGHT, + LOVE!
Giving Socks, Helping Kids!
This week (Monday through Friday), THIS NIGHT is donating $2/pair sold online to three wonderful organizations that help kids! As you may know, THIS NIGHT always donates $1/pair sold online shared between two great nonprofits: the Reading Olivet Boys & Girls Club –– which helps kids and teens in my hometown of Reading, PA, where THIS NIGHT socks were developed and knit until the mill was shut down by its new corporate owners –– and the Catawba County Partnership for Children, which helps kids in the area in North Carolina where THIS NIGHT socks are now knit.
This week, THIS NIGHT is donating an additional $1/pair sold online to Fresh Youth Initiatives! I just learned about this great nonprofit, which serves the area in Northern Manhattan where I live and whose mission is "to empower youth who have the fewest resources to reach their greatest potential." What greater mission could there be? THIS NIGHT is so very happy to know about and support this wonderful organization.
MADE IN USA Gift Guide
Thank you very much for considering THIS NIGHT socks as gifts for your friends and family! If you are looking for other gifts made in America by small businesses, here are some that I really like:
WALLETS & PURSES by OFFCHUTES
I have a wallet and a purse by Barbara of OffChutes (based in Oregon), and I love them! They are beautiful, lightweight, and made of old paragliders and parachutes.
BONSAI by DANDY FARMER
I have a little tree from Dandy Farmer (based in Brooklyn), which really brings me joy each day. Matt and Paul have created these for people who are not bonsai experts –– the pot, made by a local artist, is designed to hold water well yet drain (so your tree doesn't need to be watered all the time but won't rot), for example. It's been about two years, and my tree is still alive!
The folks at Kerf Case (based in Pittsburgh) make really lovely wooden cases for phones (and they do protect them when dropped, as I have found), and Kerf also offers really great customer service!
Cody and Ali of Untitled_Co. (based in Philadelphia), make beautiful and useful wooden products. I have an air plant holder, but they make cutting boards and much more.
Andrea of Savannah Hope Studio (based in NYC) makes beautiful, wonderful-smelling soaps and more with natural ingredients.
Tiffany of The Raspberry Room (based in Brooklyn) makes beautiful, lavender-filled eye masks (and also cute zippered pouches and pillows)!
I love the paintings and drawings of Susan Homer (based in Brooklyn) so much! They feature things I love ––patterns, colors, birds, and flowers –– and bring me joy!
Breehan lives in Maine now, but much of her beautiful work is focused on the wilderness of Wisconsin, where she grew up.
The quilts below are by Sarah Nishiura and Patricia Belyea. Patricia runs Okan Arts (based in WA) with her daughter, Victoria –– they sell vintage Japanese yukata cotton, and their gallery has incredibly beautiful quilts. The Okan Arts newsletter is also very interesting (and one that I read as soon as it arrives!).