OmniPeace

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OmniPeace
Industry Fashion
Founded June 2007
Founders Mary Fanaro
Headquarters Los Angeles, California
Key people Mary Fanaro
Products Apparel and accessories
Website OmniPeace.com

OmniPeace is a humanitarian fashion brand founded in 2007 by Mary Fanaro and based in Los Angeles, California.[1][2] Each year, the brand donates a percentage of its profits to a charitable organization doing work in Africa.[3] OmniPeace has previously partnered with organizations including Millennium Promise,[4] UNICEF,[5] the Lalela Project,[1] and buildOn.[6]

In 2005, after watching a Live 8 concert, Fanaro had the idea of introducing a food line called "Peace of Chocolate" whose profits would benefit initiatives to end African poverty; she later decided to create a clothing label.[6] Fanaro met with Millennium Promise and proposed that her idea would benefit their charity.[2] Two weeks before OmniPeace opened in June 2007, Fanaro was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, but the brand still launched as planned in New York City and Los Angeles.[7]

Charitable contributions[edit]

In the past five years, OmniPeace has built seven schools, raised over half a million dollars for Millennium Promise, a non-profit organization founded by Jeffrey Sachs (Economist, Global Anti-Poverty Crusader & Head of Earth Institute/Columbia University); raised funds and awareness for The City of Joy, a rehabilitation center and safe haven for women and children victims of violence of war in Congo; and sent two convoys into Somalia with Superbowl Champions The New York Giants, feeding over 5,000 families during one of the worst humanitarian crisis in the last 60 years.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Labor Of Love: Clothing Line OmniPeace Exceeds School Construction Goals In Senegal". The Huffington Post (TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.). February 15, 2011. Retrieved August 26, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Ramberg, JJ (October 15, 2008). "Star Power". Entrepreneur (Entrepreneur Media, Inc.). Retrieved August 26, 2011. 
  3. ^ Rippin, Kelly (September 18, 2009). "'Twilight's' Facinelli tweets for a good cause". MSNBC. Retrieved August 26, 2011. 
  4. ^ Cannon, Mae Elise; Perkins, John (2009). Social Justice Handbook: Small Steps for a Better World. InterVarsity Press. p. 265. ISBN 978-0-8308-3715-1. 
  5. ^ Garcia, Jennifer (June 12, 2009). "Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox Arquette and Sheryl Crow Come Together for the Congo". People (Time Inc.). Retrieved August 26, 2011. 
  6. ^ a b Blay, Zandile (November 18, 2009). "Jennifer Aniston and Courtney Cox Adore This Designer, And You Will Too". The Huffington Post (TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.). Retrieved August 26, 2011. 
  7. ^ Burch, Andrea D.S. (November 4, 2009). "Peace, Love and Fashion". The Miami Herald (Miami Herald Media Co.). p. 1E. 

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