Last night the husband and I met up with some friends and family to watch the UNC basketball game. While we were watching the game, I started talking to a mutual friend who was showing my brother in law the coolest bullet necklace. (Stay with me now) That kind of thing is exactly his style. Not only was it a great guy's necklace, it is made by a local company called Half United. This Wilmington company makes t-shirts and accessories and gives HALF of the total sale to charity. What an amazing concept, right?
What would you say if I told you there is a clothing company that is more concerned with caring than consumerism? That this company believes business can and should be profitable- but giving back should always top the list when it comes to their bottom line? And what if I told you this company puts you at the epicenter of their cause- because every time you purchase one of their products, you personally feed a child in need?
This is what HALF UNITED is all about.
In the summer of 2009 HALF United was founded by a young aspiring entrepreneur named Carmin Black who had just returned home to North Carolina after traveling the country on behalf of TOMS Shoes. Inspired by the TOMS One for One movement Carmin joined forces with her brother and many of their friends to create a company that would feed children in need with every purchase made.
The name HALF United stems from the idea that when you purchase their products that’s only HALF of what you’re doing- YOU are also personally feeding a child in need.
At HALF our main goal is to unite our family, our friends, and supporters to peacefully protest global hunger. We realize none of us can eradicate hunger alone, but United there’s nothing we cannot accomplish.
Thank you for doing your HALF.
You can find more information and buy online here.
This is a great local company and I would love to see it's popularity grow beyond Wilmington. Please share via blog, facebook, and twitter!