Presenting Alice & Whittles – with a giveaway!!!

by torontogirlwest on March 21, 2013

As an urban Vancouverite, I’m pretty sure I spend most of the year wearing rain boots. And even though I do my best to make sure that they’re cute at the end of the day they’re still just black rubber wellingtons. Which is why I so eagerly await the annual change of weather that brings sunshine and clear blue skies.

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Every spring, I look forward to the days of comfy, colourful, and stylish footwear. And this year I’m particularly excited because I plan on spending a good chunk of my summer wearing sustainably produced, and craftsman created espadrilles from Alice & Whittles.

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Alice & Whittles is co-founded by a good law school friend of mine, Sofi Khwaja. Currently Alice & Whittles is raising funds for their start-up through a Kickstarter campaign. Sofi and her partner have until April 2nd, 2013 to raise £20,000 – at the time of writing 140 backers have contributed £11,843.

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The idea for Alice & Whittles came about when Sofi and her partner were working in North Africa providing humanitarian aid to refugees fleeing conflict zones. Quickly the two co-founders were able to see first hand what some of the most vulnerable people in the world were able to create with few resources and a bit of creativity. Alice & Whittles espadrilles are an attempt to harness that creativity in an alternative to aid that benefits every individual involved in the production process.

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In sourcing the fabric for their beautiful espadrilles, Alice & Whittles support small scale organic farmers, and rural hand weavers in India. The next step in the production involves using the passion and skill of artisan craftspeople in France.

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The end product is more than just a shoe, it’s a manifestation of a vision.

I am a firm believer that by choosing where we spend our money, we are making a choice about the kind of world in which we want to live. And that’s why I love the concept behind Alice & Whittles.

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I hope you will consider supporting Alice & Whittles kickstarter campaign and spreading the word about their start-up. Let’s face it, social media is a powerful thing!

 

Giveaway

To thank-you for being such faithful readers, and to encourage you to share Alice & Whittles with your friends, I’ve decided to host a giveaway for one pair of espadrilles (suitable for males or females) in a bright colour of your choosing!!!

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There are now five ways to enter the giveaway: 

* Tweet: Help support @alice_whittles kickstarter campaign  #fashion #sustainable #development #style

* Share a link to this giveaway AND the Alice & Whittles kickstarter campaign, on your blog

* Share a link to this giveaway AND the Alice & Whittles kicksarter campaign, on your blog’s Facebook page

* Like Alice & Whittles on Facebook

* Alice & Whittles has now shared this post on the Alice & Whittles Facebook page – share their post on your Facebook page (personal or blog)

In order for me to keep track of your entries, please come back to this post and comment (one comment per entry method) and paste a link to your tweet, post, or Facebook entry. If you have liked the Alice & Whittles Facebook page or shared their post please let me know in a comment below.

This giveaway will close on Wednesday, March 27th, 2013  Saturday, March 30th, 2013 at 8pm PST – so please start spreading the word!!!

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{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

Samantha Angela March 22, 2013 at 5:41 am
Samantha Angela March 22, 2013 at 5:41 am

Liked on Facebook!

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Yandra March 22, 2013 at 11:39 am

Liked on FB! :D

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Tasha March 22, 2013 at 12:05 pm

Liked on Facebook! As a more recent UVic Law Alum, I’m happy to see that I’m joining such an inspiring group of people :)

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Selena March 22, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Liked on Facebook AND Tweeted : selena romano ‏@evlcee 24s

help support @alice_whittles kickstarter campaign http://kck.st/XPWJzD #fashion #sustainable #development #style

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Danielle March 22, 2013 at 6:23 pm

Liked on facebook!

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Danielle March 22, 2013 at 6:23 pm

Shared on facebook

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Jenn (Cookies Cupcakes Cardio) March 22, 2013 at 8:35 pm

Tweeted!
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Jenn (Cookies Cupcakes Cardio) March 22, 2013 at 8:36 pm

“Liked” Alice and Whittles on FB!
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Jenn (Cookies Cupcakes Cardio) March 22, 2013 at 8:39 pm

Shared their post on FB :)
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Diana March 23, 2013 at 9:09 am

Liked on facebook! :)

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Veronica March 26, 2013 at 10:35 am

Liked on FB. :)

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Areta March 26, 2013 at 11:23 am
Areta March 26, 2013 at 11:24 am

Liked Alice & Whittles on FB

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Areta March 26, 2013 at 11:26 am

Shared the link to this post from the Alice and Whittles FB page

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Danica March 27, 2013 at 11:20 am

Hi Karen!!

I liked them on facebook and shared their post. :) What a great cause, I love how they are working so hard to give back, and thanks for emailing me to remind me to enter!

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Dorian March 27, 2013 at 5:29 pm

I liked Alice & Whittles on FB :)

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Dorian March 27, 2013 at 5:30 pm

I tweeted too! (dorian_bsm)
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Dorian March 27, 2013 at 5:40 pm

It’s up on my blog…both links! Look above the header on the left side of the page. Hope that’s okay ☺
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Dorian March 27, 2013 at 5:46 pm

I shared both links on my blog Facebook: Busily Spinning Momma. Phew! All done! (Can’t do the last one for some reason?)
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marisa March 28, 2013 at 11:05 pm

Liked on Facebook! And I have a daughter named Sofi so this makes me love this company even more. What darling shoes and an awesome company and giveaway.

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marisa March 28, 2013 at 11:09 pm

Shared on Facebook.

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Joy March 28, 2013 at 11:45 pm
Joy March 28, 2013 at 11:55 pm

I liked them on Facebook

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Joy March 29, 2013 at 12:50 am

I blogged it :-)
http://privatelyiamjoy.blogspot.com/2013/03/it-friday-i-awake-way-too-early-and.html?m=1
It’s a really cool idea – I’m actually off to go check out the kick starter page!
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Jill March 29, 2013 at 6:41 pm

Liked on facebook!
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Maureen March 30, 2013 at 9:36 am

I liked them on Facebook! Beautiful shoes, beautiful idea!

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