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Peace & Love,
Tida & Lisa Finch - Founders of the fashion label Finchittida Finch

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY  Lets all love, support & encourage eachother to be the best we can be! Lisa & Tida xx 
#InternationalWomensDay2014#InternationalWomensDay#sisterhood#girlpower#peace #love #support #encourage #wonderwomen
WOMEN OF THE WORLD FESTIVAL 2014

Wednesday 5 March 2014 - Sunday 9 March 2014 

WOW is a 3 day annual festival at the Southbank Centre in central London, that consists of talks, debates, performance and activism celebrating women and girls. Everything is covered from politics, science and sex to fashion, war and power. And the festival has some incredible guest speakers this year, including the heroin Malala Yousafzai , artist (transvestite potter) Grayson Perry and British fashion designer / political activist Vivienne Westwood.

We’ve got our tickets, have you got yours?!


www.southbankcentre.co.uk/women-of-the-world

#SOSVenezuela

Our dear friend has been protesting in London this weekend alongside many Venezuelans outside of Venezuela - to give the country a voice.

This is because the Venezuelan government are trying to hide the horrific & violent injustice of human rights that is happening in Venezuela right now.

A peaceful student protest against the country’s corrupt government has turned into a full blown attack on the innocent people, by the Venezuelan government and its armed forces - who are suppose to protect its citizens. Innocent people are being killed, hundreds injured and more and more detained and tortured each day.

On top of this the Venezuelan government has shut down all social media in the country and news reporters have been deported.

So its up to us to spread the word, please share this post.

More info here:
http://caracaschronicles.com/2014/02/20/the-game-changed/

http://www.channel4.com/news/venezuela-madura-caracascapriles-chavez-ukraine

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/20/venezuelas-poor-protests-chavez-revolution

Most Powerful Women Philanthropists

It is a reassuring thing to know that many of the world’s most powerful women are focused on giving back. In 2012 Forbes surveyed the philanthropic work of the current most powerful women (unfortuntely there isn’t an up-to-date list), these women have donated millions of dollars in art, helped innumerable individuals through international humanitarian organizations and raised consciousness (and cash) for causes closest to their hearts.

And these amazing women are:

1. Jennifer Lopez
J Lo and her sister founded the Lopez Family Foundation, with the goal of improving the health and well-being of women and children around the world. Additionally, Lopez became the first female spokesperson for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America in 2010, having been a Club member herself.

2. Christine Lagarde
Christine Lagarde is the first female managing director of the International Monetary Fund, fostering financial stability and reducing poverty in 188 countries around the world.

3. Helen Clark
Helen Clark oversees the United Nations Development Program’s $5 billion annual budget and more than 8,000 employees to help nations develop and foster the abilities needed to prevent and withstand crisis, fight poverty, empower women, build democratic societies and protect the environment.

4. Drew Gilpin Faust
Since being named the first female president of Harvard in 2007, Drew Gilpin Faust has worked to expand the university’s range of financial aid and international reach, as she guided Harvard through the rough financial waters of the recession. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

5. Angelina Jolie
The Jolie-Pitt Foundation, a joint effort between Angelina and fiance Brad, has donated millions to causes including Doctors without Borders and the Global Health Committee. Jolie herself also donated $100,000 in June to the UNHCR to assist Syrian refugees.

6. Solina Chau
Solina Chau directs the $8.2 billion Li Ka Shing Foundation, the “third son” of La Ka Shing, the richest man in Asia, through which he dedicates a third of his assets towards charity work. Chau has also founded her own foundation, which focuses on education and women’s initiatives.

7. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey
As the President and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Risa Lavizzo-Mourey oversees 700-800 grants that dedicate up to $400 million per year toward improving health and health care.

8. Gisele Bundchen
Gisele Bundchen is not only a Brazilian supermodel, but also a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), credited with planting over 500,000 trees in Brazil this year through her association with the program. Bundchen also donated $1 million to the Japanese Red Cross for Earthquake relief and launched a model search in Brazil’s most impoverished areas as part of an effort to boost the self esteem of the poorest in Brazil.

9. Laurene Powell Jobs
Laurene Powell Jobs sits on the boards of several nonprofits including the NewSchools Venture Fund, Conservation International and College Track, an organization she founded that is designed to ensure admittance to and graduation from college for underserved students. Powell Jobs is also the founder and chair of the Emerson Collective, which works with entrepreneurs to promote social reform.

10. Shari Arison
Last year, Shari Arison launched Goodnet.org, an online social platform to connect individuals to volunteer work and community service opportunities. Arison also partnered with MTV to expand her annual initiative Good Deeds Day, a day dedicated to encouraging international good deeds.

11. Alice Walton
Alice Walton opened Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in the town of Bentonville, Ark, to allow people to connect with art and nature, while stimulating economic growth in Northwest Arkansas. The museum holds millions of dollars worth of art and history, including a rare copy of the Declaration on Independence in Summer 2012.

12. Ertharin Cousin
Ertharin Cousin began her tenure as the Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme, the world’s largest humanitarian organization, in April 2012. In this position, she oversees 15,000 staff in 78 countries to raise awareness and provide solutions for international struggles with hunger, food insecurity, and malnutrition.

13. Beyonce Knowles
In 2011 the pop superstar partnered with the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation, a nonprofit that focuses on diversity and community service in the media, to create a video in support of the Obama Administration’s “Get Moving” campaign that featured a remix of the 2007 hit “Get Me Bodied.” Beyonce also lent her support to World Humanitarian Day, performing ‘I Was Here’ at the United Nations and putting her infrequently used Twitter to good use.

14. Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen DeGeneres is known for using her show as more than a time to interview celebrities. The Ellen Show has been a platform for anti-bullying advocacy and animal rights activism, along with a host of other philanthropic organizations and initiatives.

15. Melinda Gates
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation gave away $2.6 billion in the last year and to date has made more than $25 billion in grant commitments. Melinda has pledged an additional $560 million this year to help provide access to contraception to women in some of the world’s poorest countries.

16. Shakira
In 1996, Shakira founded the Barefoot Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing and improving early education systems worldwide. The singer-songwriter is also a UNICEF ambassador.

17. Oprah Winfrey
The Oprah Winfrey Foundation, Oprah’s private charity, has awarded hundreds of grants to organizations that encourage education and empowerment of women and children around the world, including the foundation of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa. Oprah’s Angle Network was founded in 1996 to encourage others to give, encouraging the donation of millions of dollars.

18. Helene Gayle
As CEO of the humanitarian organization CARE USA, Dr. Helene Gayle oversees an annual budget of $626 million to aid over 122 million people in 84 countries around the world. Gayle has brought to CARE a focus on long term impact and commitment to girls and women that go hand in hand in creating social change in poor communities.

19. Lady Gaga
2012 was a year of philanthropy for Lady Gaga, who announced the launch of the Born This Way Foundation, an organization “dedicated to creating a safe community that helps connect young people with the skills and opportunities they need to build a kinder, braver world.”

20. Judith Rodin
Judith Rodin is the Rockefeller Foundation’s first female president and has been credited with recalibrating the organization to the needs of the 21st century world. In the last year alone, she has overseen the distribution of $141 million to organizations dedicated to solving global problems, from climate change to lack to health care.

Literally moved to tears by Ellen Page’s coming out speech

#ellenpage #equality #onelove

A half-dozen independent coffee shops in the nation’s capital have banded together to lure consumers away from that French-roasted behemoth known as Starbucks.

“D.C. Disloyalty Card" holders will get a stamp when they visit Peregrine Espresso, Filter, The Coffee Bar, Chinatown Coffee Company, La Mano and the Blind Dog Cafe. Once six stamps are collected, the disloyal card-holder can enjoy a free drink from one of the participating shops.
"The card is a fun way to get baristas and customers talking with each other," Dawn Shanks, a Peregrine Espresso barista who helped create the card, told the Washington Post. “It also reflects the connection all the individual shops have with one another — the coffee community is a supportive and close-knit group.”
Shops are already running out of the cards; 500 were made in the initial printing, and more may be on the way, according to DC Eater. We’ve heard no official word from Starbucks on this topic, though we imagine the company is currently frothing with a hint of pumpkin spice.

Words: Huffington Post

A half-dozen independent coffee shops in the nation’s capital have banded together to lure consumers away from that French-roasted behemoth known as Starbucks.

D.C. Disloyalty Card" holders will get a stamp when they visit Peregrine Espresso, Filter, The Coffee Bar, Chinatown Coffee Company, La Mano and the Blind Dog Cafe. Once six stamps are collected, the disloyal card-holder can enjoy a free drink from one of the participating shops.

"The card is a fun way to get baristas and customers talking with each other," Dawn Shanks, a Peregrine Espresso barista who helped create the card, told the Washington Post. “It also reflects the connection all the individual shops have with one another — the coffee community is a supportive and close-knit group.”

Shops are already running out of the cards; 500 were made in the initial printing, and more may be on the way, according to DC Eater. We’ve heard no official word from Starbucks on this topic, though we imagine the company is currently frothing with a hint of pumpkin spice.

Words: Huffington Post

Fashion world, listen up: Native American headdresses are not a seasonal accessory.

This point was made loud and clear by Belgian designer Walter Van Beirendonck, who sent models down the runway wearing feathered headgear during his Fall 2014 show at Menswear Fashion Week on Wednesday. But unlike his ill-advised contemporaries, his headdresses were emblazoned with the sentence “Stop Racism.”

Very clever, Van Beirendonck.

Perhaps the bold move was a satirical nod to the recent Chanel show in Dallas, which featured models wearing feathered headdresses. Or maybe the designer was referencing Karlie Kloss’ now-infamous strut down the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show catwalk, complete with her own eyebrow-raising headpiece.

Then there was H&M’s recent decision to sell its own version to the masses in Canada. The retailer subsequently pulled the items after Kim Wheeler, a customer of Ojibwa-Mohawk descent, wrote H&M to say that these headdresses are “a symbol of respect and honour and should not be for sale as some sort of cute accessory.”

Clearly, Van Beirendonck had plenty to work with when it came to the fashion world’s appropriation of Native American culture. Think people will finally get the message?

Words: Huffington Post