SUSAN ALEXANDRA

 Susan Alexandra, designer, pictured above. Image c/o susanalexandra.com

Susan Alexandra, designer, pictured above. Image c/o susanalexandra.com

Truth be told, I had another post planned for today on summer skincare, but I decided that can wait. I’ve been very moved by the outpour of support and action on social media to stop families from being separated at the border. At the core, we are all human beings. We have no say over where we’re born or what means we are born into. And when those fleeing political oppression or gang violence or domestic abuse or other life threatening situations - when they work up the courage to make dangerous journeys to a new country seeking a better life, it feels downright inhumane to turn them away, to deny them asylum, to cage them, and/or to separate them from their family members. Let's not forget that our country was built by brave men and women who also journeyed to a new place in hopes of a better life. 

Scrolling through Instagram earlier today, I stumbled across a favorite accessory designer of mine, Susan Alexandra, whose post poignantly described how so many of us feel. What really resonated with me was how she described her greater purpose as a designer. Rather than summarize, I’ll share her post verbatim:
The world feels really confusing and dark right now. I feel so confused and helpless. It’s also a time for personal reflection. As a person and as a business, what can I do? I am committed to treating people with kindness and compassion. This is the reason all my pieces are made by hand by women (mothers!) in NYC. Your purchase helps these women provide for their families, and for many of them, this is the first job they’ve ever been able to have because they can work from home while watching their children. Fashion comes and goes and it sometimes feels so empty. I am constantly reminded that I create because there is a greater goal and purpose which, when it comes down to it, is love. Proceeds from sales for the next week go to efforts to unite children with their families.

During dark times, Susan’s playful accessories can spark joy, and for the next week, the proceeds from sales will help the greater effort to bring migrant families back together. The latest update from the White House claims that the president will be signing an order to stop his policy of separation later today, but we still don’t know exactly what it will entail or what will happen to those already separated. We should continue to fundraise, fight, and speak out about this ongoing crisis.

 Pillow cover, purses, and earrings can all be purchased on susanalexandra.com

Pillow cover, purses, and earrings can all be purchased on susanalexandra.com