Half-United socially good at New York City’s ‘Coterie’

Courtesy: Daniel Quintanilla

Giving Back In Style

Over at the Coterie fashion trade show this past weekend at the Javits Center in New York City, you see what’s happening with the upcoming Fall/ Winter 2022-23 season, as well as the current Spring/ Summer 2022 season, you also see collections that take initiative in solving global crisis like hunger, which Half-United does in its mission to eliminate hunger one step at a time.

Courtesy: Daniel Quintanilla

Founded in 2009, Half-United is a social good brand where hunger is solved through gainful employment by employing people in need in countries such as Peru, Haiti, Lithuania, Bangladesh, India, Mexico, and here in the United States.

Courtesy: Daniel Quintanilla

Hunger can be found in all places, even in the most uncommon occupations and professions like fashion, with those who produce the goods and clothing we see sold on the racks, Half-United cuts out the middleman employing Goods Makers and Artisans directly.

Half-United ultimately designs products against the skill set of their employees like taking a piece of leather from Peru that’s produced indigenously and designing it to be something such as a leather bag that’s more sellable and broader to the American consumer.

The goal for Half-United is not only shying away from selling a product you’d see in a street market in India or Peru, in turn taking that leather skill set and selling it to the mainstream, but Half-United is here to do good, solve hunger by employing people who can make a living wage off the one skill they have with Half-United creating a fashionable item.

Half-United has already fed more than 2 million meals globally to kids in need.

Daniel Quintanilla

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