Friday, September 17, 2010

Fabric of Hope

The message in Times Square: Carlisle Collection's Scarf Benefits Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Thirteen years ago, in 1997, William Rondina, CEO, Chairman and Founder of the Carlisle Collection had an idea. He approached his field of sellers across the country and asked: what philanthropic cause did they most want Carlisle to support?

The response was loud and clear: the fight against breast cancer. Each year, 1998, Carlisle's design team creates a new Fabric of Hope scarf which is made available to their clients from August through November, asking their clients to support Susan G. Komen for the Cure's® ongoing research to find a cure for the disease. Each year Carlisle designs a new Fabric of Hope scarf with a unique pattern and a corner bearing the pink ribbon symbolic of breast cancer awareness. And the scarves are beautiful. This way, Carlisle clients help find a cure for the disease that has affected millions of women and families.

In return for a donation of $125 or more, they receive the Fabric of Hope scarf as a gift. The donation can be made directly through a Carlisle sales consultant in any of the states across the U.S. or directly through the Carlisle New York City-based office. Carlisle then ships the scarf directly to the donor or to a designated gift recipient. All proceeds, 100% of the donations, go directly to Komen for the Cure. So far, this Fabric of Hope collaboration has raised more than $1.7 million for the cause.
The 2010 Fabric of Hope scarf. The designers created a scarf with a beautiful Asian-inspired cherry blossom and butterfly theme.
Today, the Carlisle Collection celebrates the 12th year of its Fabric of Hope silk scarf program and partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure® scarf. Fabric of Hope is part of the fashion line’s ongoing commitment to the fight against breast cancer.

For 2010 the designers created a beautiful Asian-inspired cherry blossom and butterfly theme, the design of which represents Carlisle’s commitment to women’s health and well-being.
Fabric of Hope scarfs through the years ...
The American Cancer Society estimates that 207,090 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in 2010. Katrina McGhee, Senior Vice President, Global Partnerships and Business Development for Komen for the Cure said that Carlisle’s "support over the years has made a difference in the lives of women facing breast cancer and will continue to do so."

If you’d like to make a donation and receive a scarf, please contact your local Carlisle representative. Or, if you don’t currently shop with Carlisle, you can still make a donation and receive the scarf by contacting Diana Meyers with Carlisle at 212-246-2555, Ext. 3520; or by email:
About the principals. The Carlisle Collection is a high-end fashion company producing couture dresses, suits, separates and accessories with a sense of classic style both modern and appropriate for any professional or social occasion. It was founded by Bill Rondina, an industry veteran designer and executive, who had a better idea for creating and marketing the fashion needs of contemporary women who liked to be well-dressed, comfortably dressed and feeling good about it. Headquartered in New York, Carlisle provides classic, impeccable fashion to its clients as well a entrepreneurial opportunities for Consultants all over the United States. For more information, or to locate the Carlisle Consultant nearest you, visit

ABOUT SUSAN G. KOMEN: Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, which is now the world’s largest breast cancer organization and the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer with nearly $1.5 billion invested to date. For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, breast health or breast cancer, visit or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.

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