SPRING’S MUST-HAVE HOSTESS GIFT: A CANDLE WITH A CONSCIENCE
Nordstrom and glassybaby partner to honor Evelyn Lauder with commemorative votive
SEATTLE (May 31, 2012) — A tip for those seeking go-to gifts for girlfriends this spring: Reconsider the bath salts and wine, and go for a home-dÈcor good with a cult following that lets you indulge your charitable side. Nordstrom and glassybaby have joined forces to create Evelyn, a vibrant pink glass votive perfect for gifting (and getting). The best part? 10% of all purchases will go directly to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, with an initial donation of $25,000.
The two Seattle-based companies are partnering to recognize Lauder’s commitment to breast cancer research and prevention, a cause that hits close to home for Nordstrom.
“We’re proud to partner with glassybaby to honor the incredible life of Evelyn Lauder, who passed away in November of last year,” says Laurie Black, Executive Vice President of Cosmetics at Nordstrom. “This special project allows Nordstrom to honor Evelyn, as well as our employees and customers, by donating proceeds to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.”
glassybaby founder Lee Rhodes, a three-time cancer survivor, is thrilled Nordstrom is joining them in their mission of giving. “glassybaby is all about goodwill and giving back,” she says. “We love that another Seattle based company is joining us in our mission to donate money from sales back to charities helping cancer patients.”
The Evelyn glassybaby is available now for $44 at cosmetics counters in Nordstrom stores nationwide, as well as online at nordstrom.com. It comes gift-giving-ready adorned with a bow.
glassybaby was founded by a three time cancer survivor who found great healing in the light of a handmade votive during her battle. †She wanted to spread that light and love. †Today, glassybaby has donated more than $875,000 from sales to charities dedicated to healing, quality of life and helping cancer patients with day to day needs during chemotherapy. †The handmade votives are created by a team of 70+ artists in more than 400 colors at a Seattle studio. †People give glassybaby as gifts of love, celebration, consolation and joy.
Nordstrom, Inc. is one of the nation’s leading fashion specialty retailers. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 226 stores in 30 states, including 117 full-line stores, 105 Nordstrom Racks, two Jeffrey boutiques, one treasure&bond store and one clearance store. Nordstrom also serves customers through Nordstrom.com and through its catalogs. Additionally, the Company operates in the online private sale marketplace through its subsidiary HauteLook. Nordstrom, Inc.’s common stock is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol JWN.