DKNY Jeans’ HSN-Exclusive Collection Benefiting St. Jude’s
Donna Karan‘s philanthropic spirit should be an inspiration to us all. Her Urban Zen Foundation focuses on creating campaigns and connecting individuals who hope to enact change in three distinct areas: promoting a well-being focused health care paradigm, whereby Western and Eastern medicinal practices and holistic methods are fully integrated; preserving cultures around the world, helping indigenous people in Third World countries find sustainable business models through the use of their own crafts and promoting the creation of organizations that protect the spiritual an cultural nuances of these regions; and empowering children by providing them with the necessary educational and health resources. In the past, she’s teamed up with TONIC and even auctioned off some of her own wardrobe pieces to raise funds for the organization.
Now, in the spirit of giving that typifies the holiday season (or that’s supposed to distinguish it, at the very least), Donna Karan has teamed up with the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign and launched a line of DKNY Jeans tees, denim, and scarves available exclusively at HSN, with a significant percentage of the proceeds benefiting St. Jude’s Research Hospital. The hospital is devoted to finding cures and revolutionary treatments for pediatric cancer.
Pictured above are some of the pieces in the limited-edition DKNY Jeans collection: the NYC Heart T-shirt, which features an outline of the New York skyline inside a pink heart; the Hope scarves, which are made of 60% cotton and 40% acrylic and which have the word “Hope” knitted along one end; and the Believe T-shirt, a cotton jersey top with the words “Believe” printed in silvertone studs.
As you can see, the pieces don’t have a look-at-me-now air about them, but they’re cute enough for those days when you want a more casual look (or for trips to the gym, errand runs, and chill days at home). Plus, cotton jersey is one of those fabrics that feels sumptuous against the skin, so they’re likely to feel way more cozy than your average tee. And hey, if you can add some basics into your wardrobe rotation and feel good about it, knowing you’re helping children around the world, why not go for it?
DKNY Jeans NYC Heart T-Shirt, $29; DKNY Jeans Hope Scarf, $29; and DKNY Believe T-Shirt, $29. Available at HSN.com