Congrats to Kansas City’s Red Dirt Shop!
Red Dirt Shop was recently highlighted in Goodnet’s map of 30 Social Good Brands Impacting the World, along with some big names, such as Toms shoes and Warby Parker eyewear.
The social impact company has come a long way since Dawn Taylor and Christina Eldridge founded it in 2012 with the launch of a small collection of cellphone cases designed by local artists to benefit the nonprofit water.org.
From expanding its product line to include more pieces bearing designs by KC artists such as Peregrine Honig, Lisa Lala and Casey Ligon as well as accessories and leather goods handcrafted by Fairtrade artisans all over the world, to opening its first brick-and-mortar pop-up shop on Country Club Plaza last year, there’s been a lot of change for the better.
What hasn’t changed is the company’s mission to make a difference; each good sold funds one year of clean water access for someone in need. What better excuse to splash out on some new accessories for spring?
Here are a few of our favorites, available from reddirtshop.com:
Fairtrade spring scarf, handwoven in Guatemala, $29.
Women’s Glass is Half Full t-shirt by KC artist Cat Coquillette, $34.
Men’s Jelly t-shirt by KC-based Ocean & Sea, $34.
Exploring water bottle by KC artist Casey Ligon, $19.
Lunette iPhone case by KC artist Peregrine Honig, $32.