In just a few hours, we will be debuting our new A People United line. Taken from a Chilean folk song whose lyrics proclaim that “A People United Can Never Be Defeated” this company has provided over 1,000 scholarships for Nepali children to attend private schools. We are pleased to bring you items from a socially conscious company that provides a superior product.
The Tribe Collection which we feature in our show room and on our site, offers great pieces for plus size. Each piece offers an up-to-date style, a comfortable, relaxed fit, without compromising style, and features breath-able cotton fabric in generous cuts. The tag on each garment reads: Tribe is handcrafted by village weavers in Nepal. Spun into thread and interwoven in the cloth, you may find natural imperfections such as those inherent in our lives, our minds and our bodies. Please appreciate the unique quality each purchase offers as you contribute to the education of 160 of our Nepalese workers children and the future they will influence.
Any question in your mind now as to why we added A People United to our collections? Founded almost 20 years ago, by Robert Gruber, a practicing attorney who went back to school to obtain a Master’s in Public Health. While working for the Federal Government in the Public Health field, Robert came up with the idea for A People United. Now a family affair, Robert’s wife, Laura Emberson, is the talented in-house artist and the creator of the line’s unique prints. Both Robert and Laura and their children are often featured in promotional pieces wearing the clothing. Robert contacted us about a year ago and we were very impressed with the story of A People United. And, we were ecstatic when we actually saw the line in person! We know you will be delighted to wear these pieces.
We have more items shipping for Fall ’09 and cannot wait until you see how all of the pieces can mix and match. You’ll want to get them all!
A People United’s corporate strategy depends on the partnership with their boutiques and through you, our customers, to value the workmanship inherent in each garment and the knowledge that the line is not only beautiful and value-priced, but is also helping to create a better world.
We began with the Contour Jacket as the center-piece of the line and will add several tops and jackets, including the Contour jacket in different colors, this Fall.
Join me in welcoming A People United to Black Cat Plus: A unique story, a signature collection and a company for our time.