A note from our founders: Support the Malala Fund for International Women’s Day

March 7, 2017 in Appaman News

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Wednesday, March 8th is International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women.  At Appaman, it’s a chance to acknowledge the incredible contributions of women specifically in business and the workforce, because as a 95% female team, we feel the weight of this every day.

We work hard, we multitask, we support our fellow colleagues, and we share and celebrate the exciting moments together, including everything from professional or personal successes to internet-breaking news about Beyoncé’s legendary twin pregnancy announcement.

During a recent office meeting, we discussed International Women’s Day, the many events being held this Wednesday around the country and in our own city, and the implications on our staff. We decided that if a team member has an event, a project, a march or an experience they want to have on this day, we would not stop them and the work could wait.

The office will remain open, and to honor this day, we are donating 20% of all Appaman.com sales made through Friday, March 10th to the Malala Fund.

It’s estimated that worldwide, over 30 million primary school-aged girls are out of school, and 98 million will not complete their secondary education. The Malala Fund has a mission to help girls complete 12 years of safe, quality education. This is a cause that Appaman is proud to support.

We have two daughters that don’t want for anything.  As parents, it is a challenge and an important goal to help them understand how privileged they are to have food on the table, clothes on their backs, and, most importantly, the opportunity to attend school.

We hope that you will join us in supporting this cause.

If you are interested in contributing to the Malala Fund through your Appaman.com order, please be sure to place it by 11:59 PM on Friday, March 10, 2017.
For information about the Malala Fund, including more opportunities to give support, please visit www.malala.org.

Regards,

Lynn and Harald Husum
Appaman Co-founders

Malala Yousafzai, co-founder of the Malala Fund. author, human rights & education advocate, and the youngest ever Nobel Prize laureate.

Malala Yousafzai, co-founder of the Malala Fund. author, human rights & education advocate, and the youngest ever Nobel Prize laureate.

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Happy Holidays From Team Appaman!

December 21, 2016 in Appaman News, NYC

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Wishing a very happy holiday to you and yours.

Love,

Your friends at Appaman

As a bonus, here’s the entire Appaman staff singing a little “Jingle” we recorded at our office, just for you, complete with dishware percussion!

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Tina is moving up the ranks!

June 26, 2015 in Appaman News

It’s high time we properly welcome Tina to Appaman HQ’s official full time staff. Many of our retailers and buyers have been working with Tina since last year, when she joined Team Appaman as a part time assistant, splitting her time between our NYC showroom and Appaman HQ.  She’s a hardworking lady with a killer sense of style and a knack for quickly learning any task we send her way, so it’s no surprise that soon enough, we had to have her at 195 Chrystie Street full time.

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Tina is a Brooklyn native who graduated Magna Cum Laude last May from SUNY Buffalo State with Bachelor’s degrees in Fashion Textile Technology and Business Administration. Like many of us here at HQ, she loves to read, shop and travel — if she had to pick a favorite city (other than New York, duh) it would be either Rome, Barcelona, Paris and London.  Appaman is Tina’s first “professional” job, and she says she’s loving the experience.

Welcome, Tina! Glad to have you around.

 

 

That’s a Wrap! Behind the Scenes at the Spring/Summer 2016 Photoshoot

June 1, 2015 in Appaman News, NYC

It’s that time of year: We’ve styled, shot, and wrapped yet another Appaman Spring/Summer collection. We have so much fun hanging out with our models and watching all of our hard work come to life on camera.

As always, it’s all hands on deck to make sure these busy few days run smoothly. It’s a challenge, and sometimes a bit hectic to keep all the clothes and kids where they need to be at the right time, but with a little teamwork and a whole lot of organization, we somehow manage to get it all done and have a good time.

We are really excited about some great new designs we have in store for our fans and wish we could show you more, but you’ll have to wait til Spring 2016 to see the full collection in stores. For now, here are a few behind the scenes photos of our recent shoot here in our Chrystie Street studio. Stay tuned til next spring!

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Five Weeks of Giving 2014 – Teach for America

December 22, 2014 in Appaman News

Tina has chosen Teach for America as the organization that will receive her Five Weeks of Giving contribution.

Tina says:

Teach For America is a great organization that allows children — who I believe are our future — the opportunity to receive a great education despite financial hardship all across the nation. This organization invests in a diverse group of future leaders from many different universities to create a dynamic impact in low income communities. TFA provides them with the necessary training and career development skills to teach these children and provide them with excellent education to further succeed.”

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Find out more about Teach for America at www.teachforamerica.org.

Every holiday season, Appaman employees each get to select a charity of their choice to receive a donation. View all of 2014?s Five Weeks of Giving selections here.

Five Weeks of Giving 2014 – James J. Peters V.A. Medical Center

December 18, 2014 in Appaman News

For her Five Weeks of Giving donation, Stephanie has chosen to pay it forward to the James J. Peters V.A. Medical Center in Kingsbridge Road in the Bronx.

Stephanie says:

 “My Papa was a proud member of the United States Army. He has used the resources at this VA Hospital countless times over the course of his adult life, most especially the last few years. He had a great fondness for his doctors at this hospital, and the care they provide to veterans.  When it came time to sell his house, he donated his elaborate book collection to the library at the hospital.  His last year or so, he unfortunately spent a bit of time as a patient here. He was so happy for the luck that came my way that brought me to Appaman and would love to hear stories about what was going on with the company and to look through the latest season’s catalogs with me! Sadly, my Papa passed away on June 8, 2013, but he would be so proud to have this donation given by Appaman to a place that means so much to him.”

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For more information on how you can volunteer or donate, visit the Bronx VA Center’s website.

 

Every holiday season, Appaman employees each get to select a charity of their choice to receive a donation. View all of 2014?s Five Weeks of Giving selections here.

Five Weeks of Giving 2014 – New York Cares

December 12, 2014 in Appaman News

Erica’s choice for her Five Weeks of Giving donation is an organization called New York Cares.

Erica says:

“New York Cares was founded in the 1980s with a focus on social services.  They have grown to become NYC’s largest volunteer management organization.   A fraction of the services offered include tutoring, college preparation, adult education, job training, community projects, coat drives, and environmental projects.  They run volunteer projects for about 1,300 public schools, nonprofit organizations, and city agencies.  I am pleased to donate to an organization that does so much to support at-risk individuals and communities throughout New York.”

Please consider New York Cares in this season of giving. For more information, you can visit newyorkcares.org.

Every holiday season, Appaman employees each get to select a charity of their choice to receive a donation. View all of 2014?s Five Weeks of Giving selections here.

Five Weeks of Giving 2014 – The Breast Cancer Research Foundation

December 8, 2014 in Appaman News

Kathleen would like to donate to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation for Appaman’s Five Weeks of Giving tradition.

Kathleen says:

“The Breast Cancer Research Foundation was founded by cosmetics executive Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993. Donations are used to fund clinical and genetic research on breast cancer, including trials for new drug treatments and research projects in vaccine development. This is an important charity to me because my great-grandmother & my grandmother from my mother’s side both passed away from breast cancer and there is a high risk of development for all females in my family.”

This donation will be made in memory of Kathleen’s grandmother, Mildred Behen Loehr.

For more information on this charity, please visit bcrfcure.org and consider them when giving this season.

Every holiday season, Appaman employees each get to select a charity of their choice to receive a donation. View all of 2014’s Five Weeks of Giving selections here.

Five Weeks of Giving 2014 – Citymeals

December 6, 2014 in Appaman News

Lynn’s charity of choice for Appaman’s annual Five Weeks of Giving is Citymeals.

Lynn says:

“As a young girl I remember going weekly with my mom to deliver meals on wheels in suburban Detroit.  At the time, I wasn’t aware of the impact and considered it just part of our routine.  I realize now that being included in this generous use of our time was a great life lesson.  I want to donate to Meals on Wheels as an adult, and in honor of my mom, who instilled in me the importance of giving back. Service to others is a wonderful lesson to teach our youth.”

Citymeals is one of the largest meals-on-wheels programs in the U.S.  They provide 2 million meals to 18,000 elderly New yorkers each year.  Beyond the nutritional value of the meals there is a human companionship value that is priceless.

Consider Citymeals in this season of giving. For more information, please visit citymeals.org.

Every holiday season, Appaman employees each get to select a charity of their choice to receive a donation. View all of 2014’s Five Weeks of Giving selections here.

Appaman’s 5 Weeks of Giving

December 3, 2014 in Appaman News

At Appaman we have a tradition of giving back. Every year, we honor our staff by letting them choose a charity and we donate to that charity in their name. This is a simple measure to thank both our staff and their charity of choice for all the hard work.

Check back in the coming days to see the different charities and their significance to our staff. This holiday season, consider some of our favorite charities when you are giving back yourself!
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