Fashion

The Gift that Gives Back

Fashion

The Gift that Gives Back

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In the spirit of holiday giving, Public School, the Brooklyn-based menswear line founded by Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne in 2008, has created a new tote bag with a dual purpose.  Purchasing the rustic olive-green canvas bag — “The Lobo Tote” –simultaneously funds a year of education for a child in a third-world country.  Chow and Osborne, who believe in bringing the “manly” back to menswear, have teamed up with Pencils of Promise an organization that creates schools in global communities with the goal of providing children worldwide with a quality education.  The partnership was collaborated by Able Made, which pairs retailers with nonprofit organizations in order to use exclusive limited-edition merchandise as a mechanism for supporting charitable causes.  Able Made is responsible for trendy collaborations, like the popular FEED bags and apparel created by Lauren Bush for the World Food Program.  This latest holiday collaboration has set a goal of educating 120 children by selling the Public School totes, which go on sale this Thursday.  The tote is durable, 100 percent cotton, and fulfills the brand’s “educational” purpose: “to critique the culture we help create.”