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Treasure & Bond + WE: A Giveback Program You Can Track

Built into the mission of the Treasure & Bond brand is the promise to donate 2.5% of net sales to charity, a promise that delivered a $1 million donation to YWCA (USA and Canada) in 2017 and has directed more than $2.4 million to charities since 2014. This year, Treasure & Bond is collaborating with WE Charity to support programs empowering young people. WE Charity is the donation arm of WE—a family of organizations making doing good doable—and is supported by ME to WE, a social enterprise that creates socially conscious products and experiences. Partnering with WE not only helps Treasure & Bond give back to programs working for a better future, but it gives customers unique insight into the charitable impact of their purchases through ME to WE’s Track Your Impact tool.

It’s a partnership to be proud of, for sure. For more info on this collaboration, we spoke with two women instrumental in bringing it all together: Nordstrom Product Group president Jennifer Jackson Brown and ME to WE CEO Roxanne Joyal. Here’s what they said.

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Treasure & Bond Stories | Stephen Kenn Builds Furniture & Community

When furniture designer Stephen Kenn and his wife Beks moved into their industrial loft on McGarry Street in downtown Los Angeles, the roll-up garage door—a holdover from the space’s furniture factory days—came with an unexpected perk. When it was up, says Stephen, “it made it really easy for people to walk in off the street and have coffee or hang out.”

And so Backdoor Coffee and Cocktail Club was born. One morning every month, Stephen opens the door and pours coffee for anyone happening by in the mood for a cup and a chat. And one Friday night a month, the door rolls open for artisan cocktails. But it isn’t just the free beverages that draw the crowds; people come for the conversations and connections.

We were drawn in, too. The authenticity and attitude of the space (and its owner) made it the ideal scene for the spring 2018 Treasure & Bond campaign photo shoot. Plus, it came with a dreamy rooftop, gorgeous interiors and great conversation.

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Canyon Coffee Cofounders on Bonding over Coffee and How Best to Make It

California cuties Ally Walsh and Casey Wojtalewicz are ideally matched. The two met through a mutual friend and quickly fell in love while sipping cups of joe around the City of Angels. Their shared passions for the beverage, for travel and for giving back to the people they encounter provided a natural bond from which their relationship grew. Eventually, the duo decided to make their personal relationship a professional one, forming Canyon Coffee in 2016.

Canyon Coffee sources organically grown beans from international farms, usually paying more than the fair trade price to farmers they work with. In coming months, the company plans to expand its importing to involve additional regions. We caught up with Ally and Casey to talk about coffee. Get their tips for brewing the perfect cup for the person you love, and watch the video of them around L.A. in some styles from Treasure & Bond (exclusively at Nordstrom).

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Treasure & Bond x Something Navy: Our Chat with Blogger Arielle Noa Charnas

For fall 2017, our in-house label Treasure & Bond joined forces with Something Navy fashion blogger Arielle Noa Charnas for an exclusive new collection. It’s an ideal pairing for many reasons, one of which is that Treasure & Bond donates 2.5% of sales to organizations that empower youth —a cause that appeals to Arielle more than ever since the birth of her daughter, Ruby.

We chatted with Arielle at her sunny new home, close to a park where she likes to take Ruby after trips to Shake Shack. These play dates come at the end of Arielle’s days spent styling outfits, taking photographs and, now, designing clothes.

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At Practice with Our Shoe Designer’s “Pointy Shoegaze” Band, Fotoform

As Nordstrom’s footwear design director, Kim House oversees the styles that brands like Halogen®, Caslon®, Treasure & Bond and BP. put forward for feet. In her off-time, Kim is a singer and bassist in the band Fotoform, which she describes cheekily as a “pointy shoegaze” outfit.

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“Shoegaze came out of Britain in the late ’80s, early ’90s,” Kim explains, when we meet up in the band’s practice space in Seattle’s SoDo neighborhood. “Bands like Lush, Slowdive, My Bloody Valentine were characterized by a wall of guitars, lots of effects, with ethereal vocals on top.” It’s Kim’s heavenly voice that floats like soft gauze on top of twin guitars, bass and drums. “‘Pointy shoegaze’ was a nod to some of the early ’80s dark stuff we were inspired by—and that time and that scene. People wore a lot of pointy shoes at that time.” But it’s also a nod to Kim’s day job, one that thankfully provides an outlet for her visual inspirations, like the Fotoform avant-garde photography movement, from which the band takes its name.

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This Socially Conscious Brand Supports Women in the Coolest Way

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In honor of International Women’s Day, we want to take this time to highlight the incredible Nordstrom brand Treasure&Bond. As one of the many ways the company supports nonprofits throughout the year, Nordstrom donates 2.5% of its net sales to organizations that empower youth. This means that whenever you purchase an item from this beloved label−whether it be on-trend denim, stylish hoodies or go-to ankle boots−you’re doing good. And that’s something we can definitely get behind here at Who What Wear HQ.

From February 1, 2017, to January 31, 2018, Treasure&Bond will support YWCA in both the U.S. and Canada. In the U.S. specifically, funds will go toward the organization’s TechGYRLS initiative, a program that empowers girls in the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts and math. Previous beneficiaries of Treasure&Bond donations include Girls Inc., another notable leader in female empowerment that Nordstrom continues to support in various cities across America.

In our opinion, there’s no better way to celebrate this important day than by giving girls the opportunities they deserve. If that means purchasing some of the incredible products from Treasure&Bond, consider it a bonus.

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Treasure&Bond Purchases Give to Big Brothers Big Sisters this Holiday

We all know the holidays are a time for giving. But it’s pretty clear, from the countless commercials that start in October, this season is also about shopping and spending, sometimes a lot. Finding a personal and financial balance can be something of a struggle. Fortunately, this year, Treasure&Bond is making it a little easier to feel good about the gifts you give others–and yourself–with their latest giveback partnership.

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Photos by Manuela Insixiengmay

Continuing the brand’s tradition of philanthropy, this season the Americana clothier is donating 2.5% of net sales to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. It’s nice to feel wholesome about the holidays–perhaps especially this year–and not only is Treasure&Bond’s impeccably crafted collection of casual clothes the perfect uniform for a household gathering of you and yours, but through January the label is also helping to foster bonds in communities. That’s pretty great.

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Pam Iorio, President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, told us: “These partnerships are very important; they help build awareness for our work. When customers see a Nordstrom and Big Brothers Big Sisters partnership, they have confidence in it because they respect both institutions.”

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A Foraged Friendsgiving: Part Two, Our Dinner (with Recipes and Plan-Ahead Tips)

While our model friends in Treasure&Bond were out on a morning forage photo shoot for part one of our Friendsgiving, our blog editor Jeff Powell was in the kitchen whipping up a Friendsgiving feast with seasonal ingredients and garnishes common enough you might find some right in your backyard.

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After putting together a full three-course menu from dishes in our What’s Cooking series, he’s sharing our restaurant team’s recipes so you can cook your own lavish dinner. It’s a meal fit for any special occasion when you want to break bread and give thanks with whomever you call family. Bonus: we have his tips on how he prepped in advance so our entire dinner came together in only four hours on the day (and how he survived to tell the tale).

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A Foraged Friendsgiving: Part One, the Wild

A Foraged Friendsgiving featuring clothing from Treasure &BonBeige mushrooms pop out of the earth like buttons on a fat man’s vest. Nearby, wild onions and sheep sorrel form a wilting boutonniere. On an autumn nature walk with friends, with crackly leaves underfoot, delectable vegetation is everywhere—if you look for it.

A growing number of foodies go to local woods and waters, instead of the grocer, for mushrooms, ramps, seafood, berries and herbs. Hitting the trailhead has become de rigueur for restaurateurs and recreational cooks. Like a scavenger hunt for foodstuffs, foraging resembles an outdoor game—and is the perfect way to prep for a Thanksgiving meal with friends.

A Foraged Friendsgiving in Treasure&BondAmbra (left) wears the colorblock border scarf over the oversize v-neck sweater. Katie Joy (right) wears the turtleneck sweater dress and casual hoodie blazer.

 

We took a group of Nordstrom employees out to forage (and for a photo shoot) in the Washington woods. Dressed in Treasure&Bond clothing, our crew hunted for items to include in a homemade meal. We also spoke to foraging experts and enthusiasts to learn where to go and how to score big in the Puget Sound.

Our menu included chanterelle, oyster and maitake mushrooms, all wild and forageable in the Pacific Northwest. Onions, herbs and wildflowers were also on our wish list. Mushrooms are the most popular edible to scout for and, of course, make a tasty autumn side dish. Kylen McCarthy, a former Seattle resident and a current chef at New York’s Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria, has experience uncovering buttons on both coasts. They are his favorite foraged ingredient to cook (he recommends adding juniper berries for an earthy, elegant fragrance). “The fall [foraging] season in the Northwest is comprised of mushroom predominantly, matsutakes from Oregon and a small window for porcini and black trumpets,” he says. “The East Coast follows a similar pattern with the end of summer transitioning into a mushroom-dominant fall.” For McCarthy the pleasure in foraging comes in how it relates us to the environment. “Although I’m an avid supporter of any foraged mushroom or wild edible, I think the enjoyment is found in understanding the ecology of your environment and allowing those influences to translate a particular place in time,” he says.

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Street Style: Charlotte at Issey Miyake

Suede is definitely the superstar texture of the month, and Charlotte’s slim-leg pants are killer. I love the simple neutral palette, with its rustic western flair. A draped denim jacket is a great way to infuse some utilitarian, casual charm to a look. A snakeskin skinny belt and mini bag add some pops of print.

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Denim Jackets | Mini Handbags | Leather Pants

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Treasure&Bond Denim Jacket | Loeffler Randall Mini Crossbody | Armani Collezioni Pants

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