Trade your nightmare on Elm Street this Friday the 13th (of July!) for wine, cheese, and shopping at 26 Newtown Lane in East Hampton. Eileen Fisher will be donating 10% of their daily sales to benefit , a local nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and restoring eastern Long Island’s environment. To cap off the collaboration, the two organizations will host a complementary wine and cheese reception from 6 to 7 p.m. — stop by for a taste of Grapes of Roth wine poured by winemaker Roman Roth, or cheese from Cavaniola’s (Sag Harbor).
“Group for the East End’s Coastal Partners Program gives local businesses the chance to show they support conservation on eastern Long Island. Then, our donors can check our website to find brands that are in line with their values,” said Kate Fullam, Director of Community Outreach at Group for the East End. “We are delighted to receive such generous support from Eileen Fisher, and looking forward to a fun event on Friday evening!”
“We are excited to support Group for the East End through this first-time charity shopping event and reception. Eileen Fisher has been a donor to the Group for years, and our products are very much in line with the sustainability movement,” said the East Hampton Eileen Fisher Store Manager, Jacquie Gettling.
Linda Platt, also an employee of the East Hampton store, noted, “Eileen Fisher is committed to social consciousness on many levels including wellbeing, environment, woman and girls, human rights, and community.” She went on to show off the new bluesign® certification, which ensures each piece of fabric for the clothing has been dyed without hazardous chemicals and uses minimal water. Many of the fabrics are also created using organic cotton.
In addition to reducing environmental impact through textiles, Eileen Fisher helped build two Iowa wind farms in partnership with NativeEnergy. “Crops grow up to the base of the turbine; the energy produced creates zero carbon emissions, unlike coal which powers approximately 50 percent of the American electrical grid.” You can elect to contribute $2 toward this effort while shopping in the store on Friday.
Please visit EileenFisher.com/ampersand to learn more about the company’s sustainability initiatives.
Local businesses are invited to support and help protect the local environment by becoming a member of the Coastal Partners Program. Join and learn more at GroupfortheEastEnd.org or contact Kate Fullam at 631-765-6450 ext 208 or firstname.lastname@example.org.