MAKERS Checklist: What We're Loving This Summer
We're kicking summer 2016 into high gear with a collection of things we love this season and are looking forward to checking off our list in the warm months to come. From handmade accessories from female artisans in Masoro, Rwanda, to delectable ice cream made by a company that gives milk to families in need, one of these items is sure to inspire you.
Take a peek through the gallery above to see the full collection of the items we selected and let us know what's on your summer checklist with #MAKERSummer.
And don't forget to sign up for our weekly MAKERS Monday newsletter to be the first to know about upcoming MAKERS this summer (Hint: First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, and "best tennis player ever," Serena Williams).
"This Is For My Girls" Single | Download MAKERS' executive-produced song written by Diane Warren. The song features a star-studded group of female singers. All proceeds go to First Lady Michelle Obama's Let Girls Learn initiative, which raises funds to help 62 million girls around the world gain access to education. Photo Credit: MAKERS
"Southside With You" | Flashback to an afternoon in 1989 when the future president of the United States of America decided he was going to charm his future First Lady on an incredible first date in Chicago's South Side. This film is slated for release on August 26, 2016. Photo Credit: IMDB
MAKERS Stories App | #WhatsYourStory? MAKERS invites you to download our app on iOS and Android and share what inspires you most. The app is designed to empower individuals to be their own storyteller. Record your story or someone else's, and publish it to MAKERS.com where it will live alongside our collection of stories that include Oprah Winfrey, Hillary Clinton, Gloria Steinem, Martha Stewart, Ava DuVernay, Lena Dunham, and more. Photo Credit: MAKERS
"Coolie Woman" | This author's research into the life of her great-grandmother exposed a hidden history of women who left India without men by their sides. These women worked on Caribbean sugarcane plantations and were among the more than one million Indians who were uprooted from colonies along the Indian Ocean, and moved to the West Indies — "a traffic one-third the size of the British slave trade." Photo Credit: Archive Farms/Getty Images
Kate Spade On Purpose Beaded Pouch | This adorable decorated clutch is from Kate Spade's On Purpose label, which was created to bring smart business to females in underserved cities around the world. This pouch was made in Masoro, Rwanda, by women between the ages of 18-60, giving them opportunities to work and earn money with their specialized craft. Photo Credit: Kate Spade
Molly Moon's Ice Cream | With the mission to "make the world better, one scoop at a time," Molly Moon's ice cream serves joy to its customers with each cup or cone. What's more? Molly Moon's Anna Banana Milk Fund "provides fresh milk to families in need every week." Photo Credit: Urban Influence
Beyoncé's "Lemonade" Album | If you haven't already, it's definitely time to "get in formation" and download Beyoncé's latest album. This powerful feminist soundtrack will surely get you up and motivated this summer. Photo Credit: Genius
Sayulita Luggage Tag | Whether you've already booked a trip to travel or you have wanderlust, choosing one of these beautiful handcrafted luggage tags is great decision. Made by Mayan Traditions, "a nonprofit social enterprise that works with 180 Mayan weavers in the highlands of Guatemala," these travel tags will not only set your bag apart from everyone else's, but it's for a great cause too. Photo Credit: The Little Market
"Feminism Is The Radical Notion" T-Shirt | This T-Shirt shows there is nothing wrong with being a feminist simply because the movement was founded on the belief of equality for all. Show off your MAKERS feminist pride by wearing it this summer. Photo Credit: Wicked Clothes