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CALLING ALL ANGELS
An E-Commerce Site with a Kindness Ethos Launches this Start Up Straight to Heaven
Toronto, Canada – November 13th, 2017: World Kindness Day – Angel Love enters the e-commerce fashion retail market on a mission “to spread kindness through wearable, shareable, charitable products”. At a time in the world when exposure to negative news and images of violence has never been greater, Angel Love is putting a halo around positive communication by encouraging kindness over cruelty.
Taking inspiration from Ariana Grande after a suicide bomb attack at Manchester Arena targeted and killed 22 of her fans leaving her concert: “Our response to this violence must be to come closer together, to help each other, to love more and to love more kindly and generously than we did before.” Angel Love was founded by two moms and two daughters as a unique empowerment lifestyle brand to sell, support and share kindness in three ways:
- to design, collaborate on and promote products & apparel to sell online (The Shop) that reinforce kind living
- to give 10% of gross profit to charities that support kindness
- to offer a free to join (subscribe via our homepage) movement and network that inspires acts of kindness through positive sharing to create sustainable change
“Canadians have a global reputation for being polite and kind so Canada is a natural place to launch a lifestyle brand with a kindness ethos to it” say Principal Co-Founders of Angel Love, Alison Dalglish-Pottow & Mimi Wood “Girls and women are socially wired from infancy to be compassionate and nurturing so they are the natural leaders to take on this movement.” While Angel Love is targeted to girls and women, they have also provided a way for the guys to take part too. Every time Angel Love introduces a new collection of products that support a specific charity, there will be one product that is unisex in design and style. For their limited edition launch collection, The Boyfriend hoodie has been made to be purchased for the “good guy in your life.”
Angel Love offers a 360 degree approach to kindness, right down to their Made in Canada production and assembly with particular care for sustainable sourcing and artisan craftsmanship. Their call to action is to get as many girls and women around the world to register onto their website and join their #WithKindness Movement. Once registered, you automatically become part of the halo effect in moving kindness forward. To learn more about this heavenly start up, visit their website at:
Be an angel #WithKindness
WOMAN OF THE WEEK: ALISON DALGLISH-POTTOW
“Kindness reveals itself most authentically when people aren’t looking,” says Alison Dalglish-Pottow, and her latest venture lends a great deal of truth to this statement. Amidst the commotion of our modern world, which is often pumped with a daily dose of bad news, Alison has been crafting a movement of positivity. She calls it, Angel Love.
The idea was first conceived by Alison, her friend and co-founder, Mimi Wood, and their two adolescent daughters while sitting in a patisserie in East Toronto. As they sipped hot chocolate and munched on cupcakes in a sliver of wonderland, they chatted about the state of the world beyond these magical walls, where the weight of negativity seemed to be deepening its pull on society’s well-being. They picked apart this moment of joy, thinking of ways in which they could extend it to others and perhaps, even slightly, ripple its force across the globe. All they needed, they soon realized, was one special ingredient: kindness. And so, Angel Love was born.
Angel Love is an e-commerce platform that maintains a mission of “spreading kindness through wearable, shareable, charitable products.” Their online store sells custom clothing and accessories that are ethically-sourced, high-quality and made in Canada, often in collaboration with local artisans. Each line of product that Angel Love creates is launched in partnership with an international charity, which sees 10 percent of net sales donated towards their cause.
“It’s kind of like how people say you wear your heart on your sleeve. Well, now you’re wearing your kindness on your sleeve, quite literally,” Alison says. “We’d like to activate a megaphone around the concept of kindness through this movement.”
Their latest product line was created in alliance with Heartmob, an organization that stands up to cyberbullying, and includes custom hoodies, graphic tees and semi-precious stone jewelry that was specifically crafted with rose quartz and hematite to attract good energy and repel the bad. Partnering with charitable organizations, Angel Love hopes to create an ecosystem of positive living, ensuring all of their products are manufactured, sold and bought under the guiding light of compassion.
As the company’s CEO, Alison has dedicated herself wholly to this venture. Her innate love for helping others is most likely a trait passed down from her parents, whom she describes as genuinely good humans. Growing up, she witnessed the importance of generosity and spent years working with a slew of charities, creative organizations, and even running her own successful, and entirely digital art gallery, called FPI Gallery, which was designed to help market local artists in an increasingly online world. In 2001, she was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal for her outstanding contributions to Canada.
Along with her Angel Love partners, Mimi Wood, who is also a Canadian realtor, and Jennifer Bassett, who runs a flourishing events company, Alison measures the success of this latest venture not by the number of products sold, but by the social impact the products have. “The products are a way of keeping our audience engaged,” she says. “But the movement is truly the lead in all of this.”
Alongside their custom products, Angel Love focuses on initiatives such as the #mankind Wall, which is a way to highlight “the good guys,” as Alison calls them, in a fairly female-centralized movement. “Why girls and women leading this? It’s not because men aren’t amazing too, and we try to provide that inclusive aspect for men with our #mankind campaign,” she says. “But we really wanted this to be a safe place for girls and women because really, girls and women are born, engrained from childhood and nurtured to be the leaders of emotional compassion and sensitivity.”
They also advocate for Angel Activism — the mere task of paying forward an act of kindness in the modern world — and are hoping to popularize this trend by translating their efforts to the digital world through a predominantly online presence and their unique brand hashtag, #WithKindness. “Why the words #WithKindness? Well, we lead with kindness, we click with kindness, we can eat with kindness, meditate with kindness, help with kindness — there are so many ways that you can live and function with kindness … The possibilities are truly endless.”
And Alison’s dreams don’t stop here. As this altruistic movement grows, she hopes that Angel Love can collect enough steam to eventually partner with A-list celebs and global companies that will help spread their mission of love. Her goal now is to recruit a squad of angels who will begin to flutter their own wings in every corner of the world.
“Kindness is the new cool. Let’s create a world that stands up for that,” she concludes. “Let’s be those champions of a kinder world.”
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Toronto, March 18, 2019
AngelLoveXSALT Diamond Wings Necklace Worn by Canadian Music Darling at the 2019 Juno Awards Show
Percentage of gross profit from the sale of necklaces goes to Angel Love’s six charities of focus, part of closing the loop to end sex trafficking
Photo via @mattbarnesphoto on Instagram
One of Canada’s most-loved music darlings was seen wearing not one, but two diamond angel wings necklaces, part of a recently-launched collaboration between Angel Love and SALT. Sarah McLachlan wore the AngelLoveXSALT necklaces on Sunday evening at the 2019 Juno Awards in London, Ontario, where she was the show’s host and a performer.
Seen on McLachlan were the AngelLoveXSALT “Gold Halo” wings (yellow gold with white diamonds), and the “Black Infinity” wings (yellow gold with black diamonds) as layered pieces. The diamond wings—part of a limited edition collection of three styles (the third being White Purity, white gold with white diamonds)—make an eye-catching fashion statement; but its ultimate “statement” is: end sex trafficking.
As part of its mission to mobilize the world’s largest movement of kindness, Angel Love—a lifestyle brand with social impact—donates 10 per cent of the gross profit to six charities that focus on closing the loop, to end sex trafficking, in Canada and globally. Those organizations are: Boost CYAC, Convenant House, HART, HeartMob, Polaris, and THORN.
Beyond Sarah McLachlan, the limited-edition AngelLoveXSALT diamond angel wings necklace has already been seen on other top Canadian talent, including musical artist Chantal Kreviazuk, and actress Tara Spencer-Nairn. Angel Love’s first 'Angel Ambassador', Roxy Earle—of The Real Housewives of Toronto fame, has also been sporting the necklace, and spreading Angel Love's message of kindness.
Indeed, kindness now has wings. The AngelLoveXSALT diamond angel wing necklaces are CDN$1600 each and are available for purchase at angellove.ca
. With 150 necklaces in total, as part of the limited edition collection, it is estimated that over CDN$20,000 will be donated across the six charities Angel Love supports, in an effort to create a “halo effect”, to close the loop and end sex trafficking.
Sex trafficking is a lucrative industry making an estimated $99 billion a year (according to Equality Now Fact Sheet), and is the fastest-growing crime industry. This alarming statistic on the sex trafficking economy is only appreciating, and it’s hitting home in Canada, in all strata of society. In fact, as may be surprising to many, Toronto Police Services now has a unit fully dedicated to this crime.
As part of its ongoing commitment, Angel Love also donates 10 per cent of the gross profit of its other “kindness” merchandise throughout the year, towards its designated charities, to end sex trafficking. The always-evolving branded collections currently include “Angel Squad” and “#mankind” t-shirts, “Crush It With Kindness” sweatshirts, and rose quartz and hematite chokers. Visit angellove.ca
and select “The Shop”.
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Note: Various images of Sarah McLachlan, which show her wearing the AngelLoveXSALT diamond angel wings necklace, are available via WireImage atwireimage.com
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