The company Kalencom has been based out of New Orleans for 35 years. As such, they have experienced their share of devastation from natural disasters. They lost an entire warehouse during Hurricane Katrina. Monica Kalozdi, Kalencom owner, states, “We made the decision to return and rebuild our business in New Orleans because our ties to the city and state are extremely strong.”
So when the company heard about the oil spill and the desolating affects it is having on Louisiana’s wetlands and animal life, Kalencom (and its division Hadaki) decided to take action. During the entire month of June, 10% of all sales will be donated to the Audubon Nature Institute. “It breaks our heart to see so much of our natural resources and animal life in jeopardy as a result of the oil spill, and we hope our June program will have an impact on saving the wildlife,” says Kalozdi.
Donations from Kalencom/Hadaki sales will go to support the Louisiana Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Rescue Program. This time of year, sea turtles migrate to Mexican beaches for the nesting season, so will be the most affected by the spill.
Kalencom, known for it’s functional diaper bags, and Hadaki, known for their wide variety of accessories, have recently changed how they manufacture their goods. Now more environmentally friendly, the products are free of phthalates and other harmful chemicals.
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