Friendly Friday: FIGS

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For years, medical professionals have been subjected to wearing uniforms of lesser quality all around. FIGS recognized that and decided to take initiative. After communicating directly with medical communities, founders Trina Spear and Heather Hasson transformed clothing and uniforms for medical professionals.
This, however, isn't the only transformation they've made. FIGS has a threads for threads initiative, in that every single set of scrubs sold, FIGS gives a set to a healthcare provider in need. Little do many of us know, things as simple as a clean set of scrubs can reduce hospital-infection rates by 66%. To this date, FIGS has embraced that by donating over 75,000 sets of scrubs in 26 countries around the world.
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Wildcard Wednesday: New Fall/Winter '15 Products!

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ESPEROS has new products on our shelves for the Fall/Winter 2015 season and we want you all to check them out!

Great for the school year, the holidays, or just day to day life. Click on the labels to check them out!




Photo features the Galway Voyager, Harper Wayfarer Tote, and Langston Porter Brief.

All products are available for pre-order now and will ship August 1st!



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Wildcard Wednesday: Tim's Bag

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We have some cool interns over at ESPEROS. Look at what our Finance and Logistics Intern, Tim, crafted up on his classic backpack in his free time! (Ironically, he's probably the artsiest intern in the office).

Pretty cool, huh? 


Written with love and hope by

Nikita Ahuja

Summer 2015 Intern

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Monday Muse: Jay Jennings

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It's not everyday you get to meet a trumpet player as talented and handsome as Jay. He's a wonderful friend and we are excited to give you a peek into his life on the road and in NYC!
Are you an artists? Have you always considered yourself an artist? I have considered myself an artist ever since I started improvising.  Which began early on, around the age of 9 or 10. I play the trumpet and tour with Snarky Puppy Polyphonic Spree,  Eli "Paperboy" Reed, and Toby Keith. 
Where are you from? Where do you live now?
I am originally from Grapevine, TX. I am a musician/songwriter living in Brooklyn, NY. 
What does our slogan "carry hope" mean to you?

The slogan "carry hope" is inspiring to me.  It makes me stay positive about what Im doing.  Im pretty positive anyway, but this gives me an excuse to put inspiration and hope in other people minds and hearts.

What do you like most about your ESPEROS backpack?

I love how light weight the bag is but yet seems very durable. 



Jay on tour with Snarky Puppy outside in Copenhagen and at the Olympia in Paris
What inspires you? 

Music and art are inspiring to me obviously.  But watching some one you love do what they love is REALLY where its at!

In that case we feel like we can mention Jay's girlfriend Elizabeth Reid who is also an amazing artist. She is a real Jane-of-all-Trades and can make anything from 3-D figures to textile designs. 


Why do you think education is important? Do you think it always comes in the form of formal training? 

I think a formal education is important.  Although, there are certain things, especially in my line of work, that you can not learn in school.  there are many things that you are not able to learn in a school environment.  Its called life.

Do you have any hobbies, talents, near death experiences?

I love playing golf!  

My appendix burst when I was 15.

Is there a song you can't stop listening to?

I hardly ever listen to music.  Im serious.

You can follow Jay on instagram @yayennings . He is also a part of the Brooklyn Artist Collective BKLYN 1834.

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Wildcard Wednesday: How we beach bum.

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Here's what we are packing up to take to the beach this summer! What's in yours?!

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