The Urban Zen Foundation

Founded by Donna Karan and Sonja Nuttall, the Urban Zen Foundation has the mission to create, connect, collaborate, and “to raise awareness and inspire change in the areas of well-being, preserving cultures and empowering children.” Being both well-known fashion designers in the US and UK respectively, they bring both credibility and immense skill and creativity to their efforts to “design forums, partner with exisinting organizations and bring together experts to define solutions and implement action.”

UZF has a retail/giving center. Here you can browse fashion and fine art, such as these famous photographs on auction, that have been donated by world renowned photographers to help the Urban Zen Foundation causes.

UZF holds well-being events in the form of nutrition forums, urban zen integrative therapies and more. They have a vision to empower children with kids events and teaching travels. Their commitment to preserving cultures extends to places like Tibet, where children in exile truly need help.

The Urban Zen Foundation Mission is a shining example of an organization that dives into Donna and Sonja’s deepest values and goals as empowered women trying to create loving change in the world on a global scale. Our hope is that they will be just as successful as they have with fashion to date.

The ultimate goal of the Urban Zen Foundation is to create well being for all.

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Written by Lucille Chi

Lucy Chi loves good green design, ethical fashion, environmental art and education, renewables, holistic healing and more. She has been dedicating her energies toward finding and drawing attention to all the ways in which products, companies, and industries are moving toward creating a more sustainable world on the global scale, as well as the way individuals are moving toward living sustainably, and healing at the personal level.

Sustainability studies: &
B.S. Cornell University, College of Human Ecology, Dept. of Textiles and Fiber Science.

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