Donna Karan and Urban Zen are hosting a great holiday shopping resource that supports their inspiring initiative. Their third annual Soulful Economy Marketplace has a huge selection of socially conscious and artisanal wares. Brands present for purchase include healthy lifestyle advocate Aloha and Nomad Two Worlds, which supports indigenous and marginalized communities worldwide. 10% of net proceeds from purchases at the marketplace will go back to the Urban Zen Foundation.
Created by prolific designer Donna Karan, the Urban Zen Foundation serves to advocate, promote and discuss changes/ enhancement in the area of well-being. It helps supports resources that tend to children’s’ health and preserves practices in cultures around the world. As someone who has dealt with friends, family and loved ones affected by illness throughout her life, Karan recognizes the importance of well-being in every aspect of a person’s life, spanning from their physical welfare to their mental health.
The Urban Zen Center, located in downtown New York serves as a space for creative thinkers, policy makers and people who implement inventive health practices to share and discuss their ideas with one another. With an ensuing lineup of panels and lectures, the center creates a communal space where innovators in the overarching field of well-being can communicate and, eventually, make palpable positive changes.
The marketplace can be found at the Urban Zen Center on 711 Greenwich St. Hours are as follows:
Mon – Wed, 10AM – 6PM
Thurs, 11AM – 7PM**
Fri, 10AM – 6PM
Sat, 11AM – 6PM
Sun, 12PM – 5PM
The market will be closed on November 26th, December 25th December 26th and January 1st
-by Johanna Silver