Introducing Brush with Love™

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For the past few years, we’ve dreamed of expanding our collections to include styling tools. As you may know, we launched combs in 2014 in a variety of styles, each handcrafted in France. You can shop our comb collection here! The next step? Hairbrushes!

Group 7C All Styles

The Basics.

Our new line of hair brushes by L. Erickson is called Brush with Love™ and launches today on FranceLuxe.com! We are thrilled to be launching hairbrushes, but even more excited about the concept behind Brush with Love™. With each hairbrush purchased, Brush with Love™ will donate a personal hygiene kit to a young person in need. And while a hygiene kit may seem small to some it can be life-changing.

The Need.

  • There are over 500,000 young people in foster care in the United States.[1]The AFCARS report no. 21. (2014). U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau, 1. Retrieved from http://acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb.
  • Above 30% of foster youth spend time either homeless or couch surfing when they age out of the system.[2]Courtney, M., Dworsky, A., Brown, A., Cary, C., Love, K., & Vorhies, V. (2011). Midwest evaluation of the adult functioning of former foster youth: Outcomes at age 26. Chicago, IL: Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 12. Retrieved from http://www.chapinhall.org/research/report/midwest-evaluation-adult-functioning-former-foster-youth.
  • It is estimated that 7.8% of all homeless people are unaccompanied children and youth. That’s over 45,000 young people without a bed in the US on any given night.[3]The state of homelessness in America 2015. (2015). National Alliance to End Homelessness, 7. Retrieved from http://endhomelessness.org.

The Experts.

We’ve teamed up with a number of amazing organizations who work with young people each day to distribute kits to the individuals they serve. For more information about our Giving Partners please click here.

Hygiene Kit 5

The Kit.

Each kit contains a hairbrush, comb, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo and a ponytail holder.

 

We are so excited to finally tell you about this project, and can’t wait to hear what you think! Help us spread the word and share your purchases with #BrushwithLove as we strive to help provide children and teenagers with resources for basic hygiene through these donations.

 

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1. The AFCARS report no. 21. (2014). U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Children’s Bureau, 1. Retrieved from http://acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb.
2. Courtney, M., Dworsky, A., Brown, A., Cary, C., Love, K., & Vorhies, V. (2011). Midwest evaluation of the adult functioning of former foster youth: Outcomes at age 26. Chicago, IL: Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 12. Retrieved from http://www.chapinhall.org/research/report/midwest-evaluation-adult-functioning-former-foster-youth.
3. The state of homelessness in America 2015. (2015). National Alliance to End Homelessness, 7. Retrieved from http://endhomelessness.org.