Support People? Japan?

by JA SOURCE Monocle

Philanthropy etymologically means "the love of humanity", in the sense of "what it is to be human", the essence of our humanity.

In modern practical terms, it is "private initiatives for public good, focusing on quality of life"—balancing the social-scientific aspect emphasized in the twentieth century, with the long-traditional and original humanistic core of the word's ancient coinage. Monocle is but one of the thousands of organizations practicing an initiative for the public good. This time for the people of Japan and those most deeply effected by the March 11, 2011 earthqauke and tsunami. 

The relief bracelet is embossed with “Support Japan” on one side and “Brooklyn Tokyo x Monocle” on the reverse. It has an adjustable button fastening and uses leather from tanneries in the Miyagi region, where the earthquake and tsunami struck. Made in Japan – for Japan.

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Photo credit: top art piece by James White aka Signaloise

Photo courtesy of Monocle