Doing Good: Falling Whistles

Back in college I was really involved with various community outreach and service programs. So when non-profits and various “do-good” organizations made a stop on campus, I always felt like I should take an hour or two of my day to find out more information about their cause. Maybe it’s because of my love of shopping, but I found myself really drawn to companies that sell something to aid in conversation or companies that off of a one-for-one model.

falling whistles

Take a company like Falling Whistles, for example – they sell whistles necklaces to spread awareness and start conversations about a terrible war in Congo. Armed with only a whistle, children are being sent out to the front lines of one of the deadliest wars in the world. So when I see people like Taylor Swift and stores like French Connection & J Crew promoting whistle necklaces, I feel like I need to say that there’s a better way to make that purchase.

I found out about Falling Whistles through a campus event back in undergrad and all of the representatives that came to campus were wonderful. Watch this video to get a better idea of how FW is turning a weapon into a sign of peace.

FW-copper tipped

They have 12 different necklace options in the store. The gunmetal, copper and copper tipped options are my favorite.

Would you buy one if you were looking for a whistle necklace?

Have a good Wednesday!

With Luck

11 Comments

  1. Had no idea whistle necklaces were a fashion trend (shocking, I know) nor did I know the real story behind them. Thanks for sharing!!
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    • you got it girl! I’m not sure how popular they really are, but I’ve been seeing them pop up a lot more lately!

  2. i’ve never heard of this either, but i’m so excited you shared it! you’re absolutely right that there’s almost always a cause doing something that celebs and big fashion stores take over for profit and trend, leaving the cause and its needs behind. i love these necklaces and even more who they support and what they represent. what a fun conversation starter, too!
    xo nic
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  3. Thanks for introducing us to this really great cause. I love what they represent and the whistle necklaces are so cute! Well definitely check it out! x, Kat

    Love and Ace

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