Winter 2020
Elsie & Zoey, a Brand from Howard’s Inc. By Debbie Eisele

Products with Purpose: Elsie & Zoey, a brand of Howard's Inc., helps clean, preserve and restore waterways and shorelines for future generations.

Melisa Fox, owner

Lisa Wolhart, vice president of sales and marketing

www.howardsinc.com/elsieandzoey

Elsie & Zoey Palm Tree Necklace

Company mission

Our mission is to help clean, preserve and restore our waterways and shorelines for future generations. Elsie & Zoey is a 67-year-old, multi-generation, family-owned business and is a lifestestyle summer and resort brand that is named after our daughters. Being intimately connected with the water throughout our lives and knowing there are so many families like our own, we wanted to create a brand that would help support the restoration and preservation of our waterways and stand as a catalyst for change. Naming the brand after our daughters serves as our constant reminder on the importance of this mission.

 

How do your products serve the mission?

Our commitment is to donate a portion of our proceeds to charities that directly work toward protecting, preserving and restoring our waterways. We also encourage local, national and global submissions for charity considerations and clean-up projects. Every purchase made helps go toward supporting these efforts.

Elsie & Zoey Brand Necklaces

Plans for the future

We continue to look to incorporate sustainable practices within our own company, our operations and the products that we manufacture, not just with Elsie & Zoey but with all of our Howard’s brands. We are making the move to biodegradable packaging and the use of recycled paper with this upcoming launch. We are also researching, and plan to implement, the use of recycled materials and salvaged ocean debris to repurpose them into our products.

Howards Inc Elsie & Zoey brand Turtle Pendant

 

How can retailers get involved?

Retailers get involved by supporting the Elsie & Zoey brand through every purchase they make with us. Our products come fully tagged with our mission and comes with supporting point-of-purchase signs to help tell the story. Retailers and their customers can make charity requests by visiting www.elsieandzoey.com.

 

Debbie Eisele

Debbie Eisele is the managing editor for Gift Shop Plus, which now includes museums&MORE, and Stationery Trends. Eisele is also the managing editor for a variety of specialty publications including: The Guide, Holiday Shop and Celebrations & Occasions.




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