We all feel a little lighter in the New Year, but this girl still needs something to carry her sh*t in style. For your next on-the-go adventures, try a bag that can do more than simply tote the goods. From functional perks to socially responsible…

The world of fashion is meant to complement the way we look and feel about ourselves. When you think about it, this makes fashion’s direct enemy anything that degrades our image and takes away confidence and dignity from our bodies. More and more, fashion companies…

If a wardrobe staple like a classic white button-down shirt might sounds hard to get excited about, you haven’t met the debut capsule collection from New York-based Grammar, whose founder Althea Simons knew niching down was the way to go for her first foray into…

In the FEST space, we come exciting innovations and ideas all the time. Some are alive and kicking right at this very moment – others won’t be mainstream for years. For futuristic fashion that’s both alive and kicking right now and part of a revolution…

Here’s a brand that won’t only make you look good with every purchase, but it’ll make you do some good with every purchase. Human Nature is a beauty brand from the Philippines with a true heart for the people and for the environment. When we…

You’ve heard their voices on the Spirit of 608 podcast in EP 116, where we went to the University of Virginia campus to find out what FEST customers of tomorrow are thinking today about what they buy, where they buy it, the brands that matter…

Project Entrepreneur is officially back with another opportunity for female entrepreneurs to enter its venture competition. Regular Spirit of 608 podcast listeners may recall in episode 32 that we featured a chat with the former director of Project Entrepreneur, Beth Jansen, who headed up the program when…

We’re sharing news and giving props inside the Spirit of 608 Facebook group. But why stop there? Here are a few recent media moments from our FEST friends to make your week instant bettah: Speaking of FEST, we’re frickin’ obsessed with Helpsy founder Rachel’s revival…

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