#TellYourStory with Jared Rey

Posted on August 18, 2016 by FOTO

We are launching a new campaign and hashtag this fall and decided to kick it off with a new blog series: #tellyourstory. This is a platform for our customers to get to know each other, have some fun and tell their story! We have a new look for these posts, so be sure to click around and really get to know our friend, Jared!

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Want to be featured on our blog and have a platform to #tellyourstory? Email us today for more information.

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Back to School shopping with personality

Posted on August 11, 2016 by FOTO

 James Fotostrap

FOR YOU: Treat the real MVP (the one who made it through the summer of play dates, constant whining and chauffeuring) with a personalized, luxurious leather Fotostrap. It will look seriously cute on you as you take first day of school pics, plus it gives 10% of proceeds back to Fotolanthropy, a nonprofit that tells inspiring true stories of families and individuals facing adversity. [Go ahead and click, Mama deserves it.]

 PB Kids Backpacks

FOR YOUR KIDS: Make sure the babes are set and ready to port their crafts and worksheets to and from class (plus win major brownie points for getting their names embroidered and choosing custom patches) with these adorable Pottery Barn Kids' color-block backpacks for boys and girls.

Sugar Paper Journal

FOR THEIR TEACHERS: As a token of gratitude for taking on your children for seven hours, five days a week, gift your angel teachers with this personalized journal from Sugar Paper. 

Kindle Fire

FOR YOUR HIGH SCHOOLERS: Promote reading and a lighter backpack load with a Kindle Fire, and make it personal with a fun cover-- you can upload your own designs and photos here

Custom Coffee

FOR YOUR BETTER HALF: Staying up late helping with science projects and math homework is back in session! Gift your sweetie with some customized coffee. From bean to bag you can create the perfect caffeine concoction to help your honey wake up and get to work on time.

Packed Party

FOR YOUR COLLEGE STUDENTS: Spoil your college student by sending a custom Packed Party package to their school address! It's always fun to get packages in the mail (even if they are just from mom).

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Going for the gold in USA-made socially conscious fashion!

Posted on August 05, 2016 by FOTO


Let's hear it for the red, white and blue! As a "Made in America" brand, we are throwing up our colors and cheering for the U-S-A as our American athletes compete in Rio's Olympic games. We love the tradition and symbolism of the Olympics-- the national pride and unity these games represent and are looking forward to witnessing some truly inspiring stories these next few weeks. We are inspired by the amount of time, energy and heart these athletes have poured into their sports in preparation for these games and are personally motivated to continue to share that same drive and mental toughness in the way we run our business.  

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We are proud to be an American-made product line that support jobs, tanneries, and manufacturing in America. From conception to distribution, our product is on our soil, in our hands, beautifully crafted and attended to the very finest detail. Our product is sound-- the fit is on point, the colors are fun, the price is right, and more than anything, our products have heart. Our mission behind every stitch and every buckle is to support and give back to the non-profit that is near and dear to us: Fotolanthropy. Over the last four years we've been able to give back 10% of our proceeds to this amazing group of photographers and filmmakers who give up their time and resources to tell stories of inspiring people who have overcome adversity. We are blown away by the kinds of stories we've been able to help fund and can't wait to see all that's ahead for Fotolanthropy and the future stories they will tell.

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We have our amazing customers to thank for giving us the opportunity to go for the gold in all that we do-- to allow us the ability to give back consistently and to carry the torch in making genuine American-made leather products that we are so proud of. Thank you for being awesome! Now let's hear it for the U-S-A, U-S-A, U-S-A!


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Mint on the mind

Posted on July 28, 2016 by FOTO

mint on the mind

We are going mintal over our newest color! Seriously, we CANNOT get enough of it and are just loving how this shade brightens up any outfit and looks so chic against our genuine leather accents! Since we already have mint on our minds, we thought we'd round up a few of our other favorite mint accessories in case you are going on a mint binge, too.

1. Mint KOSS Ear Bud Fit Clips

The KOSS FitClips are the perfect listening accessory for the woman who digs comfort, style and sound quality. Sweat-resistant and available in MINT, these ear buds are ideal for on-the-go style gurus like you.

2. Mint Michael Kors Satchel

Expertly designed and brilliantly crafted, this large patent-leather satchel bag is an essential addition to your wardrobe. With a glossy exterior and an abundance of inside compartments, this bag will be a go-to all year long. And did we mention it's mint?

3. Mint Bullet Necklace from Half United

Join the fight against hunger with this military-chic necklace (complete with mint powder coating on center piece of recycled bullet casing) from Half United. Fashionable and socially conscious, every product purchased provides 7 meals for a child in need!

4. Mint Travel Mug from MoMA

Keep sleek and caffeinated with this Stelton's travel mug featuring a state-of-the-art smart click function that allows you to open/close the cup with one hand and drink from all sides of it. This mint beauty really is a coffee-lover's dream come true.

5. Mint H&M Sunglasses

If you really want to commit to mint, you'll need these sweet little sunnies from H&M. But beware-- all eyes will be on your enviable eyewear.

6. Mint Monogrammed Fotostrap

The latest and greatest of camera straps is this limited edition Mint Fotostrap! The long-awaited color is made even sweeter by the fact that 10% of proceeds are going to Fotolanthropy's filming and production of "Howdy"-- an inspirational story featuring Howdy Homemade which tells a story of a man with a dream for his employees with special needs.

7. Mint OPI Nail Lacquer

Make a true stateMINT of your obsession with a mint mani/pedi! This shade is so chic against sun-kissed skin and will be the perfect finishing touch to any summer ensemble!

Mint: The Story Behind the Strap

Posted on July 21, 2016 by FOTO

Our new limited edition Fotostrap is more than just another chic color to add to our collection. The cherry on top is that we designed "Mint" in honor of and to support Fotolanthropy's newest story featuring a local Dallas ice cream shop, Howdy Homemade. Fotolanthropy is just weeks away from releasing this story and short film, so we are thrilled to give you an exclusive sneak preview of this deliciously sweet story of dreaming, exceeding expectations, and ice cream.

Howdy Story Strap

Howdy Homemade is the concept of restaurateur Tom Landis, a man who sees untapped potential in his special-needs employees. Tom believes in the American dream and that even those with disabilities deserve the opportunity to achieve that dream. Fourteen of his sixteen Howdy Homemade employees have special needs, including Coleman Jones (pictured above and below). With a heart ignited by a passion to lead those with special needs to a new level of social standard, Tom is making waves in changing the way his community sees disability, and changing these young peoples' lives forever.

Howdy Story Strap

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Howdy Story Strap

Join us in supporting the production of this film (and others like it) by shopping FOTO and purchasing with purpose. We are proud and honored to give back 10% of all proceeds to Fotolanthropy to help tell inspiring true stories like "Howdy" and hope you will consider following/supporting Fotolanthropy and the stories they tell, too. To learn more about how we give back and to check out some of the stories we've supported, click here.

*Be the first to see the full-length "Howdy" short film by signing up for Fotolanthropy's newsletter here.

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