Over the past 3 years, MADI Apparel and Donations has:
TONIGHT - Sept. 7th from 6-8 pm, We are saying thank you to Kansas City with a happy hour! All of the fun takes place at MADI Apparel at 1659 Summit Street, Kansas City, Missouri. We'll be serving up apps + drinks (to those who are 21 and over) to visitors and up to 40% off on select items for shoppers.
- THIS WEEKEND - Sept. 7th-10th, Shop our store online and save on select items. Up to 40% off! Shop here: https://madiapparel.com/collections/sale
- For every intimate purchased, we donate a pair of underwear
- Your purchase helps employ women in Kansas City
- Your purchase is made of viscose from bamboo and/or long-lasting laces; Eco-friendly fabrics that lower your end waste and can be washed, dried and worn for years!
Thank you for helping us Make a Difference over the last three years!
We invite everyone to join us Saturday June 11th from 12 to 3 p.m. at our KC flagship store at 1659 Summit, KCMO. We're hosting a special gifting themed Pop-Up featuring Kendra Scott, Ocean and Sea, Indigo Wild and of course, MADI Apparel for this month's Second Saturdaze in the Westside!
- Bring + sign in two friends AND/OR purchase any MADI item and your name will be entered into raffle to win one of 3 Kendra Scott jewelry pieces!
- 20% of Kendra Scott sales will benefit MADI's next international drop-off in Ecuador late June
- Specials by local brands Indigo Wild and Ocean and Sea
Want to come early for more Saturday fun? We are having our second Pilates class at MADI with Thrive Pilates at 10 a.m. Then head next door to Westside Local and recieve 15% off your brunch (with purchase of Pilates ticket)!
We hope to see you all for some mimosas, coffee and shopping!
April 24 Pillow Pilates 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Join us for an evening Pilates practice to prepare your mind and body for a great night's sleep. Each participant will receive one luxurious, bamboo MADI Apparel sleep top and MADI's non-profit will donate a pair of underwear to a woman in repair.
June 11 Panty Pilates 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
This class will be designed for the female body. Lauren Thompson, owner of Thrive Pilates, has specialized training in working with women's fitness and will utilize her knowledge to develop a series that strengthens and lengthens in unique ways that are healthful for the female body. Each participant will receive a pair of fast-wicking, soft bamboo MADI undies, which happen to be perfect for a pilates workout! MADI's non-profit will also donate a pair of underwear to a woman in repair. Additionally, guests will receive a discount on brunch for June 11th at Westside Local.
Want to attend both classes? Get the 'Complete Set' for a discounted rate of $27.
On July 11th MADI Apparel held the Grande Ivory Affair celebrating the launch of our second color option, ivory! The event was a blast with music, drinks, appetizers and lots of panty shopping!
We have had many customers requesting ivory for bridal and bachelorette gifts and it really made perfect sense for us to offer it because MADI Apparel is focused on three words: simple, elegant and powerful. We want our colors and designs to reflect those three words, and now with the addition of ivory to our color options we believe we are!
Our founder Hayley and Molly, the East Coast Distribution Lead, were presented the opportunity to travel to California and meet a domestic abuse survivor in the fall of 2014. The survivor had read about MADI’s buy one give one program and reached out to Hayley to see if she would donate underwear to her and her daughter.
Instead of just sending her underwear, Hayley and Molly decided to take the opportunity to fly from Florida to California to meet this awesome survivor. Hayley and Molly didn't know what to expect, whether or not the survivor would actually show up to meet them after they'd traveled from Florida to California to meet her in person.
Immediately upon meeting the three embraced.
The survivor started sharing her story, including journal entries she had written along the way - years of abuse and 17 years of constant running from her abuser.
Hayley, Molly and the survivor still keep in touch, and MADI Apparel even sent her and her and her daughter a few more pairs of underwear on Mother’s Day!
Hayley and Molly said that they will forever carry with them the story of this determined and strong-willed survivor. And, after watching the video yourself, you will too. If you haven’t had a chance to head over to our donations page and watch the story about the real donation, you definitely must! For more information and pictures taken at other underwear donation drop-offs, click here: http://www.madiapparel.com/pages/donations-1.
A women’s shelter at its most basic function is a safe zone. It is a place where women and children who are survivors of abuse can go in their time of need. The women in these shelters have often suffered from some form of domestic abuse and even rape. Women’s Shelters provide safety, shelter, a place to sleep, food and often times clothing for those seeking its comforts.
^^ Team MADI donating new, clean undies to Hope House in Kansas City
Women flee their homes and escape abusive partners sometimes carrying nothing. During their stay at the shelter, if they don’t have everything they need to feel comfortable (like underwear, for example) they may feel the urge to leave the shelter and go back home to pack a bag of necessities. It is then, 9 times out of 10, that their abusers are at the home waiting for them-this is when the most abuse occurs, often leading to death. We want to ensure these women are comfortable on their road to recovery with all of the necessities-including underwear and that they don’t feel the need to go home.
^^ Donating MADI undies with the staff of Family Services of Tulare County
All of the clothing available at a shelter comes from donations. However, underwear can only be donated if it is new and unused, but we don’t all think to go out and buy a new package of underwear to put in our donation pile. This is what has lead to underwear being the most needed and yet most under donated item in the shelters. MADI Apparel has not only taken a step towards solving this issue, by donating underwear, but we are donating underwear that can empower these women. Underwear is a woman’s most intimate article of clothing—it could be hard to start a new life without even your most simple, intimate clothing. And as we here at MADI like to say, “its not just underwear, its dignity.” At the end of the day, we want these women to build themselves back up and feel confident again. And we can do that, even with a pair of underwear. To help now, purchase a pair for yourself and a pair will be donated at http://www.madiapparel.com/collections/all.