Headbands of Hope: Pretty Headbands with a Prettier Cause February 06 2015 1 Comment

Since opening Bourbon & Grits Boutique, Missy and I  have been  searching for opportunities to "give back." That's why we were so thrilled when we recently discovered a headband line called "Headbands of Hope." .

Their products have been featured in InStyle, Seventeen, Self, Lucky and Vanity Fair (just to name a few) and have been worn by many celebrities including fashion icon Lauren Conrad, actress and singer Selena Gomez, and former Bachelorette Emily Maynard. 

The company was started by Jess Ekstrom (pictured right) after completing a college internship for a wish-granting organization for children with cancer. Her experiences in her internship started her thinking about ways that she could improve the self-esteem of little girls who were losing their hair during chemotherapy. In April 2012, during Jess's junior year of college, she founded Headbands of Hope.

Here's how it works... for every headband purchased, another headband is given  to a child with cancer, and $1 is donated to fund childhood cancer research. Since their launch, over 25,000 headbands have been donated, and $25,000 has been donated to pediatric cancer research. 

 You can learn more about their story by watching this interview from the Today Show (I dare you not to cry).  

To see all of the beautiful Headbands of Hope products carried by Bourbon & Grits, click here.


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Statistics about children and cancer

  • A child is diagnosed with cancer every 3.5 minutes
  • Cancer kills more children than any other disease
  • Before they turn 20, one in 300 boys and one in 333 girls will have cancer.