Christian Louboutin has teamed up with Marie Claire and the Grameen Foundation to create a charitable opportunity to assist in the micro-financing of institutions in communities around the world via the sell of a shoe!
Marie Claire October 2013 magazines hit mailboxes on September 18, 2013, including mine! How delightful was it to discover the Marie Claire “Fashion Gives Back” program. For the month of October, Marie Claire readers have the exclusive opportunity to make a difference in the global economy and eradication efforts of poverty simply with the purchase of their very own red-bottom Louboutin.
“Looking to spice up your classic collection? Look no further - "Geo Pump" is for you. With a pointed toe that's covered in spikes, she unleashes the sexy, rocker-chic lady in us all.” ~Christian Louboutin product “the scoop”.
The Christian Louboutin Geo Pump is a pink suede, with gold spiked pointed toe stiletto pump. Its retail value is $725. Interested parties may call in to 1-855-355-3557, mention, Marie Claire and make a difference. A portion of the sales, throughout October, of the pink suede Christian Louboutin Geo Pump will go to the Grameen Foundation. The Gremeen Bank was founded by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Muhammad Yunus. Yunus is the author of “Creating a World Without Poverty”.
“The Grameen Foundation helps microfinance institutions in communities around the world alleviate poverty by making loans and providing financial services to people, especially women, in need.” ~ Marie Claire, October 2013 issue, page 74.
How fitting that the charitable shoe is pink, in alignment with the traditional color of ribbon and logo of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The Christian Louboutin Geo Pump is also available in patent leather in the Fall/Winter 2013 Collection. However, the patent leather version doesn’t appear to be a part of the charity offer.
This is the second charity shoe collaboration between Louboutin and the Grameen Foundation. In 2010, Louboutin first teamed up with the Grameen Foundation, creating a limited-edition "Peace of Shoe" pump, which benefited the Grameen Foundation.