Eye Heart World was born in 2010 when Brian and Season Russo decided to take action against human trafficking in an innovative way. For the first awareness event they organized, Season and her mother, Denise Foster, created 30 bags, hoping to raise funds for a safe home in their community. Supporting the cause in a tangible way proved to be contagious - every single bag was sold that day. Since it’s inception, Eye Heart World has sold thousands of products; educated over 20,000 individuals and raised over $100,000 to fund the fight against Human Trafficking.
Now, based in Green Bay, WI, Eye Heart World works directly with survivors of trafficking in the (920), providing essential resources and facilitating the healing process.
When the first Eye Heart World handbags were created, we set out to make a statement that would shine a light on the plight of millions around the world. We placed a symbolic orange rose on all of our handbags that represents the delicate and unique individual lives of those who are exploited. Each life deserves freedom - so when it's in your hand or on your shoulder, you don't just carry a bag, you Carry the Cause.
As Eye Heart World grows, so do the opportunities to get involved and make a difference in the fight against Human Trafficking. Each of our internship opportunities empowers the individual to become an integral part of our operations, while allowing space for the experience to be tailored to the individual's passions and specific interests, ranging from fashion design, to youth education, to design and media.