Harvey Ball, a commercial artist from Worcester, Massachusetts created the smiley face in 1963. That image became the most recognizable symbol of goodwill and good cheer on the planet.
As the years passed Harvey Ball became concerned about the over-commercialization of his symbol, and how its original meaning and intent had become lost in the constant repetition of the marketplace. Out of that concern came his idea for World Smile Day®. He thought we, all of us, should devote one day each year to smiles and kind acts throughout the world. The smiley face knows no politics, no geography and no religion. Harvey’s idea was that for at least one day each year, neither should we. He declared that the first Friday in October each year would henceforth be World Smile Day®. Ever since that first World Smile Day® held in 1999, it has continued every year in Smiley’s hometown of Worcester, MA and around the world.
After Harvey died in 2001, the Harvey Ball World Smile Foundation was created to honor his name and memory. The Foundation continues as the official sponsor of World Smile Day® each year. (Original Source: World Smile Day )
To celebrate The World Smile Day, we will show you awesome sustainable basics that definitely will make you smile.
A woman’s lingerie says a lot about her
Inspired by the classic bikini cut, these sustainable, ethical, GOTS (Licence number: USB TEX 2015) certified briefs have got them all talking. They have a minimal visible panty line with a free cut leg opening that gives the best fit. Organic Basic also used flat-lock stitching for the most comfortable and supportive feel.
Men want the same thing from their underwear that they want from their woman- a little bit of support and a little bit of freedom
Organic Basics’ simple signature design has just become softer and comfier. The Soft Touch Lite Tee is made from TENCEL™ Lyocell – that’s eco-friendly wood pulp refined into a soft, sustainable thread that feels softer than silk and smoother than cotton.
Happiness is sleeping undisturbed till you wake up naturally
Crafted from 100% Organic Bamboo Lyocell fabric, which is silky and smooth, this women’s Sleep Shirt is perfect for lounging around at home.
Cool and comfortable, this Sleep Shirt features long sleeves and contrasting piping. With a button-down front, collar, front pocket and a curved hemline, this loose fit sleep shirt is extremely breathable, moisture wicking and hypoallergenic.
Available in white, pink, navy and black.
Nap time is my happy hour
These will be your most comfortable pair of shorts for lounging or sleeping. Cut in a relaxed silhouette, these cute pair has an adjustable drawstring waistband, finished with crisp white piping, giving a nod to the vintage pajama style.
Made with Ettitude‘s world first Organic Bamboo Lyocell fabric, these shorts are feathery soft and silky smooth against your skin, also hypoallergenic, moisture-wicking and extremely breathable.
The dreamy dark navy tone will make you feel as though you have slipped into your own little oasis.
Happiness is not having to set an alarm for tomorrow
This classic inspired tailored men’s long sleeve pajama shirt features contrasting white piping, a front patch pocket, and front button fastening.
Made with signature ultra soft 100% Organic Bamboo Lyocell fabric, this shirt is like wearing a soft airy cloud. The fabric is super breathable and absorbs moisture.
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