When Team Fox member Kirsten Knorr launched Ann’s Honor—her line of “eco-chic”, cotton produce bags—she had much more in mind than simply helping the environment. With a portion of profits going back to The Michael J. Fox Foundation, Ann’s Honor also raises money to support Parkinson’s research in honor of Ann Clark, Kirsten's mother, who has lived with the disease since 1998.
“Watching my mom wrestle with the challenges of Parkinson’s really made me want to do something, to contribute in some way towards finding a cure,” Kirsten shares. “Creating Ann’s Honor seemed like a fitting tribute given that I am using my mom's original artwork to create products [that also benefit MJFF].” A lifelong artist with a passion for cooking, Ann has been growing her collection of pointillist drawings since the 1980s, and was even praised by The French Chef herself, Julia Child! While Parkinson’s has slowed Ann’s artistic practice over the years, Ann’s Honor has provided the perfect medium for others to enjoy her work in the years to come.
The reusable bags, which are currently produced in three sizes,
keep produce stored and fresh in an eco-friendly way that actually extends produce shelf life! While the bags are intended to store produce on the counter or in the refrigerator, they’re also wildly popular amongst the green-market crowd as a way to store and transport the day’s purchases.
At the moment, the line is still getting off the ground in Kirsten’s Huntington Beach, California community, but the positive responses thus far have lead Kirsten to quickly think towards expanding farther afield. With the help of friends, family and local partners who are all assisting in generating interest and sales, Ann’s Honor is already well on its way to preparing for holiday bulk orders.
For more information, or to place an order for your own bags, visit AnnsHonor.com. 10% of all profits will be donated back to The Michael J. Fox Foundation.