"We’ve found [Girl Talk's] peer-to-peer mentorship model to be unique among nonprofit organizations serving girls, and a proven model to build confidence, develop leadership skills and learn the value of service to others. Beyond an annual monetary contribution, our corporate leadership team is committed to advancing the Girl Talk mission, through collaboration, resource sharing and professional expertise. We are most proud of our independent sales consultants who have driven unprecedented Chapter growth in their local communities across the U.S. and Canada."
Thirty-One’s new Catalog is full of collections, products and prints perfect for fall! Flip through the pages for gift ideas, fall fashion must-haves and new collections like the Get Creative line of crafting bags and accessories. Get excited for all-new photo personalization in Photo by Thirty-One and fresh prints in Global Inspired. What will you be loving this fall? Shop the new Catalog starting August 1!

SEATTLE (November 27, 2018) – This Giving Tuesday, Thirty-One Gifts and World Vision are partnering together once again to double the impact to those in need. The company will match every donation to World Vision on November 27th with up to $2 million in product, helping families around the world with items to keep babies warm, deliver medical supplies, and keep girls in school.
The internal frame backpack is a recent innovation, invented in 1967 by Greg Lowe, who went on to found Lowe Alpine and Lowepro, companies specializing in backpacks and other forms of carrying bags for various equipment.[8] An internal-frame pack has a large fabric section around an internal frame composed of strips of either aluminum, titanium or plastic, sometimes with additional metal stays to reinforce the frame. A complex series of straps works with the frame to distribute the weight and hold it in place. The internal frame permits the pack to fit closely to the wearer's back and minimizes shifting of the load, which is desirable when participating in activities that involve upper-body movement such as scrambling over rocky surfaces and skiing. However, the tight fit reduces ventilation, so these type of packs tend to be more sweaty than external frame packs. The internal construction also allows for a large storage compartment; a few lash points (including webbing loops and straps for sleeping bags and other large items) may be present, but as the frame is completely integrated, it is difficult to securely lash larger and heavier items which do not fit inside the compartment to the outside of the pack. Internal frame packs originally suffered from smaller load capacity and less comfortable fit during steady walking, but newer models have improved greatly in these respects. In addition, because of their snug fit, the improved internal frame models have largely replaced external frame backpacks for many activities.
1. Promotional offer valid 1-30 April 2019 only. Limited quantities available at promotional price. To redeem this promotional offer, Customers may choose the Fresh Markel® Thermal for $20 or the Tote-ally Thermal for $20 or a Mystery Bundle for $20 with every $40 spent. Prior to tax and shipping. No substitutions. While supplies last. Prices shown do not include personalization. Hostess Rewards not included. Customer Specials and Hostess Rewards cannot be combined.   https://i.pinimg.com/originals/dc/73/22/dc7322626aae6a705719acafcbf99336.jpg
In addition to their use in outdoors pursuits, backpacks are sometimes used in other sports as well. Hydration packs, sometimes used by athletes and military personnel, carry water (in either a bladder or a rigid bottle) and have a tube connected to them from which the wearer can drink without removing the pack; this feature is also included in some more general-purpose hiking backpacks. Backpacks that carry skateboards have also become more popular in the youth culture. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/58/71/dc/5871dc398785531a7889190f96012fcc.jpg
Backpacks in general fall into one of four categories: frameless, external frame, internal frame, and bodypack. A pack frame, when present, serves to support the pack and distribute the weight of its contents across the body more appropriately, by transferring much of the weight to the hips and legs. Most of the weight is therefore taken off the shoulders, reducing the chance of injury from shoulder strap pressure (many backpacks equipped solely with shoulder straps can affect the posture of a person carrying more than 14 kg (30 lbs)), as well as being less restrictive of the upper body range of motion. Most backpacks are capable of being closed with either a buckle mechanism, a zipper, or a dry-bag type closure, though a few models use a drawstring fitted with a cord lock for the main compartment. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/ec/83/1c/ec831c8807bd949b4b3b1acbda547da7.jpg
Large backpacks, used to carry loads over 10 kilograms (22 lb), as well as smaller sports backpacks (e.g. running, cycling, hiking and hydration), usually offload the largest part (up to about 90%) of their weight onto padded hip belts, leaving the shoulder straps mainly for stabilising the load. This improves the potential to carry heavy loads, as the hips are stronger than the shoulders, and also increases agility and balance, since the load rides nearer the wearer's own center of mass.

Specialist backpacks are used by fire services for wildfire fighting, as well as by rescue services for Search and Rescue. These backpacks are generally very modular, allowing the pack to be reconfigured to the users wishes and are designed to load around the wearers hips. They may include features such as sections for water bladders and specially designed pouches, such as those used to carry personal fire shelters. https://i.pinimg.com/236x/44/6a/e4/446ae4008d3cedfdc9e41f6c799dc0fa.jpg

Must complete the first four entries to win. Must be 18 years of age or older. Must reside in the U.S. or have an APO address. Winner pays tax and shipping and CAN use the $75 credit towards both. Contest begins Wednesday, November 6th and ends Tuesday, November 12th at 11:59 PST. Winner must respond within 48 hours. Please check your inbox or spam folder for emails from [email protected] https://i.pinimg.com/736x/db/4a/5c/db4a5ca77a7d86827f983429471d7b35--mindfulness-quotes-mindfulness-at-work.jpg
While the Thirty One Gifts catalog shows beautiful traditional purses, they are only a small part of the impressive product catalog made available to lucky 31 Gifts party goers. From large totes that are ideal to bring along to the beach to small organizational pouches for home use, shoppers enjoy the selection of fabrics, embroidery customization options and matching accessories available for each product. With a color and pattern palette that greets each season with exciting new offerings and secret hostess-exclusive items, there’s a little something for everyone under the Thirty One Gifts umbrella. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/63/35/93/63359305f0d9ae6892a87d9834b72fef.jpg
×