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Wide Awake Pouch


Eyes Open. Capes On. 100% of sales from this project will benefit the Wide Awakes Mobile Soup Kitchen

Inspired by the Wide Awakes of 1860-present, an open group of young abolitionists who banded together and devised a radical plan to support abolitionist efforts. Read more about the fascinating history here. Wide Awakes Day is observed on October 3rd.

To be Wide Awake is to believe that communal joy is an act of community care. Joy in the face of oppression is not a delusion; it is a recognition of what we fight for and a necessary act of resistance.  It is our hope that this project sparks a bit of joy.


  • Measures approximately 10 x 6 x 2"
  • 100% organic cotton
  • Designed in Brooklyn, handmade by our partners in India
  • Appliquéd and machine embroidered teardrop eye layered over black cotton, with our signature black and white striped piping at bag edge. Lined in ivory cotton. Zipper closure.


    For best care, spot clean or machine wash cold on a gentle cycle, then tumble dry at the lowest sitting (or lay flat to air dry).

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