They’re doing so again this Saturday, Dec. 8 by hosting a pop-up launch party for Everviolet, a lingerie and loungewear collection for women in all phases of treatment and survivorship of breast cancer and related issues. Poet and/the Bench’s owners are donating 10 percent of all proceeds from the evening to FORCE, an organization that helps people with hereditary breast and ovarian cancers.
Everviolet was founded by Keira Kotler, a Marin resident, a visual artist and a breast cancer survivor herself who was diagnosed at the age of 40. Following surgery, Kotler was shocked to discover one of her greatest challenges was finding comfortable and beautiful garments to wear throughout the healing process. After six months and more than 200 bras, she began talking to other survivors about their shopping experiences and discovered she was not alone.
Poet and/the Bench co-founder Bonnie Powers noted that she and Levin have a deeply personal connection to Kotler’s work.
“As a BRCA2 carrier with a sister who is a breast cancer survivor, I had a prophylactic double mastectomy five years ago,” she says. “I’m very passionate about what Everviolet is doing to serve an important unmet need. And I must say, the garments are beautiful, constructed with such care and attention and so feminine and comfortable, they can be worn by anyone.”
The 411: Poet and/the Bench is hosting a pop-up launch party for Everviolet, a lingerie and loungewear collection for women in all phases of treatment and survivorship of breast cancer and related issues, on Saturday, Dec 8 from 2-5pm. 10e Locust Avenue at Miller Avenue. MORE INFO.