Hi! My name is Hannah Fastov. I'm the founder and CEO of Dash Dash Dot Dash Dash Dash (Go Dash Dot). I'm 26 years old and live in New York City. For years, as I worked in product development for Brooks Brothers and then Rag & Bone, I lugged multiple bags every day. No one bag could handle all my early morning gym stuff, and keep it separated from everything I needed during the day, and then allow me to transition gracefully to post-work fun. One hectic morning, the strap of one of my three bags got stuck in the 6-train turnstile at 33rd Street, launching my salad onto the platform. The furry subway dwellers got a meal. I got an Idea.
I started imagining and designing a functional, practical, and stylish bag that could accommodate my crazy days: dashing from the gym to work to dinner with friends -- all without spilling my lunch or exposing my underwear to the public! The Infinity bag was born.
Go Dash Dot has changed my life for the better, and I hope it will do the same for you!
The South Tribes
The South Tribes was started as an enterprise to support migrant women from the southern tribes of Kyrgyzstan, predominantly from the Leilek district.
"We invest in traditional art and craft, give work to support and empower women, [and] provide them with stable income. " Jamila - Founder of the South Tribes
The South Tribes teaches women of all ages how to properly select colors, yarn sizes, and the traditional hand spinning of thread to make high quality tassels. In Kyrgyz tradition, tassels come in a variety of sizes ranging from very large, used as yurt décor, to very small, used as women’s purse accessories or horse harness decorations. We use them to personalize our handbags.
The Kira is the national dress for Bhutanese women. It is an a long dress consisting of a rectangular piece of woven fabric. It is wrapped and folded around the body, typically pinned at the shoulder and bound at the waist with a long belt, called a Kera. Nowadays, women typically wear the kera slung across the left shoulder as an accessory. The Kera is what we have transformed into straps for our handbags.
My Sisters' Place
We have partnered with the amazing organization, My Sisters' Place, to help them raise money and awareness.
Since 1976, My Sisters’ Place (MSP) has worked to end violence in intimate relationships and combat the effects of domestic violence and human trafficking on women, men, and children throughout Westchester County. MSP has evolved from a grassroots task force and drop-in center into a leader and resource in the field of domestic violence advocacy, shelter and legal services and education and prevention. Based on the tenet of taking a holistic approach and addressing the root causes of family violence, MSP is continually expanding in order to effectively respond to the increasing and changing needs of individuals in crisis. MSP’s mission is to engage each member of society in our work to end domestic violence and human trafficking, so that all relationships can embrace the principles of respect, equality, and peacefulness.
With every purchase of a purple tassel, proceeds are split between the South Tribe and My Sisters' Place!