Canada’s Retail News Covers Clipa

This month’s issue of Retail News, Canada’s premier giftware industry publication, featured “Jenna” from the Crystal Clipa Collection in its jewelry and fashion section: “hook a Swarovski crystal Clipa onto a bag or wrist for instant style — and substance. The purse hangers are purported to be the strongest on the market.”

Laga Bags Handbag Giveway!

When Clipa reaches 2,000 “likes” on Facebook, we’ll give away $400 in prizes including this Laga handbag! Simply like our page on Facebook and you’ll be entered to win. One lucky winner will get the Laga handbag plus a “Chloe” Clipa! More than a dozen others will win a polished silver purse hanger while helping to spread the word about Laga handbags.

On December 26, 2004, the Indonesian disaster killed over 285,000. Survivors were left jobless, homeless and devastated. Seven years later, many still are. Roy and Louise van Broekhuizen launched Laga Handbags to help the people of Indonesia rebuild their lives by selling their handbags. Roy & Louise do not take a salary. Their goal is simply to end the suffering; to help the survivors rebuild the many lives torn apart by the tsunami. In Aceh, Indonesia, Laga Handbags is a haven of hope, peace and refuge for the victims of disaster who are slowly rebuilding their homes and their lives – one handmade handbag at a time.

Washing Worries Down The Drain

Every once in awhile, we’ll be washing our hands in a public restroom and see it: a woman trying to keep her handbag from sliding off her shoulder while washing up. Trying to pump soap, preventing the water from shutting off automatically and keeping a purse from falling into a wet sink can be delicate balancing act. And if she’s helping children wash their hands or toting shopping bags, it’s even harder. Requiring just a quarter inch of hang space, Clipa actually works on dispensers like this (and many other ones) in most restrooms. Most purse hangers need much more surface area to hang a handbag this way but Clipa does the job instantly. And because it’s designed for easy, one handed operation from your bag strap, the instant handbag hanger is super fast to use, too. You’ll be on your way faster than you can say “where did I park the car?” To see why washing thoroughly is critical, check out this week’s report about contaminated cell phones by clicking on the image above.

Tips for Staying Healthy & Avoiding Germs includes Clipa

This week, “How to be a germaphobe” revealed tips for keeping handbags cleaner including: machine washable bags, wiping down or sanitizing bags that can’t go in the machine, and using a Clipa to keep bags off the ground and away from germs: “I went to my son’s soccer game last night and hung my purse on the back of my chair instead of setting it on the ground.” You can read the whole article by clicking on the image above. If you are (of know of) a germaphobe, this clever purse hanger from Topcor could be the perfect gift!

In the Pink for Breast Cancer Research

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Topcor is proud to support the efforts of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation this month and year round. At BCRF, more than 90 cents of every dollar is directed to breast cancer research and awareness programs. For more than 9 years, BCRF has received 4 stars from Charity Navigator. Only 1% of 5,500 charities achieve this distinction. For every pink “Clipa for a Cure” sold, we donate 10% to The BCRF. In just 2 years, thousands of dollars have been donated from this product with a purpose. In 2011-2012, BCRF grants will support more than 175 dedicated researchers at major medical institutions. A woman is diagnosed every 2.5 minutes in the U.S.; if you or someone you know has breast cancer, you can find out more about the search for a cure at www.bcrfcure.org

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