By  on December 4, 2013

NEW YORK — The Soulful Economy. It’s a movement Donna Karan is choosing to embrace wholeheartedly with her latest venture, the Urban Zen Holiday Marketplace. The pop-up shopping environment, which opened quietly this past weekend at the Urban Zen Center (i.e. the West Village’s Stephan Weiss Studio), aims to make a philanthropic difference with all kinds of artisanal pieces from around the world.

“I always feel it’s about the artisans,” Karan said during a walk-through of the space. “There are so many people who are really on this path right now so I said, ‘Why don’t we celebrate the whole concept of conscious consumerism, of buying something and giving back and making a difference in somebody’s life?’”

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