THE NATIONAL DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY X BEHNO

The National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) and behno collaborate to create a significant partnership to further behno’s commitment to being a wholesome social enterprise founded on championing ethical manufacturing to now supporting nonprofits working to positively impact their communities.

WITHIN THE CAPSULE COLLECTION ARE SIGNATURE BEHNO BAGS, ALL IN RED TO HONOR NDSS' OFFICIAL COLOR. 20% OF ALL SALES ARE BEING DONATED TO NDSS.

“WE LAUNCHED A VERY SPECIAL PARTNERSHIP WITH NDSS TO SUPPORT AND AMPLIFY THE TREMENDOUS WORK THEY DO FOR THE COMMUNITY.”

THIS PARTNERSHIP IS VERY PERSONAL TO US. THE NINI BAG, THE JEWEL OF THE CAPSULE COLLECTION, PAYS HOMAGE TO BEHNO’S FOUNDER’S DARLING SISTER, NIRALI, NICKNAMED “NINI,” WHO HAS DOWN SYNDROME.

I AM: MALIK
I AM: DYANI
I AM: EMMETT
I AM: VICTORIA
I AM: VICTORIA

ABOUT NDSS

NDSS was founded in 1979 by Betsy Goodwin and is now the largest nonprofit in the United States dedicated to advocating for all people with Down syndrome.

NDSS is the leading human rights organization for all individuals with Down syndrome and provides state-of-the-art, comprehensive programming to all individuals with Down syndrome and their families, which include: The National Advocacy & Public Policy Center in Washington, DC, its Down Syndrome Health Resources & Promotion Program, the first of its kind #DSWORKS® Employment Program, which is showing the world that people with Down syndrome are ready, willing and able to work as well as the National Buddy Walk® Program.

I AM: MALIK
I AM: DYANI
I AM: EMMETT
I AM: MALIK
I AM: DYANI

Dyani, Emmett, Malik and Victoria wear the NDSS x behno capsule collection as part of our iconic “I AM:” campaign.

Letter from our founder, Shivam Punjya. Shivam's sister, Nini, has Down Syndrome.
Shivam, Neeraj and Nini

THE BUDDY WALK, NEW YORK CITY

The Buddy Walk is one of the largest events hosted by NDSS to bring its community together. Taking place in New York City, Nini was a Grand Marshall for 2019. Nini, along with family and friends, flew in from California for this special day—it was Nini’s first time in New York City after 17 years.

The behno team came together to celebrate and support NDSS and the Down syndrome community for their largest event, the Buddy Walk that started in iconic Times Square with a presentation of some of their star members. Nini, as the hero of the behno x NDSS capsule collection, was shy when her image came onto one of the larger than life screen in the heart of Times Square being watched by thousands of spectators.

After the viewing, everyone migrated to Central Park where over 2000 people came together for the actual Buddy Walk! There were games, Zumba, food, and so much love being shared amongst the community!

NDSS Buddy Walk New York City 2019

SHOP NDSS X BEHNO

THE NATIONAL DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY X BEHNO

The National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) and behno collaborate to create a significant partnership to further behno’s commitment to being a wholesome social enterprise founded on championing ethical manufacturing to now supporting nonprofits working to positively impact their communities.

“THE BEHNO STANDARD WAS BUILT BOTTOM-UP, ENSURING GARMENT WORKERS AND ARTISANS WERE AT THE CENTER OF THE CONVERSATION.”

THIS PARTNERSHIP IS VERY PERSONAL TO US. THE NINI BAG, THE JEWEL OF THE CAPSULE COLLECTION, PAYS HOMAGE TO BEHNO’S FOUNDER’S DARLING SISTER, NIRALI, NICKNAMED “NINI,” WHO HAS DOWN SYNDROME.

ABOUT NDSS

NDSS was founded in 1979 by Betsy Goodwin and is now the largest nonprofit in the United States dedicated to advocating for all people with Down syndrome.

NDSS is the leading human rights organization for all individuals with Down syndrome and provides state-of-the-art, comprehensive programming to all individuals with Down syndrome and their families, which include: The National Advocacy & Public Policy Center in Washington, DC, its Down Syndrome Health Resources & Promotion Program, the first of its kind #DSWORKS® Employment Program, which is showing the world that people with Down syndrome are ready, willing and able to work as well as the National Buddy Walk® Program.

Dyani, Emmett, Malik and Victoria wear the NDSS x behno capsule collection as part of our iconic “I AM:” campaign.

THE BUDDY WALK, NEW YORK CITY
 

The Buddy Walk is one of the largest events hosted by NDSS to bring its community together. Taking place in New York City, Nini was a Grand Marshall for 2019. Nini along with family and friends flew in from California for this special day—it was Nini’s first time in New York City after 17 years.

The behno team came together to celebrate and support NDSS and the Down syndrome community for their largest event, the Buddy Walk that started in iconic Times Square with a presentation of some of their star members. Nini, as the hero of the behno x NDSS capsule collection, was shy when her image came onto one of the larger than life screen in the heart of Times Square being watched by thousands of spectators.

After the viewing, everyone migrated to Central Park where over 2000 people came together for the actual Buddy Walk! There were games, Zumba, food, and so much love being shared amongst the community!

SHOP NDSS X BEHNO