10% of today’s proceeds go directly to Puerto Rico

over 2 years ago from , Co-Founder, Baron Fig

Baron Fig is giving 10% of all today's proceeds to Puerto.

Our small team—there are just six of us—was sitting around the table here at Studio Fig. We were discussing Puerto Rico’s current state and all the stories that were flowing through the news.

It dawned on us that we had the ability to help through Baron Fig. We’re not a megacorporation, or even a mid-sized one, but every little bit helps. If our efforts impact even just one person for the better then we consider that a success.

We're trying to do our little bit to help. Take a look if you'd like at our shop.


  • Joey CofoneJoey Cofone, over 2 years ago

    Hey all. Joey from Baron Fig here. We aren't a big company, but we're doing what we can since we're in a position to make a difference.

    6 points
    • Adam RasheedAdam Rasheed, over 2 years ago

      You guys have an insane markup. You can do way more than 10%. You're literally doing this for the PR.

      1 point
  • Nate DaubertNate Daubert, over 2 years ago

    10% isn't that much for a one day event. seems more like you're hopping on maria as a way to market instead of help. maybe that's just my 2cents.

    5 points
    • Chase GiuntaChase Giunta, over 2 years ago

      May be true, but 10% of a day's sales is more than many. If businesses feel like donating percentages of their profits to various needs is a great way to market, I'll welcome the advertisements.

      2 points
    • Chris KalaniChris Kalani, over 2 years ago

      How much are you giving Nate?

      2 points
    • Account deleted over 2 years ago

      I hate to admit it, but I agree with Nate. The key word is proceeds. Why can't they donate 100% of today's proceeds? They are still covering their operating expenses. If you're going to donate to people who have nothing, why not give up your entire profit for one day? Aside from lost POTENTIAL profits, it doesn't affect the bottom line. I'd argue the value of the press/marketing and increased sales (and email distribution list) might outweigh that amount of money. But hey.. as Chase mentions... something is absolutely better than nothing.

      3 points
  • Christian PerezChristian Perez, over 2 years ago

    I'm Puerto Rican, and I'd like to say thank you.

    Anything is better than nothing. If every business gave 10% towards any cause or disaster, we'd all be in a better place.

    3 points
  • Ryan B, over 2 years ago

    Quite shocked at reading the comments on this post.

    I'd just like to say it's awesome you're doing something! That's better than doing nothing. Regardless of whether or not it's "a way to market".

    1 point
  • Maurice CherryMaurice Cherry, over 2 years ago

    Well this thread has taken an interesting turn.

    1 point