Gem! Duct Tape Bows

We make bows out of duct tape and will donate the net proceeds to the Alliance for Climate Protection.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Superstorm Sandy Relief

Hi all,
In the wake of the devastation that Superstorm Sandy caused, we would like to introduce a new blog bow to help out our friends affected by the storm, especially those in Staten Island, where the damage was particularly severe. All proceeds from the bow will go to the American Red Cross's relief efforts.

Severe weather events like this one are becoming more and more commonplace; many believe that climate change is to blame. We encourage everyone to tune into the Climate Reality Project's 24 Hours of Reality: The Dirty Weather Report on November 14 at 8pm EST to learn more about this. This event will feature scientists, celebrities, and activists from across the globe who are determined to make a difference when it comes to the climate crisis. We'll certainly be watching, and we hope you will be too!


Saturday, October 13, 2012

Happy Fall!

As the weather gets colder, and we get closer to Halloween, we are bringing back the Candy Corn themed blog bow! Purchase yours today, the 31st is coming quickly!

Monday, July 30, 2012

New Blog Bow

In honor of London's third time hosting the Olympic Games, Gem is offering a new Union Jack blog bow. Get yours today!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

New Donation

We are so excited to be donating another $130 to the Climate Reality Project from recent sales, including those of the Lorax blog bow. Thank you for all your support, we really appreciate it!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Gembows Fans!

Students at a local elementary school wearing Lorax inspired Gembows after learning about climate change in class.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Blog Bow!

Our newest blog bow is inspired by our favorite Dr. Seuss book, The Lorax. The book and recent film share such a powerful message about our environment, so we are very excited to share this new bow with you! Order on our website,

Sunday, February 26, 2012


Hi Everyone,
We've been focusing a lot in recent months on helping the Red Cross and natural disaster victims. However, now we want to get back to the issues that we founded Gem to support. When we began Gem, we began it to support the We Campaign, which was very successful and has ended. However, the Alliance for Climate Protection is still working very hard on other projects. Right now, they are working on the Climate Reality Project, with a very active blog and presenters traveling all over the world to spread the word on climate change. Currently, the Climate Reality Project is working on the Living on Thin Ice Campaign, warning the public of some of the most frightening effects climate change could have. Melting glaciers, rising sea levels, and loss of snowpack are just some of those effects. Browse the Climate Reality Project at, and be sure to check out the multitude of ways to get involved, whether it be requesting a presenter in your town, organizing your own climate change expedition, or even just staying informed through the mailing list. We will continue to support them with bow purchases. Thank you for your support,

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Red Cross Donation

Thank you to all who have purchased our special animal print blog designs! We are sending out another $100 Donation to the American Red Cross to support those who have been affected by recent natural disasters. Check out their website and where the money will be going to here.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


This month, we will be sending another donation of $100 to The American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. The donation will be helping victims of natural disasters here in the United States, such as those affected by the tornadoes in Missouri, as well as those affected by the tsunami in Japan and the earthquakes in Haiti. Thank you for supporting gem!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Another Big Donation from Gem! We just sent a donation of $560 to the American Red Cross for Haiti by selling our special Haiti bows. Thank you for your support!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Helping Haiti

Emma's sister Caroline and friend Emma busy making special Haiti bows

Haiti Needs Our Help

Hello Gem Friends!
Happy 2010
We were very busy toward the end of last year with filling Gem orders online and restocking our Gem supply at Saratoga Dance Store. After the Holidays we tallied up the money that we collected for We.
Because of the recent earthquake Gem has decided that Haiti needs our help at this very moment. We are sending a donation to them through a website that Al Gore and the We Campaign recommended, in the amount of $476.00.
Please see the attached letter from the we campaign to find out how you can donate Now.
The earthquake in Haiti has been catastrophic. More than three million people have been affected, and estimates are that over 50,000 have died. The human suffering is unimaginable.

That's why I'd like to pause from our usual conversation and ask for your help.

Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, with 85% of Haitians already living in desperate poverty. Now, with hospitals in ruin, dire shortages of even basic necessities like fresh water, and no way to find out whether family members are alive, the Haitian people urgently need our help.

A number of organizations are already engaged in critical relief efforts, and I urge you to support as many of them as you can. One of them, Oxfam America, has an emergency response team of more than 200 people already on the ground. The need for clean water and critical public health services is massive and immediate -- and our donations can help save lives.

Make a donation to Oxfam's earthquake relief effort in Haiti:

Or, for a list of other organizations to donate to and ways to make a difference, see

There are moments when we, as human beings, must come together as a global community and as stewards of each others' health and welfare. It is that sense of interconnectedness that brought each of us to the climate movement, and it is moments like this that bring out the best in us -- as individuals, as a nation, and as a movement.

Let's make sure the people of Haiti do not face this disaster alone. Thank you for taking action in the face of this tragedy.

Al Gore
Alliance for Climate Protection

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Teen Vogue Online

Hi Everyone,
We just wanted to let you know that we were featured in an online article on that highlights the accomplishments of teen charities formerly featured in the magazine. There are also many other great charities featured, check it out here!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Going Back to School Gem! Style

Don't forget to be prepared for school and get a new Gem! to wear and show your friends. Tell them about our cause and keep spreading the word about We too.
Notice above our new plaid special Blog design for Fall. It's really great.
You can order one at our Website right now.
Also, for all of you local fans, we just sent another shipment of about 100 bows to Saratoga Dance. Go there and get the first pick. This time we have included our newest creations. Gem! Minis. Some of them are pictured above with some of our original sized ones. If anyone would like to order a mini online they will be 2 for the price of 1 original size and you can put mini and the color and style in the comment section.

This summer we also sold some of our Gems! at the Saratoga Racetrack and at Emma's Neighborhood block party. Because we have been so busy selling we are still figuring out our next donation to We but it will be over $300.00. We hope to continue selling during the school year too. Thanks so much to Everyone for all of your support, and lets continue to make a difference together!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Selling more Gems! this summer

We've had a really busy summer so far. Thanks to all of you who have been ordering online. Also, Thanks to all of the girls who bought and helped make lots of Gems at the Exploring Ballet with Suzanne Farrell in Washington DC program. We will be sending another donation to We soon. We'll let you know how much as soon as we count up all of our new sales.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Another Donation

Yes! Right now we are sending another donation of $250.00 to We bringing our grand total of donations so far since we started last April to $1,682.00. Wow we can't believe it ourselves and we are not finished yet. 

Also today we are bringing over yet another supply of bows to Saratoga Dance where they just can't keep them in stock. Thanks to all of you Gem! fans, and lets keep this alive while we save the environment and spread the word all over the world.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Thanks, Mary Alice!

A big thanks to Emma's cousin, Mary Alice, who sold bows in her school for Gem and raised about $60 for our cause! Thank you so much for your help! <3

Monday, July 13, 2009

We're on another blog

Check out this cool blog by   
amourèux rose mode.
She's 16 and really into fashion too and posted us on her blog. 
Thanks Amoureux.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Saratoga Dance Bows!

We made 50 new bows for the Saratoga Dance Store, they will be there soon!
Lots of smudged + splattered bows!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

New Donation going out to We soon

Thanks to Saratoga Dance and some recent on-line orders and some new customers at Gabby's dance program in NYC we are going to be sending another big donation to We can solve the Climate Crisis soon. 

It is really important that we continue to support them now because they are still working really hard right at this very moment to pass legislation for the clean Energy Bill that successfully made it through Congress and will be going to the Senate next. So this July 4th:


Saturday, June 27, 2009

Teen Vogue Follow Up

Guess What?! Teen Vogue had such a great response from our story that they are going to do a follow up story on us. Yippiee!!!! We'll keep you posted on the details soon.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Busy Busy

It has been a very busy past couple of weeks for us at school and stuff. But we have been keeping up with all of our online orders. Thank you everyone for all of your orders!!!!!
Also, here's a look at a whole new batch of bows that is going to Saratoga Dance today for all of the Dancers coming to town for the summer including The New York City Ballet. Saratoga Rocks!
And another batch that Gabby is bringing down to New York City at her Dance Program.
We hope to continue spreading the word to as many people as we can all summer long.

Saturday, May 23, 2009


In February, when we went to Fashion Week, we were photographed and are featured on Papermag, check it out here! Thanks to Kat Clements!
Gem <3

Gem! is Really Going Global Now.

We're soooooooo Excited!
We have been contacted by the Super Cool and Awesome

They are also going to do a feature article on us in a future issue.
Thanks Phoebe Doherty for being interested in our Cause.

We will keep you posted on the specifics.

We can't WAIT

Friday, May 22, 2009


Yahoo! This weekend we will be sending out another donation to 
In the amount of $205.00
Thanks to some more online orders that are still coming through every day :)
Also, thanks to Emma's sisters Caroline and Charlotte, 
and Gabby's cousin Brianna who brought some into their schools to sell.

That brings our 2009 Donations to over $600 already.
Keep ordering everyone and keep passing on our message.
We can all make a huge difference.
<3 Gem!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

An Interview Explaining Gem!

Hey there Everyone! 
Check out this cool fashion blog by a girl named Tariro who is 12. 
She interviewed us and posted it to her blog.
Thanks Tariro!!!!!!!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Were on Green Eyed Monsters Blog

Everyone check out this website Green Eyed Monsters
It is really awesome and they posted a blog about us. 
Funny they have the same initials as us :)
Thanks GEM

Thursday, May 7, 2009

The Weekend Guide

The Weekend Guide
This is us on Daily Candy's site today.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

We're going to be on Daily Candy YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We're going to be mentioned on the popular shopping website
 Daily Candy  in Thursday’s Everywhere weekend guide! 
Thank You Lauren Berger

We hope to reach out to a lot more people there, that will also help us support

Sunday, April 26, 2009

New Donation to We


We are so proud to announce that we are in the process of sending out a new donation to we can solve the crisis campaign in the amount of $414.00 (our biggest donation yet!)

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You, Teen Vogue, 

and all of you new Gem! fans.
We hope to continue making and selling lots and lots. Keep the orders coming.....  

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Please Sign This Petition Now For Earth Day!


Right now, Congress is debating energy legislation that will jumpstart our economy and help solve the climate crisis. We've joined with Vice President Al Gore and millions of others to show our support. Will you?

Please click here to sign our petition in support of this crucial clean energy legislation:

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

It's Earth Week


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Quick Update

This is a picture of some of the bows that we sent out yesterday.

AWESOME NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We're so excited to announce that we have already made and sent out over 200 Gem! bows to people from all over the US and even Canada! All of these bows were ordered by people that saw us in Teen Vogue. Also, many many people have said that they want to get involved with our cause.

It is so very important that you check out Al Gore's website
That is where we will be sending another large donation soon.
You need to sign up there and ask everyone you know to, because, the more people that sign up, the more of an impact We can make. Thanks for your support.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Busy Filling Orders

This is a picture of some of the bows drying. 

Gabby and her brother Charlie making bows. 
Thanks for the orders. Please keep ordering.

Teen Vogue Haute Spot!

Emma and her cousins visited the Teen Vogue Haute Spot in Short Hills Mall, New Jersey this weekend. It is really cool and a great place to visit and get style ideas/inspiration if you're in the area!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Thank You!!!!!!!!  for all of the incoming orders and nice comments from all of you Teen Vogue Fans. We are working hard on the orders and hope to get them out in the mail next week.

Also a special thanks to Hannah who posted us on her Living Green Website. Check it out Everyone, It is Cool.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Hi Everyone,
We are in the New May 2009 Issue of Teen Vogue.
We are featured on page 36.
Thanks Teen Vogue for supporting our cause, and for helping us make other people aware of these very important issues.

We also want to let everyone know that we have a Gem! group on Facebook now. If you are a facebook user join our group too!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Soon we will be featured in Teen Vogue!!!!! Look for us in the May 2009 issue. 

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Fashion Week February 2009 NYC

We went to Fashion Week in NYC.
It was so much fun, We wore our Gems! to the shows.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Valentine's Day is over but you can still get one of our Valentine bows by e-mailing us at

Friday, February 13, 2009

The Gems! sold out, More are on the Way!!!

Thanks again for the orders girls, We're working on more bows this week and will send them along as soon as we can. 

Monday, February 2, 2009

New Order For Gems

Here's a look at some of our new bows that we just made this weekend.

Here's some Girls and their Teacher from a school in the Bronx that love Gems too. Thanks, for helping us support We. Your order will be coming soon. Thanks Again Alex!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Green NYC

We were in NYC this past weekend and brought our bows to our friend who teaches 2nd grade in the south Bronx. She bought some for all of the girls in her class. Thanks Alex! Also, we were so happy to see so many hybrid taxi's NYC is going green. Yey!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Help Repower America Now.

We are so proud to announce that we have just sent our last 2008 donation to We for $333.00, bringing our grand total of 2008 donations to over $800.00.  This time the We campaign will be giving us free T-shirts and bumper stickers. Get yours today with your own $100.00 donation @ We are helping to RePower America in 2009. Thanks to all who donated and bought Gems in 2008, and helped support our cause. We hope to continue selling more Gems in 2009.
 Happy New Year!

Last Chance!!

This is your LAST CHANCE to buy a candy cane gem! bow! If you would like one, please email us at: Thanks everyone!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas Donations!

We will be sending another Donation to We, of over $300.00. We are still counting the money we raised selling gems, and are also receiving donations from family members. Thank You!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Selling Gems at Saratoga Shoe Depot

Because of the snow storms the Holiday Shop at school was shortened, so the nice folks at Saratoga Shoe Depot supported us and our cause by allowing us to sell all day there. Even Santa Helped. Thanks Saratoga Shoe Depot!!!!!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

At the Holiday Shop at School

Selling at the Holiday shop was a little difficult. School was delayed the first day because of a storm, On the second Day lots of kids had a field trip and on the third day another storm caused school to be dismissed early. This all after having a really big Ice Storm that left us without power the week before. Global Warming??

Our newest recruits Megan and Jamie helped us sell Gems!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Tomorrow is the first day of the holiday shop! We will be selling special design candy cane bows, some regular bows, holiday multi colored, as well as some festive holiday paint splattered bows! Look for us during all lunch periods. Bows will be on sale for the next three days, so come help support the
We Campaign!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Holiday Bows for Sale at School

We have been busy this weekend making Holiday Gem! Bows.
We have made over 200 Holiday bows and new designs for 2008.
We will be selling them at the Holiday Shop at school during lunches on Dec. 17-19.
We hope to raise a lot more money for We. They are really working hard on raising awareness now, more than ever, because we will have a new President who his planning a whole new agenda for 2009 and beyond.
We need CHANGE to save the environment NOW!
See you on the 17th!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

We spoke to Jackie from Teen Vogue today. 
The interview was lots of fun. Thanks Jackie!

Our Patriotic Gems

Election Day 2008
Go Obama!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Upcoming Teen Vogue Article

We're so excited AGAIN!
We have been contacted by Teen Vogue,
They're planning to do a feature article on Gem!
We hope to raise more awareness for We to girls all over the Country.
We'll tell you the details later when we find out more info.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

You can still get this, if you want. 
Just send us an e-mail @ 

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Last Chance!!

Hurry Up!! It is your last chance to order your Summer 2008 Watermelon special blog design bows!! Hurry! You can contact us at to get yours now. Quick! 

Friday, September 26, 2008

Even More Donations to We

This summer was really busy for us, and also for the We Campaign. On July 17th Al Gore challenged the United States to a 10 year plan to create alternative power solutions to free us from the crisis that we are now in. We were in different parts of NY but we heard his plan and were invited to his conference call the next day. After listening, We were so inspired and started to raise more money for the alliance. We made lots more bows in Chautauqua during Gabby's Dance program, and sold them to fellow dancers from all over the U.S. We told them about We and hope they pass on the message to their friends and family. 
Also at the same time Our friends at SARATOGA DANCE STORE sold out the supply that we gave to them to sell. So..........
In September we sent along another donation of 
$180 to the We can solve the Climate Crisis Campaign.
That brings our total to almost $500.00 in 6 months!!!!!!!! We are proud of our efforts and so is the We Campaign. We hope to continue and we appreciate everyone's support.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Quick Update!

hey! sorry we haven't been very up to date with our blog, summer has been a very busy few weeks. We have sent a second donation of $100 to the We Campaign, thanks to the generous support of all you gem! bow wearers as well as special donations from a teacher and family members. Last month, at a four week dance program, Gabby sold A TON of bows to fellow dancers. A HUGE thanks to them, they have just sparked a third donation in the making. So far our donations total to $300, so let's keep going! ttyl,

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

We Were on the Front Page of the We Website

We were on WE Campaign homepage in June. We are no longer featured, but just wanted to say that the We Campaign was very appreciative of our efforts. 
Check out the rest of the feature on the link below. 


Monday, May 26, 2008

Gem! Bows on Shenet!

Our school district,  has featured us on their homepage.
 We were posted on 5/15.


Sunday, May 18, 2008

Saving the Environment one Gem! at a Time!!

We are so excited because we sent $200 to the We Can Solve The Climate Crisis Campaign, from our net proceeds for the sales in the month of April.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Gembows for Sale at Saratoga Dance

For all local fans of Gembows, you can now purchase bows at Saratoga Dance Store, which is located at 55 Church Street, in Saratoga Springs, NY. Thank You Leslie for helping us to raise more money for the We Campaign. We love Saratoga Dance, Check it out today.

Gembows For Sale in School Art Room

Thank you everyone who bought a bow last night at school for "student spotlight on success." More bows are still available in Mrs. Cobbs Art classroom. Thank you Mrs. Cobb and Community Club for your help.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The New York Times!

Click below to see gem! bows on The Moment, a New York Times blog. We are picture
#9 and info is written about us in more info on the bottom.


Monday, April 28, 2008

Check out our Commercial below

Just click on to the play button under the screen below.
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YouTube - Gembows by Gabby and Emma

YouTube - Gembows by Gabby and Emma
Our commercial can also be found on
Just put Gembows in the Search box.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Selling on Thursday!

we are selling Gem! duct tape bows on Thursday the 1st at the Student Spotlight on Success, from 5-7 at our school. thanks for your support!
gabby & emma

Earth Day Sales!

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