Tech Meets Fashion: Vivienne Tam & Square Team Up For “Double Happiness” Device

Device Available On Vivienne Tam Website & In Retail Stores For $10, With Proceeds Going To A Good Cause

Vivienne Tam + Square "Double Happiness" credit card reader (Image: PR)

Vivienne Tam + Square “Double Happiness” credit card reader (Image: PR)

Chinese-born American designer and “China Chic” pioneer Vivienne Tam is no stranger to the world of high-tech, having previously collaborated with Hewlett-Packard on its Mini 210 Vivienne Tam Edition netbook, so her newest partnership with Square — the mobile payment company started last year by Twitter’s Jack Dorsey and Jim McKelvey — isn’t entirely surprising. Today, as TechCrunch points out, in conjunction with New York Fashion Week, Square and Tam announced a limited edition, branded Square credit card reader imprinted with the Chinese character 囍, commonly translated as “Double Happiness.”

The Vivienne Tam “Double Happiness” edition Square device is available on Tam’s website and in her retail locations for $10, with proceeds from each purchase going to the Happy Hearts Fund, which “aims to improve children’s lives through educational and sustainable programs in natural disaster areas.”

First Anna Sui, now Vivienne Tam…who’ll be next to inject some “China Chic” into the tech world?

Tam's HP netbook (2009-2010)

Tam’s HP netbook (2009-2010)

 

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