We engage our global workforce to strengthen the communities where we live, work and play.

Our people have a passion for helping their communities thrive, whether it’s through investing time, sharing their skills or simply giving to the causes they care about.

Here’s a snapshot of just a few of our positive impacts from the last year.

Our Footprint


Our people are working to do good all around the world, and it’s paying off. Together we are making an impact that matters.

Click on the map points to see where we’re supporting our partners in making an impact:

Fossil Group Global Map

Eva’s Initiatives
Moorland Community Services
WE Charities
Canada
Equal Opportunity Schools
Seattle
Collective Shift
Juma Ventures
San Francisco
Roadtrip Nation
Los Angeles
Girls in the Game
Chicago
Big Thought
Girls in the Game
Alley’s House
All Stars Project
Fine Arts Chamber Players
Juma Ventures
S.A.A.B.
WE Charities
Dallas
Breakthrough Miami
Miami
College Summit
Washington, D.C.
Hetrick-Martin Institute
All Stars Project
New York, NY
WE Charities
Ecuador
Family Links
Ride High Limited
WE Charities
UK
Amie Basel
Job Factory
Pro Juventute
Switzerland
Pro Juventute
Germany
WAVE
Nigeria
Camfed
Zambia
WE Charities
DDD
Kenya
Educate Girls
Going to School
Magic Bus India
Pravah
India
Junior Achievement China
China
DDD
Laos
DDD
Friends International
Cambodia
Children Are Us
Taiwan
The Hub Hong Kong
Maker Bay Unlimited
Hong Kong
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Fossil Group Community Impact

Get Involved


We meet our people where they are so it’s easy for them to make a big impact. Here are a few ways we invite our tribe to Make Time For Good:

Employees are invited to share their time and talent with causes and charitable organizations of their choice—to strengthen our communities in a positive and sustainable way.
There’s nothing like using your own special skills and experiences to help a growing organization reach it’s potential. We match our employees with opportunities to contribute to the mission of our partner organizations for a true win-win.
We honor the diversity of giving at Fossil by supporting our employees’ contributions with nonprofit organizations in both local and global communities.
To amplify our impact, we make volunteering a global event—working together to create positive change in our communities around the world.
Kiva shares our commitment to innovation and passion for entrepreneurship, and we support them through Kiva gifts. Employees can use these to fund the loans of borrowers in need.
Our giving platform enables timely support when disasters occur, by offering to match donations employees make to responding 501(c)(3) relief organizations.
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GET GROWING: Fossil Group Employees Get Their Hands Dirty To Make Time For Good

Over the past year, Fossil Group’s employee-led On-Site Community Garden bloomed from a simple question: How can we grow food to donate to local community partners?  Take a look at the fruits (and vegetables) of our labor.


  • Spring 2017

    A team of green thumbs from Fossil Central Station brainstorm potential spaces, logistics and operational next steps, including budget, design, and structure for a Community Garden.

  • Earth Day 2017

    Fossil Group announces the pilot location of the On-Site Community Garden and issues a call-to-action to employees to join the effort.

  • Volunteers fill community garden beds at Fossil Group
  • August 2017

    First On-Site Community Garden Build Day—four plots are built and set up for fall planting.

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  • Fall 2017

    Our On-Site Community Garden produces its first bounty of radishes, carrots and other good-for-you goodies.

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  • October 2017

    During our Fall Greater Together Tour, employee volunteers build hoops, which will protect plants and prepare the plots for winter.

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  • Winter 2017

    The team reviews lessons learned and best practices and begins planning for a 2018 global expansion.

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We’re excited to share more updates on Fossil Group’s employee-led Community Garden in 2018. To learn about all the ways we make time for good, visit fossilgroup.com/sustainability.


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Meanwhile At Fossil: Marcus Graham Project

Fossil Group had the honor of being one of the 2017 sponsors of the Marcus Graham Project’s iCR8 (I create) boot camp, a summer-long experiential learning program that provides aspiring marketing and advertising leaders with the exposure and experience necessary to build careers within the industry.


The Marcus Graham Project (MGP) is a Dallas-based nonprofit organization and a national network of diverse professionals with a mission to identify, expose, mentor and train ethnically diverse men and women in all aspects of the media industry.


“It has been an incredible privilege to welcome the Marcus Graham Project into our Fossil family, especially as they celebrate an important milestone with their 10th anniversary. This was our first year supporting this tremendous organization, which encourages and inspires young minds to consider careers in the fields of marketing, advertising and public relations,” said Steve Evans, Executive Vice President at Fossil.


“We challenged them to come up with a 360-degree marketing campaign to help address some of our business needs—and they delivered with outstanding results. Working with a team that promotes and models a similar value system of creativity and innovation has given us the inspiration to continue to create accessories that are relevant for the next generation.”


As part of this year’s MGP program, selected boot camp participants from all over the U.S. and Canada came together to launch a full-service advertising agency called The Kinxion. Their pop-up shop tackled a segment marketing challenge—how to speak to Fossil’s male customer (or as they called him “Fossil Gent”) and drive sales. Each MGP participant was paired with a Fossil employee to help coach and support them throughout their creative journey.
 

For two months, The Kinxion team worked together to research and build a complete brand campaign on the Fossil Gent. This included account planning, production, copywriting, project management, PR, art direction, design as well as interactive and social media marketing. While partnering with their Fossil mentors, each participant learned how an entire campaign is put together and, in the end, wowed the Fossil executive leadership team with their creative pitch and ideas.

Fossil Group Marketing Internship Group Marcus Graham Project: Kinxion

Ahead, meet The Kinxion team and get their take on what it was like to be part of the Marcus Graham Project training boot camp at Fossil. Scroll down to read their favorite on-the-job moments and some of the lessons they learned. And make sure to remember their names, because we’re pretty sure they’ll be winning ad awards in no time!


Fossil Group Marketing Internship: Shauntel Barron

Shauntel Barron

Hometown: Houston, Texas
Position: Art Director

“I developed new design skills while working collectively with a team and even had the opportunity to work closely with a mentor who assisted me in honing my craft. Working with Fossil has given me the tools necessary to be successful throughout my career and even in this next phase of my life.”

James “J.R.” Adams Jr.

Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
Position: Art Director

“More than just being summer interns, we worked on things that would actually change the scope of how Fossil markets the products, and that’s phenomenal. I’ve learned the importance of asking questions. I wasn’t as open to doing that at my previous job.”

Darnell Gardner Jr.

Hometown: Detroit, Michigan
Position: Copywriter

“I’ve learned that in order to have the career I want, I have to make certain changes to my trajectory. Fossil has also instilled in me the importance of networking, and reminded me of the value of giving back once you have a little extra to give.”

Adyam Kidane

Hometown: Toronto, Canada
Position: Project Manager

“Whether it was working on speaking to different levels of management, shadowing a Fossil employee for the day or working on my soft skills, Rosi (my mentor) was committed to my growth as an individual. Fossil gave us a taste of the industry and I can’t wait to see what’s next.”

Daniel Jagaselvan

Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts
Position: Account Manager

“Working with my team has taught me that a great leader finds how he or she can be of service to the team. Knowing how you personally work and how others work is integral to success. Fossil provided us an amazing opportunity to learn from some of the most experienced people in retail and branding. This summer has been surreal. The people and experiences are something I will take away for the rest of my life.”

Anthony Williams II

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Position: Account Manager

“My time at Fossil was an unforgettable experience. I treasured the peer mentorship from so many of the Fossil team who were willing to invest in us and teach us important marketing strategies. The lessons I’ve learned are invaluable.”

Cristina Cabral

Hometown: Newark, New Jersey
Position: Account Planner

“I learned a lot about professionalism and what it means to be empowered in your career. I learned presentations skills, and about how to collaborate with other people. Before, I didn’t think much about the story and impact, but now I know the importance of the little things. Those little things are important to the entire presentation.

Raven LeNoir

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Position: Public Relations Specialist

“Fossil was so welcoming from the first day, everyone was so helpful and eager to help you grow as a professional. The work environment Fossil exhibits is something I’ll look forward to in my future.”

Ayomide Awojinrin

Hometown: Washington, DC Metro Area
Position: Social Media Strategist

“I felt right at home at Fossil, like I belonged. The team has been nothing but supportive, encouraging, and excited to be part of our journey through MGP. My experience cannot be summed up into one word, because Fossil embodies so much more.”