My engagement ring is the Crown Vintage Engagement Ring!I am absolutely in love! The detail is absolutely gorgeous! It is so beautiful, I don’t even have words! You’ll have to see it in person (or in pictures). The Crown Vintage Engagement Ring is crafted with recycled white gold, recycled diamonds on the side of the ring, and a beautiful ethical, lab-grown diamondcenter stone.
It's important to consider what is going on your skin. Similar to putting good food in your body, it's important to put good products ON your body. Harsh chemicals & unnatural substances found in popular skin & body products can impact your health and your skin overtime. These are three wonderful beauty & body brands that focus on natural products AND have a positive impact!
Heading to the beach this summer? Make sure you have all the essentials for a relaxing time! There are some awesome socially responsible brands who have a verity of summer goods perfect for your beach getaway!
As many of you know I've been living at home in Dallas for the past few months until we make the move to Seattle. I've been able to visit quite a few of my favorite social enterprises and wanted to create a guide! If you're planning to travel to the Dallas area this summer here are some wonderful suggestions so that your travels can make a difference!
Being a social entrepreneur (or an entrepreneur in general) can be terrifying. People don't realize just how much courage and patiences it takes. Sometimes it seems like we're constantly putting ourselves out there...and constantly being rejected. I've been experiencing this a lot through my journey getting The Honest Connection up & running. I've been trying to learn retail and sales by going in and pitching socially responsible brands to boutiques. It's hard & it's draining. I can work all day and still have what I call a "Zero Dollar Day." After a couple weeks full of "no's" and a few polite no thank yous, I finally got a few "maybes." Ahhh hope at last.
Gearing up for your summer travels? Make sure you have luggage that will last! These three awesome brands are ethically crafting products essential for your summer travel. Check out how they empower others!
Terra Thread Lupa Tote is my personal favorite beach bag! This roomy bag can fit towels, snacks, and so much more. Terra Thread's Duffel Bag is great for weekend trips too!
Weighting Comforts is making it possible for troubled sleepers to catch some z's with weighted blankets. Weighted blankets have been used to help people with anxiety, depression, PTSD, autism, and insomnia reach a relaxed state. This family run company also provides employment opportunities for refugees through their partnership with the non-profitSew for Hope.
Vita sneakers are great for your feet and even better for the world! These innovative shoes are made with organic and recycled materials AND set aside 10% of each pair sold to lead service projects impacting homeless communities.
With Valentine's Day coming up chocolate sales are on the rise. Thankfully our friends at Tony's Chocolonelyare giving the chocolate industry some much needed love. Child labor and human trafficking are major issues in the chocolate industry. It is estimated that in Ghana and the Ivory Coast 2.3 million children work on cocoa farms, 90% of which are under illegal conditions.
Sunrays mandarin oranges are revolutionizing the produce industry by encouraging consumers to "snack with an impact." For each bag of these sweet snacks packed, Sunrays makes a donation toSave the Children.
Mother Erth creates durable, zero waste bags made from recycled materials. Along with making a positive impact on the planet, these innovative bags also provide employment for low income mothers in the Philippines.
For Better Not Worse (FBNW) creates fun, casual apparel that is designed & printed in Los Angeles. With each clothing item purchased, a bag of groceries is given to a child in need through FBNW's partnership with the Boys & Girls Club in Southern California.
Rakonto is encouraging children from underserved communities to share their experiences through storytelling workshops. These innovative workshops encourage young creatives to find their voice, bridge the gap between cultures, and shed light on the challenges these children are facing.
If you missed the Genesis Fair Trade feature last month, be sure to check it out here.Genesis Fair Trade is a unique online marketplace featuring fair trade goods crafted by artisan partners dating back to 100 years. I wanted to highlight a few of their products.
Genesis Fair Trade is a unique online marketplace featuring fair trade goods crafted by artisan partners dating back to 100 years. By purchasing from Genesis Fair Trade consumers are able to help support fair, sustainable employment while empowering artisans in Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, as well as other places throughout the world.
This holiday season give a gift that shares a story and empowers others. This year I've curated a selection of goods from The Honest Consumer community based on characteristics & personality type in order to make your holiday shopping more fun and interactive. Shop by personality characteristics that match your loved one in order to find the perfect gift! There are goods catering to a variety of price points and giving back to a range of causes.
Clean water is a luxury we often take for granted. This is a resource we use on a daily basis and typically don't think twice about it. However, over 748 million people do not have access to clean water. Jonas Umbrellas is taking action by funding wells in African schools through umbrella sales in America.
I'm the girl who wakes up twenty minutes before a meeting or class, throws on a bra, deodorant, brushes her teeth, and runs out the door. I'm the girl with a mind running at 1,000 miles an hour in five different directions. I literally have a sign in my living room that says, "Welcome to the Shit Show" because I'm all over the place, all the time.
Sometimes, especially in today's media, the focus can be drawn to women putting each other down. However, there are SO many women lifting each other up and it is extremely important to recognize women who empower other women. Women empowering other women can create positive community and encouragement. Through my entrepreneurial journey, I've connected with some kick-ass ladies who are changing the world. These hardworking women have been incredibly encouraging. I am so grateful for their mentorship. Meet these fabulous lady bosses!!
During my study abroad adventure to Haiti, we visited Haiti Design Co. Haiti Design Co. is a social enterprise bridging the gap between American consumers and artisan goods, creating steady employment and opportunity for Haitians. Haiti Design Co. is an incredible community with co-founders Chandler and Josh going above and beyond by focusing on the well-being and advancement of the whole person. Through multiple initiatives they train, house, and employ Haitian artisans.
I am OBSESSED with Three Huggers Beeswax Wrap. This is an essential product to have in your kitchen! This life changing wrap is a sustainable alternative to saran wrap and plastic baggies. Wrap up your fruits, sandwiches, cheese, or just about any other item (except meat). When you’re done with the wrap you can run it under the sink with a drop of soap, let it air dry, and REUSE!
Z Shoes sources sustainable materials from communities in Peru creating economic stability. They also donate 2.5% of revenue to Not for Sale, a non-profit that focuses on community development by focusing on education and healthcare aspects.
White Field Farm is a social enterprise providing employment to survivors of human trafficking through the creation of soaps, candles, lotions, and more.
White Field Farm has partnered with a local non-profit The Hope Project. The Hope Project was founded due to the high human trafficking rate in Long Island and the disconnect between resources and survivors recovering. The Hope Project saw an opportunity and is in the process of creating a program centralizing resources survivors need.
WOW! Aunt Flow is changing the game. Aunt Flow is a social enterprise starting the conversation about menstrual cycles and the lack of accessibility to menstrual cycle hygiene products. Aunt Flow is a buy one, give one subscription box of all natural, biodegradable menstrual cycle hygiene products. For each box sold, an equal amount of products are donated to a partner organization helping those in need receive access to pads and tampons. Aunt Flow uses gender neutral language when discussing menstrual cycles to carry out their mission of being inclusive to all regardless of economic status or gender.
Bohnd Bracelets sell bracelets that bring people together while encouraging individuals to embrace their unique stories. A portion of the bracelet profits are invested in young student entrepreneurs. My Bohnd Bracelet colors are green and pink. These colors serve as a reminder that despite the chaos taking place in the world, it is important to focus on loving one another.
"The true measure of social impact is not how well you can care for someone in your presence, but how well they thrive in your absence." Krochet Kids founders, Travis, Stewart, and Kohl had an interesting high school hobby, crocheting. Little did they know that their hobby would turn into a successful enterprise, lifting many out of poverty.
WOW! I am in love with these boots from RockPillar. The beautiful weaving compliments the high quality leather making these shoes unique. RockPillar is dedicated to providing a fair salary for artisans in Peru, while incorporating their traditional weaving techniques into modern designs. A portion of proceeds are donated to Standing Rock Sioux Reservation to assist with food, firewood, legal support, and other necessities.