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it's pit-fully good

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This is hands down the most excited I have been about writing a post. Delicacies is a company that makes my heart melt because of two things: avocados and fighting hunger. You all know I am obsessed with avocados and thanks to Delicacies, I can wear my love around my neck with their Sterling Silver Avocado Necklace! Each purchase will provide FIFTEEN meals to feed the hungry! YAAAAS. 

Founded in 2015 by Nicolle Nelson, the company offers jewelry centered around food. Why food? Because we are able to connect with different cultures through their food.  

Fountain of Truth

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My hands might be drier than all the deserts combined. Dramatic, I know. But my solution might be The Honey Glowmask by Fountain of Youth. Made without the bad stuff, its active ingredients are coconut oil (hello, old friend) and squalane. For each purchase, 10% of the proceeds are donated to Fab-U-Wish and The Pink Agenda.  

Breast cancer survivor Giuliana Rancic set out to create her own clean products and thus, Fountain of Truth was born. Cancer research is something Giuliana is passionate about. The company partners with The Pink Agenda to help find the cure for breast cancer. 

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the thirst is real

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Tatcha just gets me when it comes to my dry, Sahara-Desert-like skin. Their oil-free Water Cream is formulated with Japan’s finest ingredients to deliver the balanced hydration my skins thirsts for. It’s cruelty free, so it’s bunny approved and it also delivers anti-aging benefits. It’s the total package.

Victoria Tsai knew using pure ingredients was the focus when she founded Tatcha. She also gives back: each purchase helps fund girls’ education in both Asia and Africa. Together with their partnership with Room to Read, they have had the privilege of funding 2 million days of school to young girls.

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The Jane Dress

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The Jane Dress from elegantees is the perfect farewell to gloomy, winter colors. Available in a vibrant rose dawn color, it features ruffled short sleeves and a detachable belt to be wrap to your liking. It’s made of 95% organic cotton and sizes are available from extra small to extra large.

Katie Martinez, founder of Elegantees, decided to donate her profits to organizations dedicated to fighting sex slavery. Each piece is made by a woman recovering from sex trafficking in Nepal. Each purchase provides employment opportunities for these women to build better lives for themelves. 

welcome 2019

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Do you know what time it is? It’s time to end world hunger. A big shout out to Michael Kors for designing his Watch Hunger Stop Runway watch. Available in a gold-tone stainless steel color, the watch is water resistant and each purchase provides 100 meals to hungry children through the United Nations World Food Programme. The watch is part of the 100 Series Watch Collection. 

Michael Kors founded his company in 1981. Since then, he has been fighting world hunger and has worked with God’s Love We Deliver to deliver meals to those suffering from HIV and cancer. Let’s begin 2019 by fighting world hunger!

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feminine power

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AUrate’s Flower Ring captures the power of femininity in one tiny piece. Available in sizes 4-10, it’s handcrafted from ethically sourced gold. AUrate donates a book to a student in need for every purchase. Now that’s true gold.

 AUrate was founded by Sophie Kahn and Bouchra Ezzahraoui in 2015. Together, they vowed to provide women with fine jewelry at honest prices but to also give back to the community in return. AUrate, with the help of their customers, is giving books to young kids in New York because they understand the role literacy has for a successful future. 

stay cozy

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Anchal Project’s quilts are a must when you’re curled up on your couch with your second- or third- glass of wine. They’re handmade, consisting of six layers of sari fabric and is stitched with the artisan’s signature. Every purchase provides a job opportunity and health care benefits to the artisan who made it. 

Colleen and Maggie Clines, founders of Anchal Project, were determined to find a solution to gender inequality. They knew they wanted their designs to be 100% sustainable. With the Anchal Project, they’re able to do both- save the planet and provide women in India with equal job opportunities at fair wages.

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warm up - sackcloth and ashes

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Sackcloth and Ashes knows how to keep you cozy just as much as a hot chocolate knows how you keep you warm. Their blankets, made from cruelty-free alpaca wool, offer a variety of designs from tribal to southwestern. They are made for your home and are perfect for travel. Made in Italy, their blankets are eco-friendly and sustainable so even Mother Earth loves them!

Founded in 2013 by Bob Dalton, Sackcloth and Ashes had brought attention to local homeless shelters and their needs. Which is why for every blanket that is sold, Sackcloth and Ashes donates one to a homeless shelter.

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coconut to the rescue

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Using Conscious Coconut could solve ALL of your problems- well, almost. It’s the ultimate multitasker. It’s a moisturizer, teeth whitener, makeup remover, and you can even tame your frizzy hair with it. The list goes on! It’s also cold-pressed, 100% organic and comes in a squeeze tube so it’s perfect to toss into your bag.

When Danielle Conte founded Conscious Coconut, she knew she had to give back. The company partners with Feeding America to provide food for hungry children so they can get the proper nutrition they require because no child should ever go hungry.

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it's elephant-astic!

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As temperatures drop, Ivory Ella’s Crew Neck Sweatshirt will keep you warmer than your hot chocolate will. Available in light blue only, the sweatshirt is made in the U.S. and tie-dyed by hand. It’s perfect to wear alone or layer it under a jacket.

 Ivory Ella was founded in 2015 by a group of friends who learned about the ivory trade. They wanted to make a difference and to educate the public about the crucial roles elephants play in our ecosystem and on the importance of protecting them. Ivory Ella donates 10% of their net profits to Save The Elephants organization.

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Bombas

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Socks are the heroes we need but don’t deserve. BombasMarls Ankle socks can be purchased individually or in a pack of 6. It’s made from a combination of cotton, polyester, rubber and spandex- allowing the socks to be perfect for casual wear or for workouts. The socks feature a special blister tab to avoid annoying chafing and blisters. 

Bombas was founded by David Heath. After launching his brand, he learned that socks are one of the most highly requested items in homeless shelters. Ever since then, for every pair of Bombas socks sold, they donate a pair to a homeless shelter.

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be human, always.

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100% Human Sweatshirt by Everlane tells it like it is- in case you needed to know (haha!). Made in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, it’s material is 100% cotton and is uni-sex- available in both burgundy and heather grey. Their website even allows you to see the factory their merchandise is made to ensure its ethical and fair. 

 Everlane was founded by Michael Preysman in 2011. His company emphasizes “radical transparency”, allowing customers to learn how much his products cost to make. For every 100% Human product sold, the company donates $5 to Equality Now- an organization fighting to promote equal rights for women.

the perfect accessory

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Just like shoes, a girl can never have too many totes. Society B offers the Mamuye Tote. Handcrafted in Ethiopia, it’s made from real leather and is available in three colors. 10% of the final sale will be donated to a nonprofit of your choosing.

Society B was founded by Kelli Byers and Lindsay Byers-Hirth in 2015. They strictly wanted to only offer products that will benefit society in the long run. They partner with multiple nonprofits that include Water.Org, Action Against Hunger, and Kids in Need Foundation, and Preemptive Love Coalition in an effort to change the world and make a difference.

Out of Print

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It seems that I read more books now than I did when I was in school. I guess I’m a rebel that way. Out of Print sells famous literature books fit for every bookworm, but they don’t only sell books. They also sell apparel, bags, and home accents featuring artwork from different literature pieces. What makes this company different from others is the fact that for every purchase made, they donate a book to a literacy program in communities around the world. 

Out of Print was founded in 2010 with the sole purpose to showcase the importance of literature. They give bookworms the opportunities to not only read their favorite books but to wear them as well. They want to make sure that every child gets the opportunity to learn how to read, which is what sets this company apart from other bookstores. They care about giving back and they do so with each purchase.

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Freedom Naturals

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My skin is more temperamental than a 2 year old- it’s irritated all the time. This Calming Moisturizer from Freedom Naturals does just as the name suggests- it calms. The formula contains organic aloe vera, beeswax, arnica and is suited for all skin types. 20% of the proceeds are donated to #MoveToEndDV, an organization that helps domestic violence victims start new lives. 

Founder Gloria Vanderlaan created Freedom Naturals with the purpose of offering products that not only give back but that deliver results. Her main focus is to help women-and men- rise from domestic violence and to help women become fierce leaders.

run for a cause

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I’m not the best at running but I still want to look good as I attempt to do it.  The Rover Hoodie from Janji is both stylish and functional. Featuring moisture-wicking fabric, the hoodie has a ponytail slot to keep your hoodie place when you run! Finally, the running gods have heard our cries.  

Located in Massachusetts, Janji knows the value of giving back. With each purchase, they donate 5% to organizations that fund clean water to those who can’t access it. Water is essential to life and Janji is committed to making sure everyone gets it.

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there's beauty in equality

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Beautiful Rights offers me the chance to fight the patriarchy- with my lips. Their #Enough lipstick is made for every woman who’s had enough of social injustices and demands change. The brown-pink shade is fragrance, paraben, and cruelty free. 20% of the proceeds are donated to a nonprofit that supports women’s rights. 

Beautiful Rights was created to show its support for women’s rights. The brand supports numerous organizations including Planned Parenthood, March For Our Lives, and Momsrising- because we can’t forget the moms who are fighting for fair opportunities.