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sun's out - REN

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Spring is here and Summer is fast approaching which begs the question: Are you wearing your sunscreen? Many of you are very anti – sunscreen and for good reason. They can be filled with ingredients you can’t pronounce, they’re heavy, and can cause breakouts (no, thanks). That’s where REN steps in by launching their Clean Screen Mineral SPF 30. It’s vegan, cruelty-free, and doesn’t contain any silicone. Their sunscreen contains 22% zinc oxide, rice starch, and yellow passion fruit seed extract. And the best part is it’s certified clean beauty and doesn’t leave you looking chalky. It’s a daily sunscreen you want to reapply throughout your day. 

REN was founded to offer you clean products that are not only good for you but good for the environment as well. They’re adamant about using bio - actives in their products and they only use 100% recyclable packaging. Their bottles are made from recycled ocean plastic and they have partnered with Surfrider to clean up the world’s beaches and oceans. 

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sage for spring - Tribe Alive

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The Bitty Crossbody Bag from Tribe Alive is probably the cutest bag you’ll own. Made to fit your essentials, the bag is handmade in India featuring waterproof suede and an adjustable shoulder strap. It’s also available in black and in this beautiful sage suede color that makes it perfect for warmer weather.

Tribe Alive was founded by Carly Burson. Since then she has been committed to using her brand as a way to help those in developing countries get out of poverty. She built relationships with female artisans in Guatemala, India, Haiti, and Honduras to provide you with high quality goods. In exchange, the artisans gain a fair wage and a safe working environment. 

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beauty sleep - Care

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Your skin works while you sleep. Yes, really! That’s why using effective products in your nighttime routine is not only necessary, but easy. Care’s Tireless Retinoid Night Serum is like magic in a bottle. Made to brighten your complexion, it contains granactive retinoid which helps promote cell renewal and diminish dark spots. Care understands that the key isn’t to stop aging, but rather it’s to age gracefully.

Care was founded on the need to provide safe and effective products. Their products are made in the U.S. and only feature clean ingredients that are even safe to use during pregnancy. They don’t test on our furry friends and they market their goods at honest prices. What’s even better is how they donate a portion of their profits to charity. They feature a different charity for each season, bringing awareness to multiple causes close to their heart. 

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a real beauty - Catbird

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A girl loves her jewelry. The Sleeping Beauty Ring from Catbird is the perfect addition to any collection. Featuring ethically sourced 14k gold, the ring comes in a variety of sizes ranging from 3.5 to 9. The ring is elegant, chic, and timeless.  

Catbird was founded in 2004 by Rony Vardi. Every piece of jewelry is made in the company’s Brooklyn studio. Their diamonds, gold and other jewels are all ethically sourced and fairly priced. Since launching the company, they founded the Catbird Foundation where they donate 1% of all sales to nonprofit organizations. As of now, the company has donated an estimated $448,834.

you're invited - Baby Sussex Shower

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It’s a royal baby shower and you’re all invited! Over the weekend, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex launched a global campaign, #GlobalSussexBabyShower, to invite you to donate to a charity as a way to celebrate the pending arrival of the newest baby royal. The couple has been outspoken about their philanthropic work and about the importance of giving back. The campaign launched with three charities they have actively supported: Campaign for Female Education (CAMFED), WellChild in England, and Mayhew, an animal welfare organization. You are encouraged to donate to any charity of your choosing as long as you donate with the hashtag #GlobalSussexBabyShower. 

Like his/her parents, the newest royal baby is already raising awareness on how important it is to be compassionate and to help lift others. Together, nothing is impossible.

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girl boss approved - Cuyana

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Strong women need clothes that match their bold, powerful personalities. Cuyana’s Silk Bow Blouse is beautifully feminine, but still screams business. Available in blush and black, it’s made in New York City and features a chic neck tie. It’s the perfect blouse for the office or for a night out with friends. 

Cuyana was founded by Karla Gallardo and Shilpa Shah. They created Cuyana to bring you timeless pieces that will last a lifetime. With their Lean Closet initiative, they’re able to send you a bag (with every purchase) for you to fill your old clothes with. Return it back to them and you’ll not only get 10% in Cuyana credit but they’ll donate your clothes to H.E.A.R.T. to help victims of abuse.

thank god for weekends - Beis

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Being dramatically picky about your travel bags is nothing to be sorry for. You have to make sure to find a bag that will fit everything you need while staying organized. That’s where Beis steps in with their Weekender Bag. It features a water – resistant lining, padded laptop sleeves, a trolley passthrough, and a bottom compartment to put shoes in so everything stays clean and organized. 

 Beis was founded by Shay Mitchell in 2018. After years of endless traveling, she understood the need to offer travel accessories that were functional but still looked good. Fit for both men and women, Beis makes is incredibly easy to pack everything you need. Each purchase supports Girl Up to empower young girls around the world. 

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environmental love - Patagonia

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We’ve entered into Spring! And with that, the Fitz Roy Bear Uprisal Hoody from Patagonia is perfect for those chilly spring nights. The hoody was made with 14.9 plastic bottles and .82 pounds of cotton scrap. As a result, Patagonia managed to save about 184 gallons of water and its Fair Trade Certified. A hoody fit for you and the environment.

Patagonia was founded by Yvon Chouinard. Since launching his company, he has donated 1% of his profits to environmental organizations. He later launched Tin Shed Ventures, formerly known as the $20 Million and Change fund, to help start-up companies bring positive benefits to the environment. Recently, Chouinard announced his company will donate the $10 million dollars his company saved (thanks to Trump’s tax cuts) to help fight climate change.

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lunchables - FEED

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FEED is bringing out the kid in you with their new Lunch Box. It features a cotton exterior, a wipeable interior, and a zip closure. FEED gives you the opportunity to pack your lunch and snacks for a great cause. With each purchase, you’ll be providing a young child with a school meal. 

FEED was founded by Lauren Pierce Bush in 2007. After witnessing child hunger, she created a lifestyle brand that allows people to change the world with their purchases. Each FEED product you buy has a number featured on it that represents the amount of school meals provided with your purchase. As of today, FEED has been able to provide over 100 million school meals (and counting) thanks to you.

planting hope - Sprout World

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Pencils just got a whole lot sustainable. Imagine how easy it would be if you plant your pencils instead of throwing them in the trash? Sprout World’s Graphite Pencils allow you to do just that. Once you’re done with your pencil, plant it in an empty pot with the seed capsule facing down. Once they germinate, they’ll turn into either flowers, herbs, or even vegetables!

Sprout World was founded with the purpose of encouraging everyone to be more sustainable. They’ve certainly made it easy for everyone to care about the environment. Once the seeds have sprouted, the stub will decompose as it is 100% biodegradable. Saving the world, one pencil at a time.

skin so pure - Philosophy

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Even the toughest, most ambitious boss babes need a gentle cleanser to clean their skin. Philosophy’s Purity Cleanser is quite possibly the most gentle, purifying cleanser that won’t strip the skin. With ingredients such as meadowfoam, sandalwood and rosewood oil, the cleanser eliminates makeup while conditioning the skin. 

Philosophy was founded by Christina Carlino. Since then, she has been committed to offering products that deliver results in order to transform your skin for the better. Along with Philosophy, she has created the hope & grace initiative where she supports mental health treatments. Each product that is sold allows the company to support mental health efforts by donating financial grants in treating and preventing mental illness.

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get moving - Thinx

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You no longer have to feel worried, anxious, or limited when it’s that time of the month. Thinx Underwear now let’s you feel sassy, capable, and worry - free. Thinx brings you period underwear so you can completely ditch your tampons and pads – which ultimately end up in landfills and contribute to pollution. Made out of moisture – wicking cotton, it’s leak – resistant and traps odor. The best part is it doesn’t feel wet or soggy. It’s just like regular underwear but better!

Thinx was founded in 2014 to break the period taboo. Their line of underwear offers a variety of styles from hi - waisted, hip huggers, and even thongs. They’re incredibly absorbent and easy to wash. Thinx has partnered with PERIOD and launched their United for Access Campaign in order to fight for free access to period products to students across the U.S.

bag full of promise - STATE Bags

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Backpacks are crucial for maximalists who seem to carry a whole other world with them, much like me. That’s why STATE’s Kane backpack is more than perfect because we’re able to carry everything our hearts desire. Made of 100% leather, it features many compartments to fit your laptop, books, makeup, etc. It’s chic and will compliment any outfit.

STATE Bags was founded by Scot and Jacq Tatelman. The beautiful thing about the company is the way they give back. With every backpack sold, they provide young kids with their very own backpack filled with tools they’ll need to succeed!

make a statement - Cambio & Co.

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A pair of statement earrings can really change the way you look and feel. It adds that extra spark to any outfit. The Renata Capiz Earrings from Cambio & Co. are both beautiful and elegant. Made out of sustainable Capiz Shell, each piece is individually cut and coated with resin so they’ll last you a long time. 

Cambio’s mission is to offer ethical pieces made in the Philippines. With your support, the company is able to employ local artisans and provide them with fair wages. In doing so, they’re able to help their artisans become economically successful while celebrating Filipino culture at the same time. 

it's pit-fully good - Delicacies

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Delicacies is a company that knows the way into our hearts through food and fighting hunger. We are obsessed with avocados and thanks to Delicacies, we’re able to wear our love around our necks with their Sterling Silver Avocado Necklace! Each purchase will provide FIFTEEN meals to feed the hungry!

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

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water for change - Stella Artois!

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Stella ArtoisLimited Edition Chalices are changing lives one drink at a time. Over 800 million people in developing countries have no access to clean water. Stella Artois and Water.org are working to change that. Each chalice that’s purchase provides five years of safe, clean water to a person in a developing country.

Stella Artois has worked with Water.org since 2015. Thanks to their partnership, approximately 1.7 million people have been given access to clean drinking water. Their #POURITFORWARD campaign allows each purchase to change families’ lives in developing countries. 

hydrate with honey - Fountain of Truth

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My face might be drier than all the deserts combined. Dramatic, I know. The solution may be in 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 - Tatcha

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Tatcha just gets me when it comes to my dry, Sahara Desert 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.

the jane dress - Elegantees

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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 wrapped 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. 

Michael Kors Runway Watch

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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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