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bright ocean - Thinx

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notablySmitten loves supporting Thinx, whom we have written about here. Now they have added new colors to their collection, including their Ocean shade which comes in a total of five styles. It’s everything you want in an underwear! It’s moisture-wicking, breathable, and will never feel soggy. Your days of worrying about leaks is officially over. Have your period in style.

Thinx was made to pay it forward through advocacy, education and access. With your support, they’re able to help young girls gain education on their changing bodies as well as provide them with period products to help them finish school. They empower all bodies and the young women who embrace them!

white summer - Tribe Alive

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As temperatures rise, it’s important to wear clothes that are light weight. Tribe Alive’s Everyday Top is handmade in India and 100% cotton. The shirt is perfect for summer weather and it is available in sizes extra small to extra large. Your purchase will help the artisan who made it by providing employment opportunities with fair wages.

Tribe Alive partners with artisans in order to make a huge impact. Founded by Carly Burson, she has created a way to help mothers in poor communities earn a fair wage in order to provide for their children. She provides them with safe working environments, fairs wages, and empowerment.

for the planet - Larq

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Reusable water bottles have never been more important than they are now. But the biggest hassle is washing them and keeping them clean. The LARQ Bottle by LARQ is a total gamechanger. It’s a reusable bottle that has a self-cleaning feature! It utilizes a UV-C LED light to get rid of 99.9999% of germs form your water. Available in five colors, all you need to do is press the button on the top and watch the light purify your water.

LARQ was founded by a group of friends who believe clean water is a right, not a privilege. Together, they came used the power of technology to build a water bottle that works to slowly end the use of disposable plastic bottles. They donate a portion of their proceeds to 1% for the Planet.

eye see you - Aavrani

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Your eyes are the windows to your soul. The Eye Rejuvenating Elixir from Aavrani allows you to take care of your eyes for a great cause. The elixir is 100% bunny approved and is formulated with a combination of avocado oil, rose water, and almond oil. Containing zero sulfates, your purchase will support a young girl’s education in India. 

Aavrani was founded by Rooshy Roy and Nina Davuluri. Together they launched a company based on Indian tradition, using years of Indian beauty rituals as their inspiration. They partner with the Shanti Bhavan School in India where they empower young girls through education.

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miracles do happen - N:P Beautiful

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What’s worse than dry, damaged hair? Nothing, the answer is nothing. So how can you save your tresses without chopping them off? It’ll only take a miracle which is where N:P Beautiful’s Miracle Serum steps in. Formulated for every hair type, this unique serum is rich in moringa oil and lotus root in order to help replenish your hair. It’s made without parabens, sulfates, and it’s not tested on animals. Miracles do happen!

N:P Beautiful was founded as a philanthropic company, honoring its core values and beliefs. 10% of their proceeds are donated to charities that support cancer research, such as Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. The company also donates to charities who are fighting to end animal cruelty such as ASPCA. Philanthropy and good hair make a good team!

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save the planet one cup at a time - Byta

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As a self-proclaimed coffee addict, I took it as my duty to find a way to indulge my coffee addiction in way that doesn’t harm our planet. One (sometimes three!) disposable cups of coffee can really add up but Byta has helped me eliminate my use of disposable cups altogether! Their 16 oz cup is BPA free, toxin free, and vacuum sealed so there’s no sweating and it allows it to keep your coffee hot for a longer period of time. Most importantly, it fit most cup holders so you can enjoy your coffee during your commute to work!

Byta started out as a simple drawing- a drawing on a napkin! From there they sought out to eliminate disposable cups in order to save our planet. The company is a supporter of Ocean Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is committed to saving our oceans. As of now, Byta has saved 14,500,000 cups from ending up in the ocean! Their mission is to save 500 BILLION! Let’s help them!

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a serum made for summer - LUXE Botanics

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Summer is here which means your skin is prone to sun spots and hyperpigmentation. But thanks to LUXE Botanics, you can work against that thanks to their Kigelia Corrective Serum.The serum supports cellular regeneration thanks to their blend of lactobacillus, vitamin C, niacinamide and sodium hyaluronate. What more could you ask for?

LUXE Botantics was founded by Jene Roestorf, a South African native and biological scientist. The company works with people in Africa and South Africa to ensure fair trade standards. Being a part of Buy1Give1, proceeds of each purchase are given back to the communities in Africa. Your purchase helps their future!

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beaded love - Sashka

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Wear your love on your wrists with Sashka Co.'s handmade collection of bracelets. Each bracelet was handmade by an artisan located in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. Their Rise Bracelet features white and gold glass beads, fitting wrists from 8 to 10 inches. Each purchase supports and empowers the artisan by helping her rise for poverty.

Sashka Co. was created in 2013 to help the artisans in Nepal make a fair wage by creating job making beautiful bracelets. Each bracelet is handmade with the finest glass beads, helping to create jobs that pay above minimum wage. 10% of their profits are also donated to charities to help spread the love

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a magic eraser - Farmacy

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Melt away all of your makeup at the end of a long day. Thanks to Farmacy Beauty, their Green Clean Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm gets rid of every single drop of makeup. It’s a hundred times more gentle on your skin than makeup remover wipes and it contains sunflower and ginger root oil, moringa tree extract, papaya extract, and echinacea greenenvy. It’s 100% clean as it is only made with simple, pure ingredients.

Farmacy Beauty was founded by Mark Veeder. The sustainable company prides themselves in their farm – to – face skincare line featuring a unique Echinacea GreenEnvy, a plant containing more than 300% natural antioxidants. Their ingredients are both locally sourced and produced, making sure the company does its part in being environmentally responsible. Their packaging is made from FSC Certified Paper and their jars are 100% recyclable.

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travelling just got easier - Beis

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There’s nothing worse than dragging your heavy luggage around only to realize you’ve overpacked. Beis has come to solve all of your problems with their new Check-In Roller. The luggage is water-resistant, featuring a unique built-in weight indicator, a retractable bag attach strap, and Hinomoto 360 wheels for easy travel.

Beis was founded by Shay Mitchell. The lifestyle brand was created to make travel easier and to make sure you look stylish doing so. Their designs are both beautiful AND functional. Beis supports Girl Up, a United Nations Foundation that focuses on educating young girls around the world. 

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ward off evil - AWE Inspired

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Who can ward off evil better than Medusa herself? Inspired by one of the most feared women in mythology, AWE Inspired created their Medusa Coin Necklace to help ward off any evil eyes thrown your way. Handcrafted in New York City, it’s made with 14k yellow gold vermeil and features a lobster claw clasp. Medusa looks good on you!

Jill Johnson, a three time cancer survivor, is the founder of AWE Inspired. She created AWE in order to offer you meaningful, timeless pieces that give back. With every purchase, AWE will donate 10% to one (out of four) charity partners of your choosing. It’s the perfect gift that does good for others!

organize your life - Give Back Goods

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Give Back Goods makes organizing your clothes so easy thanks their Yellow Hamper Laundry Storage Basket. The hamper is handcrafted by Wolof women living in Senegal and with your purchase they are able to earn a fair wage in order to provide for their families. The hamper is sustainable, socio-economic, and fair-trade. A beautiful addition to anyone’s home! 

Give Back Goods is a sustainable company that works to encourage consumers to change the world with each product they purchase. The company is able to employ people who need help getting out of poverty as well as supporting organizations that are focused on changing the world for the better. Every product is sustainable, re-usable, handcrafted, and fair-trade and helps support the artisans who make them.

all you need is love - Elton John

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Love is the answer and this book, Love is the Cure, is the personal account of Elton John’s life in the 1980s. After witnessing many of his close friends succumb to HIV/AIDS, Elton decided he would dedicate his life to finding the cure to the epidemic. The book itself highlights Elton’s own struggles as well as stories with his close friends such as Elizabeth Taylor, Freddie Mercury, and Princess Diana.

Proceeds of each purchase will go directly to the Elton John AIDS Foundation, where he raises funds for programs to help bring an end to AIDS. As of today, the foundation has raised over 400 million dollars in funding.

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social good - Global Goods Partners

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notablySmitten loves what Global Goods Partners is doing! We’ve been praising them since 2015. For every purchase of their Horn and Tassel Earrings, you give the gift of empowerment to the deaf artisan who made it for you. It’s a priceless gift!

Global Goods Partners is a nonprofit social enterprise. They focus on providing employment opportunities for women in order to improve their quality of life. Since launching Global Goods Partners in 2005, they have partnered with 60 artisans in 20 countries. Their handmade goods are fair trade and in exchange they receive fair wages and stable jobs so they can thrive in their communities.

a portable facial - Drunk Elephant

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Drunk Elephant understands your obsession with facials. Their T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial is just that- a facial that can be done in your own home. Filled with 25% AHA and 2% BHA’s, it’s made to exfoliate and get rid of dead skin cells. Containing a blend of glycolyic, lactic, and salicylic acid it helps to smooth any textured skin and reduce fine lines leaving your skin fresh and radiant. 

Drunk Elephant was founded to bring you skincare products that are made to benefit your skin. They exclude ingredients such as alcohol, essential oils, and silicones. They work hard to bring you the cleanest ingredients that are suitable for every skin type. What even better is that they’re supporters of the International Elephant Foundation in order to support elephant conservation. 

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creative arts - Public Supply

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Writing things down helps you remember important things and keep track of your daily to - do lists. Public Supply’s notebooks are a bit different. Their Embossed Pocket Notebooks are acid free and FSC Certified, featuring 48 dot or ruled pages, and 10% Post Consumer Waste.

Public Supply is a for – profit company that donates a percentage of their sales to teachers in public schools. Their mission is to help students thrive in their creativity by helping them fund for art supplies in their schools. With budget cuts affecting schools’ creative arts departments, it was important for them to help students have access to the materials they need such as paint, paper, markers, etc. 

treat your body right - Abhati Suisse

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It’s easy to forget that you need to treat your bodies like you treat your faces. Your skin is the largest organ you have and it’s important to remember to nourish it. Abhati Suisse’s Kanva Body Lotion helps hydrate your skin, leaving it soft and supple. The lotion repairs the skin from environmental damage thanks to their unique blend of lipid – rich plant oils, antioxidants and botanical extracts.

Abhati Suisse was founded by Anju Rupal. When launching her company, Rupal was committed to supporting education for young girls and to helping ecosystems thrive. She donates part of her profits to two causes close to her heart. The first is Educate Girls, an organization dedicated to increasing enrollment of young girls in India. The second is WeForest, an organization that plants trees in order to sustain forests around the world. 

the golden compass - The Brave Collection

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Never get lost again with The Brave Collection’s Compass Chain Necklace. The beautiful piece is handmade in Cambodia with gold vermeil. The artisans are mothers and people with disabilities that work in exchange for fair wages and access to healthcare.

Jessica Hendricks Yee founded The Brave Collection after witnessing a small Cambodian country struggle to rebuild after genocide. By launching her company, she gave many local artisans a chance to create beautiful pieces of jewelry in exchange for fair wages. In addition to that, the company donates 10% of their profits to fight human trafficking in Cambodia. 

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baby blues - Angela Roi

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Angela Roi combines beauty and compassion with their range of bags. Their Grace Mini Cross-Body bag was made to be the perfect everyday bag. Available in five colors, the bag is handcrafted, cruelty – free, and sweatshop – free. Both the leather and chain straps are detachable, allowing you to change up its look to your liking. 

Angela Roi was founded in 2013 by Angela and Roi Lee. Together, they created a brand with a vision to bring ethical, luxury pieces to life. Each bag is handcrafted, consisting of high quality and durable materials. With each purchase they support local humane shelters and charities to help injured and mistreated animals. They built their brand to inspire kindness and compassion towards animals.

all you need is love - Em Cosmetics

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Help EM Cosmetics spread some love. Their shade, LOVE, is the perfect red– orange shade to welcome Spring. The lipstick is vegan, 100% cruelty – free, and compliments every skin tone. The formula won’t dry out your lips and will stay put for hours. 100% of the profits will be donated to Love146, an international human rights organization that is committed to ending child trafficking.

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EM Cosmetics was founded by Michelle Phan. With the help of Love146, they are bringing awareness to the issue of child trafficking. It is important to her to not only provide high quality products but to use her passion for makeup to do good and help others.