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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.

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.

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. 

the perfect fit - ThirdLove

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For a long time, bras were the enemy. They’re uncomfortable so what’s the point, right? ThirdLove bras are different. They’re not only comfortable but they actually fit (what?!?!). Their bras are made to fit every breast shape and contain memory foam cups that guarantee comfort. The straps are convertible and the lace material is made to last through many washes. It’s both beautiful and functional. It’s not witchcraft, it’s ThirdLove.

ThirdLove was founded by Heidi Zak and Ra’el Cohen in 2013. The company uses real women to design their size range and they even include half-cup sizes. ThirdLove partners with I Support The Girls and together they donate bras to women who can’t afford them. As of 2018, they have donated a total of $10 million worth of bras!

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oh look - Warby Parker

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Your eyes are the windows to your soul, which is why they must be cared for. Warby Parker offers glasses that are meant to keep your eyes protected and healthy. They offer a variety of frames that fit every face shape and size which is perfect for someone like me who has a very small head. At checkout, you can include your prescription or have them install blue – light lenses for digital protection.

Warby Parker was founded to offer you high quality glasses at an affordable cost. What makes them different is that they allow you to order five pairs to try on at home – for free! They partner with VisionSpring in their Buy a Pair, Give a Pair program which lets them donate a pair of glasses for each Warby pair you purchase. Together, they are empowering young children and adults who are in need of glasses.

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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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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.

pouches for life - FEED

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FEED knows how to combine functional products with philanthropy. Their new Canvas Pouch allows you to organize your life for a great cause. Made out of 14oz cotton, you can organize your toiletries, jewelry, and anything else in this bad boy. With each purchase, you’ll be providing a young child with a school meal.

FEED was founded by Lauren Pierce Bush in 2007. 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. notablySmitten loves supporting Lauren and FEED, please see our original post here.

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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.

handle with grace - Philosophy

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Fragrance helps you make a statement when you walk into a room. It helps boost your confidence and leaves people wondering about you even after you’ve left the room. Philosophy’s Amazing Grace Fragrance is both bold and feminine, containing notes of bergamot and muguet blossoms. Having won three awards, it’s perfect for all the boss babes out there.

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!

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. 

100 beads at a time - 100 Good Deeds

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In the world of charming, fashionably conscious jewelry, the 100 Good Deeds bracelet is at the top my list. Engaging colors, beautiful, hip...and glamorous! 

In 2000, artist and activist Mary Fisher, was asked by the White House AIDS office to act as a Special Representative of the UN and travel to Africa. While there, Mary worked with those affected by poverty, violence and the stigma attached to HIV. 

Mary started the Abataka foundation to partner with these women by designing jewelry that they could make and thereby earn a positive, sustainable living. 

In 2012, Mary released her memoir Messenger, and also met filmmaker Thomas Morgan. He shared with Mary a game that he and his family created, where they would complete 100 good deeds anonymously. 

Mary was Smitten and responded by designing the 100 Good Deeds bracelet. Each bracelet is hand-braided with one hundred glass beads and a single rubber ring. After wrapping it around your wrist, each time you do a good deed, you move the rubber ring one bead closer to the 1GD charm.

"The motivation behind the 100 Good Deeds collection is to inspire simple acts of kindness around the world." ~ Mary Fisher 

The bracelet serves as a reminder to pay it forward, and has found ambassadors in celebrities like Susan Sarandon, Katie Holmes and Naomi Watts.

Smitten!