notablySmitten

cause-conscious goods. gifts. deeds.

conscious

for the planet - Larq

clean water, community, conscious, environmentally caring, environmentally conscious, environmentally responsib, water, LED Light, Self-Cleaningeden tirlComment
Larq.jpg

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.

save the planet one cup at a time - Byta

cause conscious, Charity, clean water, conscious, environmentally caring, environmentally conscious, environmentally responsib, global, watereden tirlComment
byta.jpg

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!

How wonderfully Smitten!

beaded love - Sashka

artisanal, artisans, baskets, cause conscious, community, conscious, fair trade, Families, job creation, handmadeeden tirlComment
Sasha.jpg

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

We are Smitten!

a magic eraser - Farmacy

beauty, conscious, conservation, environmentally caring, environmentally conscious, environmentally responsib, ethical, fair trade, Night Serum, Recycled, social sustainability, sustainable, sustainable farmingeden tirlComment
farmacy.jpg

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.

How Smitten!!!

travelling just got easier - Beis

bags, conscious, global, luggage, traveleden tirlComment
beis.jpg

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. 

We’re internationally Smitten!

all you need is love - Elton John

cause conscious, Charity, community, consciouseden tirlComment
eltonjohn.jpg

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.

We are so Smitten for this cause!

social good - Global Goods Partners

artisanal, artisans, beauty, cause conscious, conscious, earrings, ethical, Womeneden tirlComment
globalgoods.jpg

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

beauty, Charity, conscious, conservation, elephantseden tirlComment
drunkelephant.jpg

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. 

We’re so Smitten!

treat your body right - Abhati Suisse

beauty, cause conscious, Charity, conscious, ethical, education, environmentally responsibeden tirlComment
abhati.jpg

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

artisanal, artisans, conscious, ethical, fair trade, girls, handmade, healthcare, human trafficking, jewelry, necklaceseden tirlComment
bravecollection.jpg

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. 

We are so Smitten!

hello silicone - Stasher

community, conscious, environmentally conscious, environmentally responsib, environmentally caring, social sustainabilityeden tirlComment
Stasher.jpg

Reducing plastic pollution has become easier thanks to Stasher. They offer a fantastic range of Silicone Food Storage Bags that will easily replace your generic plastic bags. Available in many sizes and colors, they are reusable, non – toxic, and microwave safe. But they’re not just for food, you may also use them to store anything you like from chargers to makeup or even snacks. What more could you ask for?

Stasher was founded by Kat Nouri, a proud immigrant and mother of three. She built Stasher to be centered around activism and accountability. Her company supports female empowerment and environmentalism through acts of philanthropy. Stasher is a Certified B Corporation and is a proud partner of 1% for the Planet, where they donate 1% of sales to help protect the environment.

It’s hard not to be so Smitten!

ocean plastic - Adidas

community, conscious, environmentally caring, environmentally conscious, environmentally responsib, Oceans, Recycled, repurposed, shoes, Earth Dayeden tirlComment
adidas.jpg

Winter is finally over! Which means we can stay out longer and enjoy warmer weather. That also means you no longer have an excuse to skip that running session. But fret not, Adidas brings you their Ultraboost Parley Shoes. The shoes were made for long distance running, featuring extra cushioning and reliable traction. When it comes to running, it’s ALL in the shoes.

Adidas was founded in Germany and since then, they have been committed to change peoples’ lives through exercise. Their mission is to be a sustainable company, which is why they created their Parley shoes that are made out of recycled ocean plastic. They use Parley Ocean Plastic in order to prevent plastic waste from reaching the ocean. A perfect way to celebrate Earth Day!

We are so Smitten!

beauty sleep - Care

beauty, charity, conscious, skin care, Night Serumeden tirlComment
care.jpg

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. 

We’re Smitten!

you're invited - Baby Sussex Shower

charity, community, conscious, kindnesseden tirlComment
duchessofsussex.jpg

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.

We are truly, royally Smitten!

girl boss approved - Cuyana

conscious, ethical, fashion, kindness, social sustainabilityeden tirlComment
Cuyana.jpg

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.

environmental love - Patagonia

cause conscious, conscious, environmentally caring, environmentally responsib, environmentally conscious, fair trade, sweatshirt, sustainableeden tirlComment
Patagonia.jpg

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.

We’re so smitten!

pouches for life - FEED

bags, boys, cause conscious, charity, community, conscious, ethical, girls, hunger, kindnesseden tirlComment
FEED.png

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.

We are Smitten.

planting hope - Sprout World

cause conscious, community, conscious, environmentally caring, environmentally conscious, environmentally responsib, green, kindness, sustainableeden tirlComment
sproutworld.jpg

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.

bag full of promise - STATE Bags

backpacks, bags, cause conscious, charity, community, conscious, education, kindnesseden tirlComment
Statebags.jpg

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.

cause conscious, community, conscious, earrings, ethical, fair trade, jewelry, job creation, artisanal, artisanseden tirlComment
cambio.jpg

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.