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for the planet - Larq

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

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!

How wonderfully 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
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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.

How Smitten!!!

hello silicone - Stasher

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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!

may giving - GoMacro

ethical, Ethically Sourced, environmentally caring, sustainable, plant-based, protein bar, sustainable farming, USDA Organiceden tirlComment
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It’s easy to forget about lunch time when you’re always hustling. GoMacro’s Protein Replenishment Bar will help you calm your hunger when you’re being a busy bee. Certified USDA Organic, it contains peanut butter, brown rice, organic peanuts and delivers 12 grams of protein. During the entire month of May, a whopping 10% of the proceeds from this bar will go directly to Farm Sanctuary in order to help educate the public about factory farming.  

GoMacro was founded in 2004 by Amelia and Jola, a mother – daughter duo. After being diagnosed with breast cancer, Amelia decided to fight the disease with a macrobiotic diet. She is now beaten the disease! Their ingredients are 100% plant – based, all of which are sourced from growers who only practice sustainable farming. GoMacro is delicious for you and kind to the environment.

We are so Smitten!

ocean plastic - Adidas

community, conscious, environmentally caring, environmentally conscious, environmentally responsib, Oceans, Recycled, repurposed, shoes, Earth Dayeden tirlComment
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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!

sun's out - REN

clean water, community, beauty, environmentally caring, environmentally conscious, environmentally responsib, Oceans, skin care, social sustainability, Recycled, Sunscreeneden tirlComment
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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. 

How Smitten!

environmental love - Patagonia

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

We’re so smitten!

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.

Tote Project

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Plastic is earth’s true enemy. Tote Project’s Free to Soar tote is perfect answer to reducing our plastic use- especially when grocery shopping. Made in India, the company offers a variety of designs and it’s made with fair trade cotton. Their artwork is printed with water-based inks so they’re made to last.

Tote Project was founded by two friends, Faye Grant and Michelle Chavez. Together, they work to help and empower victims of modern-day slavery. 10% of their profits is donated to Two Wings, an organization that helps sex trafficking victims pursue their dreams through mentorships and career training workshops.

sweet chic sandals - Nisolo

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Nisolo’s wooden wedge sandal is a perfect balance between style and sustainability - made from solid wood and hand-cut leather, they are a long-lasting addition to any closet and have an equally long lasting impact on the artisans who created them. Founded in 2011 by Patrick Woodyard after seeing the immense talent for shoemaking in Peru and wanting to be a problem solver in the global market, Nisolo is now based in both Peru and Tennessee, and employs over 50 people.

Nisolo is a leader in ethical fashion production, providing workers with wages 27% higher than fair trade wages, consistent work with yearly salaries, and “holistic learning” that includes trade skills as well as healthcare, english classes, and childcare.  The word Nisolo means “not alone”, and the most visible effect that credo has on the local community is the next generation - 100% of employee’s children are enrolled in school full time, with six on track to be the first in their families to graduate college.

light the way - Aveda

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Aveda has been a trusted source of environmentally and socially conscious beauty products for many years. Founded in 1978 with the mission to create holistic beauty through wellness, men and women have grown to trust and appreciate the Aveda brand when seeking quality products for daily use.

Aveda takes their holistic mission to a whole new level with their annual, limited-edition Light The Way Candle!  Since 2007, they’ve been donating 100% of their Light The Way Candle’s purchase price towards the mission of clean water.  This year’s partnership is with Global Greengrants Fund, as clean water is an ongoing daily struggle for much of our global population.  Although their clean-water efforts are a year round endeavour, these beautiful candles are released each April in support of Earth Day.  

Holistically Smitten!

beautiful black birds - The Bird Project

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The (exquisite) Bird Project soap was born in 2010, after the extraordinarily tragic BP spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. Tippy Tippens, a design expert and social entrepreneur, was living in New York at the time of the catastrophe and felt the desire to help. After many visits, she decided to relocate to New Orleans and start her (very cool) business, Matter Inc.

Matter Inc. is devoted to “making the world a better place by making meaningful products that matter.”

These delicate, black, bird-shaped soaps are made with natural, locally sourced ingredients: biodiesel glycerin, fair trade olive oil, aloe, activated black charcoal, and exude a light cypress scent…evocative of the bayous of Louisiana.

Soon, wash after wash, the black bird melts away to reveal a white, ceramic memento, handmade by Louisiana Clay.  A marvelous symbol of the creatures affected…a lasting token of life, restoration and hope.

The best part is that 50% of the profits go towards the Gulf Restoration Network and International Bird Rescue.

The artistry of the bird…to be cradled in the hand, caressed and cleansed is just brilliant symbolism and an extraordinary literal expression.

I am Smitten with these sumptuous soaps.

kick a** socks - Conscious Step

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These socks walk the walk they talk! Conscious Step helps “give an ordinary purchase an extraordinary purpose.”

Can socks change the world…why yes, they can! Conscious Step is surely going  to make a difference “one pair of socks at a time” – 50 percent of all profits go toward 3 partnering charities. Currently Conscious Step offers three exclusive sock designs, each reflective of the cause it supports:

One pair funds Action Against Hunger that provides three therapeutic food packages for malnourished children living in refugee camps in Kenya, South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The second pair funds Trees for the Future, which plants 30 trees in rural Ghana and provides an education in agroforestry to women and children, giving them the ability to replenish degraded soils and generate sustainable sources of food and fuel.

The third pair funds Engineers Without Borders that sends Australian engineers to Nepal to build clean water sources in schools so that young girls can have the same education opportunities as boys.

The wonderful entrepreneurs behind Conscious Step are Dr. Hassan Ahmad and Adam Long from Sydney, and Prashant Mehta from New York City. All three, firm believers in “the more profitable you are, the greater your impact”…and “knowing that my sock drawer planted a forest in Ghana”, is more motivating than donating $5 to a charity and having no idea how it will be used or what difference it will make,” says Dr. Ahmad.

These socks are made from 200-needle count, organic, fair trade cotton and are sweat resistant. Each style is embroidered with it’s own unique distinguishable symbol…and did I say they kick a**!

Smitten with these socks.

upcycling elephant poo for holiday cards! - Holstee

100% natural, artisanal, conscious, elephants, environmentally caring, gifts, handmade, holiday cards, upcyclededen tirlComment
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Are you looking for a holiday card that is both planet conscious and charitable? Well, I was too! I am a huge fan of all things letterpress, and I love communique the old fashioned way... the US postal service. Thus, while looking for an enchanting, simple, well designed card to mail out for the upcoming holidays, I was more than pleased to stumble upon Holstee.com.

Their choice of printing paper: 50% elephant poo and 50% recycled paper. Yes! The paper is handmade, acid free and 100% natural.

Delightful designs, letterpress printed in silver, blue and gold inks on white cotton paper. Each set comes with six 5"x7" cards and six envelopes. The cards are blank, giving you the opportunity to pen your own singular, spectacular greeting. 

 Holstee offers an array of cards, posters and other colorful, uncommon gift items.

A portion of all proceeds go towards funding Kiva microloans.

Smitten with Holstee.