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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.

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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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.

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.

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.

may giving - GoMacro

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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.

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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.

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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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. 

feminine power - AUrate

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AUrate’s Flower Ring captures the power of femininity in one tiny piece. Available in sizes 4-10, it’s handcrafted from ethically sourced gold. AUrate donates a book to a student in need for every purchase. Now that’s true gold.

 AUrate was founded by Sophie Kahn and Bouchra Ezzahraoui in 2015. Together, they vowed to provide women with fine jewelry at honest prices but to also give back to the community in return. AUrate, with the help of their customers, is giving books to young kids in New York because they understand the role literacy has for a successful future. 

warm up - sackcloth and ashes

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Sackcloth and Ashes knows how to keep you cozy just as much as a hot chocolate knows how you keep you warm. Their blankets, made from cruelty-free alpaca wool, offer a variety of designs from tribal to southwestern. They are made for your home and are perfect for travel. Made in Italy, their blankets are eco-friendly and sustainable so even Mother Earth loves them!

Founded in 2013 by Bob Dalton, Sackcloth and Ashes had brought attention to local homeless shelters and their needs. Which is why for every blanket that is sold, Sackcloth and Ashes donates one to a homeless shelter.

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it's elephant-astic! - Ivory Ella

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As temperatures drop, Ivory Ella’s Crew Neck Sweatshirt will keep you warmer than your hot chocolate will. Available in multiple colors, the sweatshirt is made in the U.S. and tie-dyed by hand. It’s perfect to wear alone or layer it under a jacket.

Ivory Ella was founded in 2015 by a group of friends who learned about the ivory trade. They wanted to make a difference and to educate the public about the crucial roles elephants play in our ecosystem and on the importance of protecting them. Ivory Ella donates 10% of their net profits to Save The Elephants organization.

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be human, always - Everlane

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The 100% Human Sweatshirt by Everlane tells it like it is. Made in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, it’s material is 100% cotton and is uni-sex- available in both burgundy and heather grey. Their website even allows you to see the factory their merchandise is made to ensure its made ethically and fair. 

 Everlane was founded by Michael Preysman in 2011. His company emphasizes a Radical Transparency policy, allowing customers to learn how much his products cost to make. For every 100% Human product sold, the company donates $5 to Equality Now- an organization fighting to promote equal rights for women.

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oils, anyone? - Uma Oils

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Uma’s Pure Energy Oil might just put an end to my daily Starbuck’s runs. Made in India, the oil contains ingredients such as peppermint and frankincense, which are known to energize and awaken you. It’s like coffee without the crash. It’s 100% organic, containing zero synthetics or preservatives. 

Uma Oils was founded by Shrankhla Holecek. The ingredients are sourced from her farm in India. The brand praises their Ayurvedic beliefs- which is to give back. Uma Oils donates a third of their profits to their community in India where they fund health clinics and offer academic scholarships to young girls. 

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made to empower - Krochet Kids

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I like to carry A LOT with me. Minimalist? What’s that? But really, not everything fits inside my small purse. Krochet Kids’ Ridgeview Backpack provides the perfect solution. Made with vegan leather, it’s durable and available in multiple colors. Each piece is handmade and signed by the women who makes them. 

Krochet Kids was founded by Kohl Crecelius in 2007.  Since then, he has committed to help provide jobs and fair wages to poverty-stricken women in Uganda and Peru. Along with providing employment opportunities, each purchase also gives these women the empowerment they didn’t know they had.

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own your truth - Palabra

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Palabra lets their shirts do the talking. They feature English and Spanish phrases such as Verdad (Truth), and Cuéntame(Tell Me). Available in eight colors, sizes range from small to x-large. The materials are ethically sourced, consisting of either cotton, hemp, or recycled PET. The shirts are sassy much like me!

Founded by Susan Boyar, the idea behind Palabra was to provide the public with high quality shirts that are sustainable and ethical. For every purchase, the company buys a book and donates it to the Chispa Project- an organization dedicated to providing literacy opportunities to kids in Honduras. 

no to plastic waste - PathWater

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Can you remember how many plastic bottles you’ve used in your lifetime? Me neither. With plastic pollution becoming a bigger threat to our environment, PathWater has stepped up to change that. Their aluminum bottle is not only reusable but its sustainable too. 

PathWater was founded to help you make the switch from single-use plastic. It’s estimated that by 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean. Due to this scary and sad reality, PathWater has worked tirelessly to beat those odds with their aluminum bottles. Their water is also locally sourced, having gone through a whopping seven step reverse osmosis filtration process. Better for you and better for the environment. 

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