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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.

hydrate with honey - Fountain of Truth

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My face might be drier than all the deserts combined. Dramatic, I know. The solution may be in The Honey Glowmask by Fountain of Youth. Made without the bad stuff, its active ingredients are coconut oil (hello, old friend) and squalane. For each purchase, 10% of the proceeds are donated to Fab-U-Wish and The Pink Agenda.  

Breast cancer survivor Giuliana Rancic set out to create her own clean products and thus, Fountain of Truth was born. Cancer research is something Giuliana is passionate about. The company partners with The Pink Agenda to help find the cure for breast cancer. 

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be fearless - Cora

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Period shame is really cramping our style (pun intended). Cora’s Fearless Necklace stands for period equality among women all over the world. With each purchase, Cora donates a year’s supply of pads to a girl in Kenya. Because let’s face the cold, hard fact: Girls run the world. Period.

After years of travel Molly and Morgen, founders of Cora, witnessed girls in Kenya leave school because they couldn’t afford to buy pads. Thanks to every purchase, Cora is able to provide those girls with pads so that they can continue their education while on their periods.

put your money where your lips are - Yum Balms

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Who knew that an attractive little tube of delectable shiny lip balm could do so much good in the world? Jody Weiss did! 

In 2002 Jody created an all-natural cosmetics line called PeaceKeeper Cause-Metics, the first cosmetics line to donate 100 percent of all profits (after taxes) to women’s health and human rights organizations.

Their focus is to help bond the exceptional, fortuitous women of this country, with the women who by chance of birthplace, have been born into a world with challenged resources and opportunities. 

Jody’s own personal journey is a potent and inspiring one!

She’s also conceived an efficient way to participate effectively as a philanthropist with PeaceKeeper, and help end the cycle of poverty and exploitation for millions of women and girls around the world for just a dollar a day!

Please check out the rest of the Cause-Metic line: Mega Balms, Lip Sticks, Glosses and Nail Polish

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something beautiful on the horizon - Punjammies

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I may be a little late to the party here, as I am just discovering Punjammies, but I am no less excited or bowled over by the idea that is the International Princess Project.  Firstly, Punjammies are cozy, colorful loungewear trousers, fashioned from the same gorgeous fabric that the traditional Sari is made from, they are 100% cotton -- incredibly soft and comfortable.

The International Princess Project was founded by Shannon Keith in 2005 when Shannon and her husband visited India for the first time. They loved the country but were struck by the very serious problem that existed for the young girls and women of India, that of sex trafficking and modern day slavery. After visiting one of India’s countless red light districts, she was changed.

Pressed by the immensity of the problem, Shannon returned home, culled some goodhearted friends and founded International Princess Project to advocate for these women and help them rebuild their lives. Soon, the team realized that without an occupation, these women and girls stood a slim chance of survival outside the brothels and prostitution. 

With this knowledge, Shannon focussed on what she knew, sales and merchandising -- and Punjammies were born. The brilliant fabric of the traditional Indian Sari was the key inspiration. The team worked with talented seamstresses to create a simple pattern that women could use to learn how to sew. With each stitch, the women gained courage, confidence and determination. Their newfound trade was their passageway to freedom.

What started as a six-woman sewing center is now three centers that employ over 150 women. All receive fair wages and recovery care. Punjammies are loose fitting for comfort, all-cotton and can be worn indoors as loungewear or for a festive evening out, with a pair of strappy sandals and your favorite clutch. The elastic waistband sits comfortably on your hips, and can be customized with the drawstring. 

With every purchase, know that you are directly helping the women of India pave a pathway to the dignity and freedom they justly deserve. 

Crazy Smitten for Punjammies.