Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa - this is the season to show our loved ones we care about them.
As consumers, we have an opportunity to spend thoughtfully, and support companies and entrepreneurs who do good for our planet and our communities through their organizations. Meet our creative friends and entrepreneurs striving to live a zero waste lifestyle, support non-toxic, cruelty free products, use environmentally friendly materials, bring the balance and simplicity of the Ayurvedic lifestyle, support the most vulnerable children in our communities and much more.
We wish you a joyful holiday filled with love and gratitude!
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For the Chocolate Lover
Alak Vasa, co-founder of Element Truffles was a trader on Wall Street. She learned to meditate and as she grew in the practice, Alak became more aware of the food she was eating. She noticed that she was integrating a lot of elements of the Ayurvedic lifestyle, that was naturally a part of her life growing up. Ayurveda, also known as a sister science to Yoga was taking her back to her roots. So she decided to create a line of chocolates that are not only healthy and tasty but also integrated this beautiful science that focuses on bringing balance and simplicity in lifestyle.
Element Truffles chocolates are handmade with just cacao and honey. They are infused with Ayurveda superfoods and pure essential oils, which lends to its unique flavor profile and melt-in-the-mouth texture. The purest ingredients have been selected from Fair Trade manufacturers.
Element Truffles donate 25% of their profits towards supporting the wholesome education of underprivileged children in tribal areas of India.
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For the Minimalist
The name orez is zero written backwards. The idea of a conscious lifestyle formed when orez Founders Ramona Barnes and Ana Pincus began to pursue a zero waste lifestyle for their respective families. In the process, they learned that zero waste is an ideal — the path to which creates an elevated mindfulness and simple elegance. They want to inspire everyone to go back to basics, where everything is being reused and nothing is being disposed. They believe that conscious living leads to a more authentic, beautiful and rewarding life. Their elegant and stylish home products inspire us every day!
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For the Classic Woman
Tired of disposable fashion, founder Sadie Roberts responded by creating a brand focused on perfecting essentials for women, inspired by thoughtful tailoring, expert details, and quality fabrics. A modern approach to foundational pieces that become the canvas of your wardrobe and personal style. We love our Tradlands pieces, the attention to detail from this small and committed team shows in the fit and and feel of the garments which will last for years and years.
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For the Girly-Girl (or boy)
PureSol's signature product is a konjac sponge, plant derived, soft, and beautiful for cleansing and exfoliating the skin of face and body. The company is named for founder Nicole's daughter Solana, and was inspired by her time in Bali. While locals saw something ordinary, she was inspired by its simplicity. PureSol now offers tumeric and rose body scrubs, natural stone gua sha, and more, that make perfect stocking stuffers!
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For the Healthy Minded
The secret to glowing skin isn’t a quick fix, one-size-fits-all approach: it is a commitment to making sound lifestyle choices that support overall health. Moringa is the world's most nutrient rich source of plant protein, and Nutu offers divine tinctures, lotions, oils, chocolates and a cook book, to help us learn more.
Nutu (no͞otou/) is a phoneticization of the French phrase nous tous, meaning “all of us.” It is Nutu's belief that the health of the one depends on the health of the many, and that the health of the many in turn depends on the health of the one. It is Nutu’s mission to promote this cycle of health.
Nutu works with women-led cooperatives in West Africa to bring us the world's best moringa through sustainable business. Nutu strives to share the bounty of the moringa tree with people around the world while nourishing earth by applying the regenerative principles of permaculture and sustainable agro-forestry.
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For Every Human with a Body
Baloo Living is an eco-friendly, luxury weighted blanket made with lead-free glass microbeads and chemical-free cotton. The deep pressure stimulation of a Baloo Blanket feels like a firm hug, massage or swaddling. It soothes the nervous system, alleviates stress and anxiety, and increases serotonin production - the happy hormone. Baloo was created to express respect and honor for self, for our communities, and for the universal challenges we experience as humans driven to live our most meaningful lives. Baloo donates a portion of profits to the Pajama Program, supporting the most vulnerable children in our communities at bedtime, as well as the Carbonfund.org Foundation to offset the carbon from operations.
Choose the 12 lb blanket for children 50 lbs or more, the 15 or 20 lb for your queen size bed, or the 25 lb for a king size bed.