Woven Wonders: Imani Collective

Just like adding earrings to an outfit, one of our favorite ways to refresh the vibe of a room in our home is with accessories.  Imani Collective offers artisan made homewares that deliver a special touch for every room in the house.  Shop some of our favorites that are sure to warm up your home this winter!

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The Cause Bar Changemaker Series: An Interview with Celeste Hilling, Founder of Skin Authority

Our skin is our most vital organ, AND our first impression to the world.  Yet, so many of us still leave our skin care regimes up to guesswork in the drugstore aisle.  Celeste Hilling is out to change this. This Cause Bar Changemaker and Founder of Skin Authority has created a company with a tech-savvy, personalized approach to skin health -- along with a “do good” business model from the bottom up that her customers can feel proud to support. 

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Get Gifting in 90 Seconds or Less With inLieu

In a perfect world, we’d all have wrapped, hand-picked hostess gifts at the ready for this week’s holiday soiree.  But in the event you find yourself dashing out the door tonight with a re-gifted candle in hand, we’ve found a genius alternative that your host will love and appreciate way more than an item they may never use.

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“Raising Do-Gooders” Holiday Gift Guide

The best way to instill values into our children?  Lead by example.  One more way to do this around the holidays is to consider gifts that you can talk about and what they mean to you, them and the people the gift is helping.  Here, LA-based Publicist and busy mama of two, Priscilla Vega shares a few of her favorite holiday picks for raising a do-gooder!

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Feel Good Fashion that Functions

As busy moms, we appreciate fashion that keeps up with us, from mom-on-the-go mode to a much needed date night, and everywhere in between.  Layer on the added element of fashion finds from a brand that makes a positive environmental and social impact, produces eco-friendly and sustainable pieces in a 100% solar powered factory, and supports the rebuilding of the entire workforce and economy in all of Haiti…well, we’re sold.  

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The Cause Bar Changemaker Series: An Interview with Julie Colombino, Founder deux mains

Isn’t it a wonderful thing when something good emerges from tragedy?  So is the case for deux mains, a lifestyle brand that is helping Haitian artisans rebuild their lives following the tragic earthquake that hit the country in 2010.  As a response to the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Julie Colombino founded a nonprofit organization REBUILD globally, and opened a small training center to teach Haitian women to make sandals from tires found in the streets.  Over the year, through the efforts of REBUILD globally, deux mains was able to spin off into its own official Haitian business and fashion brand. 

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We’re Adding ‘Conflict-Free’ to the 4Cs of Diamonds

Even a dozen years since “Blood Diamond” took the issue mainstream, diamond mining still has major issues. For example, smuggled diamonds from Central African Republic are funding a brutal civil war there, and experts say there’s no way to guarantee that they don’t end up in your jewelry box. Even in stable countries, diamond mining is linked to child labor, slavery and environmental degradation. 

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