Many of the brands we carry are doing great things for the world – from using environmentally sustainable ingredients, practices, and packaging, to giving back to their communities.
Here is a roundup of the mission-guided creators we love.
Odacite's 552M Shampoo Bar was thoughtfully formulated to care for both hair and the environment. The name derives from the 552 million plastic shampoo bottles that end up in landfills every year. The bottle-free alternative and all natural formula purifies the scalp and is ideal for all hair types.
WALKING THE WALK
Ubuntu is a Kenya-based lifestyle brand – creating beautiful, handmade products while also supporting children with special needs and others in their community with sustainable employment.
Their partner foundation operates a special needs center and specialty medical program that provide life-changing therapy and medical care to hundreds of children in the Maai Mahiu area. They believe the deepest and most permanent way to empower communities is through sustainable enterprises producing high-quality products.
They also offer their employees above-market wages and benefits, while generating additional revenue that supports their foundation.
DOWN TO EARTH
The Lost Explorer created a 100% cause-owned business to get around non-profit limitations around conducting businesses, and businesses that give back but are still required to pay shareholders.
"We are steadfast on a journey toward absolute circularity in everything we do, designing products and supply chains within the regenerative thresholds of Nature. We are single-minded in our commitment, investing 100% profits in efforts and organizations that are reviving struggling habitats, developing policy to protect environments, broadening access to nature, and ensuring a thriving natural world."
Costa Brazil strives to employ sustainable strategies in all aspects, where possible – from procurement to packaging.
They're a committed partner to Conservation International, working closely with the organization to follow best production practices. Conservation International helps them identify and utilize existing farmlands and offer empowering alternative opportunities to riverside agricultural communities previously burdened with growing conflict crops.
With the help of hundreds of female Ghanian farmers, Eu'Genia creates raw, unrefined Ghanaian shea butter. This brand is dedicated to fair wages and opportunities for these workers – donating 15% of profits back in the form of an education fund.
For mothers-to-be, nourish your skin with their (safely) potent Pregnancy Shea Butter Bundle.
KEEP IT CLEAN
Beautycounter advocates for stricter guidelines and regulations to shift the personal-care industry away from using harmful and questionable ingredients. A Certified B Corporation, and part of a global movement of brands using business as a force for positive change, they support nonprofits that align with their mission and invest in a cleaner future by partnering with leading scientists in the search for safer ingredients.
SCENTS AND SENSIBILITY
All of Blue Sage Eco Boutique's products are sustainably made and packaged. They’re also vegan, cruelty free, and phthalate free.