Giving back looks so good on you. (so does giving beautiful gifts.)
That’s what we’re here for. We source socially responsible and stylish jewelry, clothes, cosmetics, and other little “what did I do before I had this” items to treat your friends, family (and you)! Shop happy knowing your purchases are kind to the environment and the people who made them. Plus, 10% of our profits go to local and national charities, so pay it forward, dear friend of fair-trade fashion!
You never really know what your neighbors are up to, do you? I've known the Parker family for most of my life and until I read an article in the Bordentown Current last year I had no idea they were doing some incredibly impactful work in their spare time.
Bordentown resident, Jim Parker is a documentary film maker and while visiting Uganda, he was moved by the beauty of the country and the warm welcome he was given by the residents who were living in truly extreme poverty. HIV/AIDS has created a generation of orphans in Uganda, and many households are run by children. These children won't realize the hopes they have for their future without outside help. Too often, monies donated to charity don't make it to those who need it so desperately - the Parker Mother & Child Foundation was started as a way to fill the gap between regulated government assistance and the actual needs of the...
Prior to being pregnant with my first baby I never gave much thought to what I put on my skin - but, knowing that I was totally responsible for growing another human made me think about literally EVERYTHING I bought, used and consumed. My aforementioned, long- suffering husband will second this! So, being the research loving gal I am - I dug in, because there is a lot to learn and I'm still learning.
Let's start with the basics, and a brief review from life science class - yes, our skin is an organ, and it is our largest organ.
What we apply to our skin can and often does enter the bloodstream. You'll read stats on how long it takes for that to happen - but what isn't disputed is that the ingredients in all of these lotions and soaps and creams can and do penetrate that beautiful....
If the shop is open, there's a pretty good chance I'm working in it. In between stocking, ordering, marketing, and cleaning - I get to talk to my super cool neighbors and customers. There are a couple of questions I get asked a lot:
1. Is this candy / chocolate bar / truffle good? Answer - yes. I've tried them all.
2. What is that awesome smell? Answer - It isn't me...I wish! The soaps and bath bombs in here blend together in the best way possible and I agree, it is lovely.
3. Where is the pilates studio? Answer - it is down the hall, and thank goodness for it, because see my answer to question 1.
4. Why is (fill in the blank) so expensive?