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!
If you're looking for a little inspiration to jump start your eco-friendly lifestyle - look not further than Lauren Singer.
Lauren has been documenting her zero waste lifestyle for years on her blog, Trash is for Tossers - and last year started the simply co., an organic laundry detergent company committed to producing the most sustainable cleaning products. Coming from a woman who can fit four years of trash in a mason jar - this is a serious promise.
I've been stocking Lauren's laundry detergent in the shop (sorry, it isn't available in our online store yet) and was excited to read that they were going to over a bulk option so that we could provide in store refills!
Well, guess what peoples?.....
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....