ETHICAL BRANDS I’M LOVING
Just because we’re interviewing intriguing women on meaningful topics doesn’t mean we don’t love the occasional fab splurge for our beauty bags and closets. With all there is to choose from in the world of beautiful products, shopping with a deeper level of consciousness about who or what we’re actually supporting is important–and easier, with the countless ethically-cool brands emerging today. Below are 4 women-owned brands we love…
Why We Love Them: From Bear Naked Wipes to City of Hope GOGO Mascara, Josie Maran Cosmetics unites luxury with activism to make social and environmental responsibility look glamorous.
The Woman Behind the Brand: As an internationally renown actress, model and cosmetics muse, Josie Maran believes in “beauty without the baggage.”
Why We Love Them: Maiyet is inspired by the Ancient Egyptian concept of truth and harmony, and committed to forging partnerships with artisans to promote self-sufficiency in developing economies.
The Woman Behind the Brand: President Kristy Caylor, known for spearheading Gap’s project with Product (RED), combines elevated design with rare skills from unexpected places.
Why We Love Them: A Peace Treaty creates employment for skilled artisans working in places of socio-political strife, while refining their craft for a high design fashion audience.
The Woman Behind the Brand: Farah Malik and Dana Arbib made a pact to unite their love of fashion and desire to increase awareness of disappearing craft traditions.
Why We Love Them: Marisol umbrellas are designed to protect women not only from rain and sun, but also from violence and war.
The Woman Behind the Brand: Artist and entrepreneur, Miranda Leigh, helps women in the Democratic Republic of Congo rebuild their lives at the City of Joy.