Friday, July 27, 2018

PROJECT 7 // Living, Giving and Smiling

Caramel Coconut Girl Scouts flavored gum made in America by Project 7
Project 7 is a specialty gum and candy brand whose mission is as ambitious as it is delicious. With unexpected and crave-worthy flavors, when you pop this candy in your mouth you expose yourself to a whole new candy experience and happen to be helping people around the world in 7 HUGE ways at the same time. I see Project 7 as our very own, real-life, modern day Willy Wonka, but this time instead of implying the messages of goodness though a crazy factory tour, Project 7 is out there living the goodness, making it happen and making us smile all at once.

 So many gourmet gum flavors from Project 7 for every season and occasion 
Tyler Merrick was a successful entrepreneur and benefactor for good across man organizations for most of his life. It was in 2008 when Tyler found himself irking to do more to help people through his business ventures. He wanted to be a catalyst for change in a constantly inward consumer-centric culture.  His solution was simple, "Lets make everyday products, for everyday people, to solve everyday problems around the globe". In that moment Project 7 was born and Tyler became a social entrepreneur, dedicated to making "Products for Good".

Project 7 a specialty candy brand dedicated to bringing great flavor back into your day,
while at the same time giving back to 7 areas of need.

All of Project 7's products are made fairly right here in America. They partner with non-profits making impacts in The United States and around the World in 7 major areas of need:

1. SAVE THE EARTH- More than an acre of rainforest is lost every second. From things like global warming to the extinction of plant and animal species, the consequences of deforestation are far reaching. Project 7 has planted 4.3 million tree's and counting via PlantwithPurpose.org
2. HOUSE THE HOMELESS- Through your purchases, Project 7 has helped House the Homeless and give basic care for emergency relief shelters for those have lost a home as a result of natural disasters. They have provided shelter for people in need for 1.5 million hours to date.
3.FEED THE HUNGRY- Hunger may sound like an overseas issue, yet 1 in 10 American households experience related hunger. Project 7 has partnered with FeedingAmerican.org and ChildrensHungerFund.org and has provided 4 million meals in the United States alone.
4.QUENCH THE THIRSTY- Over 1 billion people around the world lack a basic supply of clean drinkable water.  To date, Project 7 has provided 1.4 million months of clean water through LifeWater.Org and Splash.org


5. HEAL THE SICK- It's hard to believe something as easily preventable like Malaria still claims the lives of at least a Million people per year. Project 7 helps has helped Heal the Sick and deliver life-saving Malaria medications to 116,000 people in need through PartnersinHealth.org
6. TEACH THEM WELL- Project 7 wants to give all children in developing nations a chance at a proper daily school education and brighten their futures, thats why they've provided 1.2 million hours of education through PencilsforPromise.org LoveDoes.Org and us.Camfed.org
7. HOPE FOR PEACE- Project 7 is striving to put a stop to bullying in U.S. schools. Thats why they've put over 35,000 students through Anti-bullying program through RachelsChallenge.org

Everyday you make tiny decisions that add up fast and actually matter. Perhaps the next time you're down the candy isle your purchase could give you and the world so much more than a sugar rush.

Check out all the wacky flavors for every craving at Project7.com
and follow them on instagram @Project7

Until next time...
Erin-Elizabeth
xoxo


Friday, July 20, 2018

WHITE RABBIT // EcoFriendly & Ethical Bamboo Lingerie

Lounging around in the Prince cheeky panties & Anne Bralette in Black made by White Rabbit 
White Rabbit was founded by Mexican native and Bio Engineer, Mariana Hernandez along with her husband Christian Rios, in New York City. As the former PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting Manager, this professional business woman was tired of the poorly-made and uncomfortable or pricey lingerie that flooded the existing market and no longer fit her busy, more demanding, adult life.
White Rabbit was created as a solution for today's modern, millennial woman looking for high-quality, affordable, everyday intimates. They believe that in order to feel great and confident throughout the day, you need to start by being comfortable from the inside out. This is something I couldn't agree with more! Not only did they create bras and panties that are comfy, practical, and empowering they're sustainable and socially responsible too.

The Founders of White Rabbit, Mariana and her husband Christian 
What makes White Rabbit's pieces so comfortable is their extra-durable bamboo rayon. This fabric is known for its luxurious softness, breathable nature, antimicrobial and moisture-wicking properties. It feels lighter and is more sustainable than cotton. Bamboo is also one of the fastest-growing, less-thirsty plants in the world making it a wonderfully sustainable source of fiber for apparel.

The Jane Bikini panty & Madison T-shirt Bras in Burgundy made by White Rabbit
White Rabbit is also striving to empower women, whether it's the women wearing their lingerie or the women creating it. That's why the family-owned manufacturer they source from only employs women, offering good working conditions like paid time off, social security and fair wages. The factory is of French heritage but based in Mexico City, with more than 100 years of experience in making lingerie. In addition to ensuring fair working conditions for their seamstresses, White Rabbit donates a percentage of every sale to Fabrica Social, a social enterprise in Mexico aimed at supporting the development of communities of female artisans and ensuring fair value for their work. They also currently work with seven rural communities, providing training on creative design and business administration. They're also so confident you'll love them, they offer a "Comfort Trial" with a no questions asked 30-day return policy, shipping is on them!

See everything White Rabbit has at WhiteRabbitNY.com 
And follow them on Instagram @WhiteRabbit

Erin-Elizabeth
xoxo
I'm in the The Minetta Unlined Balconette in blush made by White Rabbit

Friday, July 13, 2018

GROCERIES APPAREL // Organic & Recycled Apparel MADE IN L.A.

Groceries Apparel is an organic and recycled clothing company made in Down town Los Angeles
Robert Lohman was born in Palm Springs, California.  From the age of five he ran his own small businesses ranging from lemonade stands and lawn-mowing services, to bottled water advertising sales.  His father, mother, and sister all ran their own businesses too, so it was only a matter of time before he followed suit.  Robert's life changed forever after mistakenly enrolling in a class called “Sleeping, Dreaming and Dying in Tibetan Buddhism” at UC-Santa Barbara. He was a freshman and the class was meant for upper division students only. Perhaps by fate- or a glitch in the enrollment system, Robert stuck around regardless. On the final day of exams his Professor told them that instead of a test he wanted them to meditate for an hour on one single question: “What is your purpose.” It was within that final hour of that accidental class where the idea for Groceries Apparel began.

This model is in Organic Cotton High Waisted Leggings & The Organic Cotton V-bra in "Cloud"
At first Robert sold American Apparel blank T's- dyed and printed with grass, milk, orange juice, rust, soil, tomatoes, you name it.  His idea was to create non-toxic clothing by using only natural fibers and natural dyes.  He soon discovered there weren’t many basics clothing providers available on the market that were 100% made in America AND organic.  There seemed to be a gaping hole in the market and Groceries Apparel was founded to fill that hole. Fate struck again when Robert ran into Dov Charney (the founder of American Apparel) at a fabric store and ultimately took him on a tour of his factory. The next day Robert was committed to manufacturing his own garments, bought three special sewing machines and never looked back.

A snapshot of all the looks you can create with Groceries Apparel basics
Now everything is made right in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles at the Groceries Apparel Factory. They source directly to the seed and trace all of their fabrics from the farm to their factory. They use only 100% GMO-free, Pesticide & Herbicide-free, Recycled & Fair-traded materials to make their garments. Groceries Apparel is striving to redefine transparency and responsibility by supporting family farms, localizing manufacturing, providing living wages and Monsanto-free, post-consumer ingredients. Groceries Apparel also empowers their employees through fair-trade, fair conditions and fair treatment across their entire supply chain.

The Groceries Apparel factory and employee's, Downtown Los Angeles, California

Monochrome sets are so chic and easy to wear 
I'm not lying when I say, I love every style they have. From basics to tie-dye yoga sets there is bound be something you'll love and be proud to wear.  Check out all their latest summer looks at GroceriesApparel.com and be sure to follow them on instagram! @GroceriesApparel

Until Next Time...
Erin-Elizabeth
xoxox


I'm wearing the organic cotton Stripe Foxglove Tank in White from Groceries Apparel

Friday, July 6, 2018

KEAP CANDLES // Candles Made Better


Grapefruit and Yuzu scented candle handmade by Keap Candles
Steve and Harry were just two roommates on Keap Street in Brooklyn, New York. They had one thing in common- neither of them understood why it was so difficult to buy a candle that not only looked and smelled amazing, but was also affordable. Most candles out there were either cheap, tacky looking, toxic and fake smelling, or simply way too expensive. So Steve and Harry set out on an candle journey all of their own and what they found changed everything. Thank God!

The founders of Keap Candles, Steve and Harry sit in their Brooklyn candle making studio for a video shoot
A recent study at South Carolina State University burned candles from different manufacturers, for six hours in small boxes to determine their emissions. After collecting and analyzing the substances released into the air, they found that paraffin-based candles, (the most popular kind) emitted toxic chemicals like toluene and benzene. They stated that lighting a paraffin candle every once in awhile wasn't likely to cause any serious health problems. However, frequently lighting many candles in an unventilated space (like your glorious bathtub, in your tiny bathroom or your cozy living room in the middle of winter, with all the windows shut) could lead to health problems and may even trigger asthma, allergy-like symptoms, or irritate the respiratory tract.

This candle in "Waves" was sustainably made in NYC by Keap Candles
With this information in mind, Steve and Harry took perfumery courses and started making candles in their kitchen out of better materials they found online or in local shops. Instead of paraffin, Keap Candles are made with pure coconut wax that is sustainably produced, clean and slow-burning. The cotton wick is lead and metal free so it produces less fumes and soot. The tiny Keap "sticker" is more like a window-cling and peels off with no soap or water, same with the wick. The candle jar itself was made to be repurposed. It easily wipes clean after your final burn to be given new life as a drinking glass or make up brush holder. The sky is the limit!

Keap Candles Scents- I seriously love them all
What I love most about Keap, aside from their amazing scents- is their passion to light up the world in a clean way. Today 1.3 billion people on Earth live without access to electricity. Most of them use kerosene lamps for light- a method that’s health-hazardous, incredibly dangerous and not very effective. So Keap Candles partnered with SolarAid, an international charity that fights poverty and climate change. They work by giving people solar powered lamps that provide clean, safe, affordable and sustainable light.  Keap donates 25% of their net profits to SolarAid to bring light to those without access to the electrical grid. They are also incredibly proud to be considered a partner in their mission to eradicate kerosene lamps by 2020.

Keap Candles is a PBC (Public Benefit Corporation) a for-profit company that is obligated to consider the impact of their decisions on society, not only shareholders.

Keap Candles offers Scent-To-Home samplers! Choose from "The Escapes"
or " The Classics"
Keap has so many magical scents it's hard to choose just one. Luckily, there are 2 sample sets of 4 mini candles, so you can enjoy them all first and pick your fave. You'll also receive a credit for the cost of the sample set to use toward your big candle purchase! You deserve a better candle and trust me- this one is a game changer.

Watch the video below to see people react to these amazing scents and Find all the magic at  KeapBK.com
and don't forget to follow them on Instagram @KeapBK

Thanks for reading along!
Until next time...

Erin-Elizabeth
xoxo