How To Stand Out As A Sustainable Brand

How To Stand Out As A Sustainable Brand

Guys, is 2020 canceled yet? A global pandemic is raging, we still have a climate crisis, and the gap between rich and poor continues to widen. But there might just be a silver liningCue the growing interest in sustainability.
September 30, 2020 — Minette Yu
Tags: Resources
Dermatology Care To The Underserved, with Blair from Gilded

Dermatology Care To The Underserved, with Blair from Gilded

Our main story today is about Blair Armstrong, the founder of GILDED BODY. They make luxury body skincare and are on a social mission to provide accessible dermatology care to underinsured women and girls.

 

September 30, 2020 — Minette Yu
Tags: Interview
Power Heels Minus The Pain, with Samantha from Ally Shoes

Power Heels Minus The Pain, with Samantha from Ally Shoes

If you have ever worn heels, you know that with beauty comes pain. It’s great to see Samantha and her team bring science and innovation to footwear and empower women to be confident and comfortable!
September 30, 2020 — Minette Yu
Tags: Interview
Branding Memories: A Sense of Belonging

Branding Memories: A Sense of Belonging

Do you ever find yourself reflecting on the “why” behind impulse buys? Before COVID, my answer would’ve been “no.” Now that I have more time stuck with my thoughts, I can justify a lot of those purchases that seem random! 
September 23, 2020 — Sarah Walton
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A human rights lawyer who brings the world to your feet

A human rights lawyer who brings the world to your feet

Our main story today is about Jessica and her company, Le Mondeur, which makes ethnically handcrafted shoes in Portugal, using artisan textiles from around the world. 

What I love about Le Mondeur is that it uses shoes as a canvas to tell the story behind each unique textile and fabric, and that it uses material that you don’t typically see on apparel in general (cork, anyone?). Their products are bright, fun, and energizing. 

September 23, 2020 — Minette Yu
Tags: Interview
create a more sustainable future as modern, socially conscious consumers

Do our part for a more sustainable future

“Sustainability” has become the word of the moment as we strive to reduce our carbon footprint or make meaningful purchases while minding our budgetsBut what does it actually mean? And what can we as consumers do to be more aware?

September 16, 2020 — Sarah Walton
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Bamboo Fabric For Better Sleep & A More Sustainable Future

Bamboo Fabric For Better Sleep & A More Sustainable Future

One day, Phoebe Yu, founder of ettitude, was shopping for bedding from a department store, and she could not understand why the prices varied so much while every product were packed in plastic bags. And so she started ettitude, which makes organic bamboo bedding, bath and sleep essentials that are gentle on the skin and on our planet. 

September 16, 2020 — Minette Yu
Shop your values on a budget

How to shop your values on a budget

Companies adapting to the times and aligning with causes is great, but between targeted social media ads, friends’ recommendations, and, let’s be real, a finite budget, deciding when and how to be a socially-conscious shopper is tough! However, with a little reflection on values and prioritization, championing brands looking to make changes doesn’t have to be hard on your wallet.
September 10, 2020 — Sarah Walton
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The future of manis

The future of manis

Our main story today is about Jooyeon & David, and their company ManiMe, which makes manicures that are healthy, accessible, and easy to change. 


What we love about ManiMe is that it’s redefining the manicure experience that hasn’t really been touched by technology, and it promotes artistic expressions and provides a platform for nail artists to monetize their creations.

 

September 02, 2020 — Minette Yu
Tags: Interview
Viv - Sustainable, bamboo-based period care for all women

Bamboo-based period products for all womxn who bleed

Our main story today is about Katie Diasti and her company, Viv, which makes bamboo-based and plastic-free feminine care products and empowers all womxn to live healthier and more sustainable lives. 

What we love about Viv is that it’s innovating in an industry that hasn’t really seen any innovation for the past decades, and it’s opening up conversations around periods that have been a taboo for a long time in our society and many parts of the world. 

August 26, 2020 — Minette Yu
Tags: Interview
Scannable memories and 3D-printed custom jewelry - With Tina from Capsul Jewelry

Scannable memories and 3D-printed custom jewelry - With Tina from Capsul Jewelry

Our main story today is about Tina Cheng and her company, Capsul Jewelry, which celebrates life’s most joyous moments by capturing memories into every-day jewelry.

What we love the most about Capsul is that it’s not just another jewelry company - it disrupts the archaic custom jewelry industry, and brings convenience and affordability to the consumers. It’s a tech-enabled platform that captures and shares memories, starting with custom jewelry.

August 19, 2020 — Minette Yu
Tags: Interview
From 200 lbs of honey to a skincare business

From 200 lbs of honey to a skincare business

Our main story today is about Pam Phinney and her company, Plainville Homestead. Every entrepreneur has an origin story, but Pam’s pretty unique. She started her own bath, body, and skincare company when her beekeeper ex-husband left her 200 pounds of honey.
August 12, 2020 — Minette Yu