Posts in skincare
The {12.4.17} Edit

1. Alaffia, Neem Tumeric Shampoo, $10

2.  Fortuned Culture, Sanar Healing Bracelet, $55

3.  Jamie + the Jones, Staple Basic Midi Dress in Garnet, $298

4.  Cuyana, Baby Alpaca Infinity Scarf in Camel, $75

5.  100% Pure, Cocoa Pigmented Bronzer, Cocoa Glow, $36

 

1.

ALAFFIA
Neem Tumeric Shampoo
$10

Photo by  @  vegantipstop

Photo by @vegantipstop

the stuff:

Turmeric isn’t just for your latte anymore. Truth be told, we don't love the flavor of the stuff anyway--but we’ll spread it on our skin and put it in our hair like it’s our job if even half of the health benefits it purportedly has are truly within reach. In this balancing shampoo from Alaffia, turmeric is coupled with another anti-inflammatory natural ingredient we'd never heard of called neem, which comes from a tree and has been used for thousands of years for its healing properties and is known to be a miracle cure for psoriasis and dry scalp.  But how will it make my hair look?  you ask.  Like you used a shampoo that costs three times as much. The day we used it for the first time we got three hair compliments before noon.  And, we were pleasantly surprised by how much we liked the minty scent every time we turned our heads (yes, it's a little toothpaste-esque, but we're okay with that.  Minty fresh hair smells clean, even three days post wash).  All these perks from ingredients that come from plants, not labs.  Lather up!

the story

Alaffia is at war with poverty and gender inequality in West Africa.  The company was created to give local communities in Togo the opportunity to self-empower.  They accomplish this by providing equal employment opportunities to men and women and by engaging in environmental sustainable practices to utilize indigenous resources like the shea butter and neem that are in this shampoo.  They're also committed to local empowerment projects, everything from maternal care initiatives (a woman in sub-Saharan Africa has a 1 in 16 chance of dying during pregnancy or childbirth compared to 1 in 4,000 in developed countries) to campaigns to educate women about the dangers of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) to programs that distribute eyeglasses to students who need them.   Alaffia has also helped to pioneer the MADE SAFE seal, which signifies that a product is made with ingredients that are not known or suspected to cause human health harm (we're afraid to find out how many supposedly "natural" body care products don't qualify!)  All of that good work and their products work, too!  Our scalp has never felt better (their body washes are awesome, too).  (P.s., the link below is to the Alaffia website, but you can find their stuff at Whole Foods and Sprouts, too).

Photo by @alaffia

Photo by @alaffia


2.

FORTUNED CULTURE
Sanar Healing Bracelet
$55

Photo by @fortunedculture

Photo by @fortunedculture

the stuff:

Multi-taskers take note: not only is this a classic piece of jewelry you won’t want to take off, but it'll be providing healing powers even as it provides beauty. Engraved with the word Sanar—Spanish for “to heal”—this bracelet contains small magnetic plates on the inside which are used in arthritis and muscle healing. It also contains copper, which has been used for thousands of years as a folk remedy and known to heal wounds, treat lung disorders, and help headaches. And it's adjustable!  Throw on a pair of over the knee-boots with your magical bracelet and you’re basically Wonder Woman. But better.

 

 

 

the story:

Fortuned Culture is beautiful jewelry that has a powerful social impact. The company creates jewelry lines for various non-profits and then uses proceeds from that line to support the mission of the partner organization. Each jewelry piece is designed to symbolize what the proceeds from the purchase will help the charity partners fulfill.  In other words, this bracelet won’t just heal you, it’s also working to heal the world. In this case, each bracelet purchased gives an orphan a visit to the dentist, an eye exam, and a vaccine.

Photo by @fortunedculture

Photo by @fortunedculture


3.

JAMIE + THE JONES
Staple Basic Midi Dress in Garnet
$298

 

Photo by Jamie + the Jones

Photo by Jamie + the Jones

the stuff:

We know what you're thinking-- if you're going to spend $298 on a dress, it better be AMAZING. Versatile. Comfortable. Flattering. Chic. And classic enough to wear for years. Allow us to introduce you to the Staple Basic Midi Dress from Nashville-based Jamie + The Jones.  We thought it was cute in photos, but when it arrived at our doorstep we saw what we couldn't see online--the richness of the red, how gorgeous the raw silk fabric looks (and feels), how fabulously it hangs; the craftmanship and artistry are evident in every detail.  With tailored sleeves, luxe fabric, and a loose fitting drape, this simple silhouette works for the office or Saturday brunch or even an evening holiday party (we loved how Katherine Wolf paired it with the Cuyana alpaca infinity scarf and her Nisolo oxfords this past weekend for a Christmas party for Hope Heals Camp).  We like it with camel and gold but we think it'd look just as great with black tights and a black moto jacket.  Don't love the mid-calf length?  There's a shorter version, too!  And, perhaps even better than its versatility is the fact that this beauty can be machine washed (in fact, because it's raw silk, it'll only get softer with each wash).  That said, if you want it to stay pristine and crisp from wear to wear, dry cleaning is your best bet (Jamie + the Jones recommends machine washing it if you want it to have that lived-in, perfectly worn, ultra soft t-shirt look). 

the story:

Jamie Frazier and Hannah Jones create wearable art, all designed and made in their Nashville studio. Their whimsical, effortless pieces can be worn dressed up or dressed down, and they look beautiful on women of all shapes. Fun and lively yet still timeless and classic, the textiles and colors they use in their clothes tell a story we want to be a part of. At the heart of everything these women do is collaboration--from their own symbiosis, to their collabs with the knitters and weavers and marblers who work on their garments--these talented ladies have created a powerful, women-centered, cooperative space within the fashion community, and we dig it. We're also grateful for their generous spirit in supporting Katherine's Dress 4 Dignity campaign!  

 

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4.

CUYANA
Baby Alpaca Infinity Scarf in Camel
$75

Photo by Cuyana

Photo by Cuyana

 

the stuff

Have you ever wondered about those women whose scarf always seems perfectly draped? Spoiler alert: it's probably an infinity scarf. And if she's looking classic and cozy, it's probably this baby alpaca infinity scarf.  Wondering what the alpaca movement is all about? Here’s the rundown: Alpaca wool is ethically harvested natural fiber that's warmer and softer than sheep’s wool (and, because it has no lanolin, even if sheep's wool makes you itchy, there's a good chance alpaca might not).  Summary: this infinity scarf will keep you super cozy without weighing you down. We love the camel color with everything from a red dress to our puffy jacket to our favorite t-shirt (t-shirts + scarves = how L.A. girls do winter).  Cozy chic at its finest.

the story:

Cuyana’s motto is "few, better things," a mantra shared by many in the ethical fashion world.  Planning for purchases and investing in high quality pieces will ensure that you don’t fall victim to the whims of fast fashion. Responsibly made in Peru, the elegant and timeless pieces Cuyana creates--like this scarf--will be favorites in your closet for years (maybe even for...infinity?).


5.

100% PURE
Cocoa Pigmented Bronzer, Cocoa Glow
$36

the stuff:

Bronzer sounds good in theory.  Obvious, even.  If we can't get an actual tan safely, then we'll fake it with a powder that's slightly darker than our normal skin tone, applied in the places where the sun would normally darken the most.  SO WHY IS USING IT SO HARD?  This bronzer from 100% Pure won't perfect your technique (you need this tutorial from Jessica Alba for that), but it'll give you the illusion of winter sun without making you look like Tinkerbell (we're all about some shimmer, but sparkles do not belong on a grown woman's face).  This Cocoa Glow shade is perfect for contouring (dark enough to serve a purpose and super easy to work with--the powder is so blendable that you can recover in seconds if you put on too much), and pairs really well with 100% Pure's Fruit Pigmented Luminizer.  We were scared of contouring, too, but once we got it down, we're digging the done-but-not-overdone look it gives us with just a few swipes of a brush.

the story:

100% PURE cosmetics are colored from fruit, vegetable, tea and other plant pigments which, in addition to not poisoning you (rethink that NARS lipstick, people!), contain a ton of skin beneficial vitamins, antioxidants and other healthy phyto nutrients that make skin healthier. (Most mainstream cosmetics contain Red Dye #40, Blue Dye #6, Yellow Dye #5, which are often laced with coal tar, lead, mercury and other heavy metals).  But don't go thinking 100% PURE is nothing but mashed up beets that someone calls lipstick.  This innovative beauty company is on the cutting edge of cosmetic science.  100% PURE invented the "nano spinning method" that manipulates the molecular size of their active ingredients for deeper penetration into your skin so they don't have to use polymers (liquid plastic) to deliver the goods. 

 

Photo by @ 100percentpure

Photo by @100percentpure

The {Purposeful Closet} Edit
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Meet Andrea

A Texas native currently living in Nashville, Andrea Miner is the force behind The Purposeful Closet, an online platform for ethical fashion brands.  She says she does what she does because she "wants fashion to once again be about the quality, creativity, and people behind it."  Preach, girl.  You can find her on Instagram @thepurposefulcloset and online at www.thepurposefulcloset.com.

1. French Girl, Cleansing Wash, $18

2. esby, Duffy Crop Jumper in Slate, $295

3. ABLE, Mamuye Leather Tote in Chocolate Brown, $178

4. Nisolo, Mariella Mule in Black, $178

5. The Citizenry, Tierra Rug, $155- $325

 

1.

FRENCH GIRL
Cleansing Wash
$18 (2oz)

Photo by  Grayscale  (read Grayscale's review of French Girl Organices { here })

Photo by Grayscale (read Grayscale's review of French Girl Organices {here})

 

the stuff:

Clear skin, s'il vous plaît! This all-natural, earth-friendly cleansing wash from French Girl is everything I need to wake me up as I splash my face to get ready for the day and everything I want to get me ready for bed. This beauty line has completely changed my skin’s life. With two different lines for different skin types, this stuff is made for everyone. Get ready to tell your friends (and strangers) about your skincare routine, because they’ll be asking!

Photo by POPSUGAR Australia (read their review of French Girl Organics { here })

Photo by POPSUGAR Australia (read their review of French Girl Organics {here})

the story:

French Girl’s organic beauty line first launched on Etsy in 2010 and has continued to grow ever since. With a commitment to using exclusively organic and sustainable ingredients that are locally sourced from a Seattle farmstead, these products are what skincare dreams are made of.  Plus, all French Girl products are vegan and cruelty-free. They’re never tested on animals - just on the girls who love them!


2.

ESBY
Duffy Crop Jumper in Slate
$295

Photo by (and picturing!) Andrea

Photo by (and picturing!) Andrea

 

the stuff:

Throw it on and go!  Whether I'm getting ready for a night out or just running errands for the day, the Duffy jumper keeps me looking good and feeling comfortable while I'm doing it. The drawstring allows for a relaxed fit, or it can be cinched to define the waist. Whether I'm sporting wedges or flats, this is an easily transitional piece for every day and every mood.

 

the story:

Esby was founded in 2014 by designer Stephanie Beard. They feature quality clothing that is designed to be worn over and over. Their beautiful pieces are meant to flatter all shapes, while maintaining comfort and wearability. Everything is made right here in the USA, using only the highest quality fabrics sourced from around the world.


3.

ABLE
Mamuye Leather Tote in Chocolate Brown
$178

Photo by ABLE (website)

Photo by ABLE (website)

the stuff:

I like big bags and I cannot lie! Whether I want to throw everything I own into it or just my wallet and some daily essentials, this bag can handle it all!  The soft and sturdy leather only gets better-looking with time. As the leather wears, it darkens and softens while maintaining its structure, which means the Mamuye tote will transition with me through every day and every season.

Photo by ABLE (website)

Photo by ABLE (website)

the story:

Recently renamed from FashionABLE to ABLE, this company is all about women empowerment and working with women who have overcome extraordinary circumstances. Their mission is to give women opportunities so that they are able to be part of and create a sustainable economy wherever they may be. ABLE has grown from what used to be a single collection of hand-woven scarves, to expanding into leather goods, handmade jewelry, denim, and shoes.


4.

NISOLO
Mariella Mule in Black
$178

Photo by Nisolo (website)

Photo by Nisolo (website)

 

the stuff

Meet my new go-to shoe. The Mariella mule from Nisolo is perfect to slip on and wear everywhere. If you dream of a shoe that you can wear with your favorite daytime denim and on a date night with a dress or skirt, this is it. With an almost 1.5 inch heel, this updated take on the classic mule style is truly timeless.

Photo by (and picturing) Andrea

Photo by (and picturing) Andrea

 

the story

Nashville-based Nisolo has taken the fashion world by storm, becoming one of the first mainstream social impact labels. Their commitment lies in ethical production as well as ensuring the healthy lives of their producers. Nisolo offers high-quality products at fair prices without sacrificing the safety and lives of the people behind them. Now that’s something to be a part of!


5.

THE CITIZENRY
Tierra Rug
$155- $325

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the stuff:

The cactus. The sand. The sun. The heat. Okay... maybe not the heat, but I love how stunning the desert can be. There’s something about the vibrant and simple life that draws you in. Maybe it’s all the Pinterest images of Saguaro cacti but it makes me want to bring a piece of the desert into my home. Enter the Tierra rug from The Citizenry.  It has the perfect Aztec vibe and works in pretty much any space. You can throw it in your kitchen, entryway, or bedroom and it will add just the right amount of flare. It takes one full week to complete one of these rugs and you can feel good about supporting the fair trade cooperative of 14 Zapotec women who live and work in Oaxaca, Mexico.

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the story:

This isn't the first time the Citizenry has been featured on Communelle, and I'm sure it won't be the last.  What else can I tell you about this incredible company?  The Citizenry was built on the premise that we should fill our homes with pieces that celebrate the people and lives who made them.  By personally traveling to different countries where their products are made, the team at the Citizenry are able to use only local materials and establish real relationships with their artisans. With fair trade standards, the Citizenry’s artisans are compensated fairly for sharing their incredible talents and gifts.

The {11.6.17} Edit

The {11.6.17} Edit

1. Yellow 108, Luke Fedora in Earth, $90

2. The Citizenry, Paloma Throw, $155

3. Raven + Lily, Fine Folds Cuff, $98

4. Amour Vert, Adelie Dress in Ivory Navy, $138

5. M. Gemi, The Felize in Latte, $198 

 

1.

YELLLOW 108
Luke Fedora in Earth
$90

the stuff:

If Humphrey Bogart had Instagram, this hat would be would be all over it.  Modeled after the classic 1940s style, the Luke fedora from Yellow 108 wants to be your everyday hat.  We're sold, since every time we wear it, total strangers take note (of the hat, not the five day old blowout underneath).

 

Photo by Yellow 108 (website)

the story:

Los Angeles-based Yellow 108 is committed to using recycled and salvaged materials in their products, which are all American-made.  We recycle our plastic bottles and aluminum cans--let's keep fabric and leather out of our landfills, too.

 

Photo by @yellow108 (Instagram)


2.

THE CITIZENRY
Paloma Throw
$155

the stuff:

Glam up your next Netflix binge and give your living room that instant done-but-not-too-done touch with this exquisite alpaca throw.  Each stripe features a different weaving technique, highlighting both the skills and the artistry of the talented Peruvian weavers who crafted this throw in their remote village in the Andes.  The touch of blush feels fresh and on-trend with our favorite designers, not to mention our favorite Rosé.

Photo by The Citizenry (website)

 

the story:

Besides having one of the coolest names in home goods, the Citizenry is making a difference in the lives of the people who make their stuff.  Ten percent of the Citizenry’s proceeds are invested directly back into the local communities where their handmade luxury goods are produced, providing artisans with tools, equipment, training, education and workshop space to build their businesses sustainably and setting them up to succeed.

 

Photo by @the_citizenry (Instagram)


3.

RAVEN + LILY
Fine Folds Cuff
$98

the stuff:

Cleopatra may have started the trend, but Coco Chanel established the wrist cuff as the must-have accessory that never goes out of style.  We're fans because unlike noisy bangles, this rustic stunner doesn't pinch or clang around when we're typing. (Pro tip: if you put it on the right spot, it doesn't even move.)  Wear it to a fundraiser with a cocktail dress and keep it on the next day for a roll-out-of-bed brunch-- it'll be on point for both.

Photo by @ravenandlily (Instagram)

the story:

Raven + Lily's local partners employ over 1500 at-risk women in 10 countries--ladies who have been trafficked, suffer from HIV+, were previously homeless, or have come out of oppressive situations--to give them a fair wage and skills to help them thrive.  If you're looking for a truly stand-out brand to support, you've found it:  Raven + Lily is a certified B Corporation and was named the Best for the World in Community Impact in both 2014 and 2016.  Plus, when you buy from them, you'll know exactly what your stuff is made of, down to the nitty-gritty details. This cuff, for example, is made with up-cycled brass.

 

Photo by @ravenandlily (Instagram)

4.

AMOUR VERT
Adelie Dress in Ivory Navy
$138

the stuff:

Haven't we all wanted to be French at some point?  Or at least wanted to give off that certain je ne sais ‘lack of trying while still looking chic’ French femme vibe?  Slip on this shift and voila you've got it down.  Yes, it’s getting cooler outside, but this versatile piece will be tres chic with a flowy trench, booties, and dare we say…a beret?  No?  You’re right – too far.  The bell sleeve updates this classic silhouette and Breton-esque stripe.  Bonus: you can wear this next summer with your strappy wedges, too.

Photo by @amourvert (Instagram)

the story:

Amour Vert’s on-trend basics are made with non-toxic dyes, sustainable fabrics and a zero-waste philosophy.  Almost all of their products are manufactured within a 20 mile radius of the company's headquarters in San Francisco, and the brand reports that all of its factories are owned and operated by women.
Mais, oui!

Photo by Amour Vert (website)


5.

M. GEMI
The Felize in Latte
$198 

the stuff:

M. Gemi exploded on the scene with the Cerchio, their luxe leather sneaks (the waiting list was 6,000 people long when they first launched).  But we're obsessed with The Felize; these iconic driving shoes come in a variety of both fun and classic shades and look great on.  Don't worry, we had to Google "driving shoes" too--according to GQ (the authority on such things obvi), the moniker refers to a particular style of leather or suede moccasins with rubber-grommet soles "invented for men who wanted extra grip while driving seriously gorgeous Italian roadsters."  But if you're not planning a visit to Positano in your Alpha Romeo anytime soon, we can assure you they're just as fun to wear in a VW eGolf slowly inching along the 405.

the story:

M. Gemi is an old world Italian shoemaker with of-the-moment design sensibilities.  Their shoes are conceived, designed, sourced, patterned, lasted, stitched, and finished entirely in Italy, by artisans working in specialty factories in Pisa, Ancona, Napoli and Toscana. And you can tell---each style M. Gemi offers includes some sort of hand-detailing, whether it's hand-sewn uppers, hand-painted edges, or hand-cut leather.  We might have taken advantage of their $25 off your first purchase offer AND their generous refer-a-friend-and-get-$50 deal to snag not one but two M. Gemi gems, the Felize and a bomb pair of heels from their "Before They're Gone" section, a limited selection of sale styles that you can search by size.   There's a reason we put these as #5.  You have permission to click over there . . . now.

Photo by @mgemi (Instagram)

The {11.1.17} Edit

The {11.1.17} Edit

1.  Rothy's, The Point in Petal Pink Solid, $145

2.  Kinsman Soap Co., Activated Charcoal Soap, $10

3.  Parker Clay, Mulu Clutch in Black, $118

4.  Reformation, High Cigarette Jean in Salton, $128

5.  re:Loom, Early Morning Small Rug, $99

 

1.

ROTHY'S
The Point Flat
$145

Photo by Rothy's (Facebook)

Photo by Rothy's (Facebook)

the stuff:

You’re wearing your favorite pair of flats again.  You wore them yesterday, too.  Come to think of it, maybe you’re wearing them too often?  When you take them off they have a certain…aromaRothy’s is here to help you, folks.  Their magical flats, which come in rounded toe and our favorite bossy point, are ultra washable.  Scrub 'em with a sponge, throw them in the washing machine, hose them off in the yard!  Sort of like Crocs, except... not at all like Crocs.  We weren't fast enough to snag the pretty Petal Pink Solid before it sold out (all proceeds went to breast cancer research), but we're loving the Flax Birdseye with our high-waisted cigarette jeans or with a work-ready dress.   

Photo by Communelle

Photo by Communelle

the story:

Made out of recycled water bottles (from plastic fiber printed from a 3D printer, you guys!) with carbon-free biodegradable soles, Rothy's tech-forward flats are giving new life to the scourge of our oceans and landfills while giving us footwear we can feel good about. Soft and flexible, Rothy's look like high-end fabric, so no one will know you're walking around in an old Dasani bottle unless you tell them.  The "re-usable" box ours arrived in wasn't our favorite design (we might have hacked it to shreds with a steak knife trying to open it), but we love how little packaging there was overall.  We also love that unlike companies that can't trace their entire supply chain, Rothy's owns and controls its factory China. Oh, and bonus--though we suspect these suckers will last for years--Rothy's shoes are fully recyclable at the end of their life.


2.

KINSMAN SOAP
Activated Charcoal Soap
$10

 

the stuff:

If you’re still using soap with FD&C Green #3 in the ingredient list, consider this an intervention. Step away from the toxins and embrace this all-natural, hand-forged soap made with love by refugees using only 100% pure ingredients— including olive oil, beer, and the current cool kid at the beauty product table, activated charcoal. Enjoy it yourself, or save it for a stocking stuffer for your SO. Either way, you’ll keep your skin and your conscience clean.

Photo by Preemptive Love Coalition (website)

the story:

If only this soap could talk.  Kinsman Soap is an effort of the Preemptive Love Coalition, an organization that's on the ground in worn-torn regions in the Middle East to provide emergency relief to refugees and

 create jobs for those victimized by ISIS.  In addition to bringing storied soaps and statement tees to the U.S. market, the Preemptive Love Coalition provides small business grants, tools, and coaching to refugees in Iraq and Syria so that displaced men and women can start again and flourish.  

Photo by Preemptive Love Coalition (website)


3.

PARKER CLAY
Mulu Clutch
$118

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the stuff:

You want to be the girl who doesn't carry a purse, but you don't want to be the girl who spills the contents of her wallet and shatters her phone screen on the asphalt while crossing the street on Saturday night.  Enter the chic Mulu Clutch from Parker Clay.  Small enough to tuck under your arm, but big enough to hold all the essentials; carry it on its own or toss it in your tote when you've got your laptop in tow.  Either way, you've got style in the bag.

 

 

Photo by Parker Clay (website)

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the story:

We dare you to read Parker Clay's "about" page and not get a lump in your throat. Started by a Santa Barbara couple who went to Ethiopia to adopt a child (and then ended up living there for years), Parker Clay is a true example of the power of ethically-run businesses to impact communities for good. The company partners with the non-profit Ellilta - Women at Risk to provide meaningful economic opportunities for women in Ethiopia who would otherwise have to turn to the sex industry as a means to support themselves and their families. The Parker Clay production facility in Addis Ababa is supporting community transformation by providing local artisans with stable, skilled work at premium wages.  All that, and their bags are some of the chicest we've found.  Too many wins here to count.

 

Photo by @parkerclayintl (Instagram)


4.

REFORMATION
High Waisted Cigarette Jeans
$128

the stuff:

The throwback denim trend is here to stay, and we’re fully on board. These are just high enough in the waist, just loose enough in the legs, and just the right wash to give you all the best parts of the 80s nostalgia wave with none of the teased hair or shoulder pads. Dress these up with a blazer for work (the slightly darker Baltic wash is un-distressed), or channel your inner Molly Ringwald and pair with a white tee tied in a knot to crop top length on the weekend. The more you wear these, the more lived in and comfortable they get.

Photo by Reformation (website)

the story:

Los Angeles-based Reformation is serious about eco-conscious fashion. For each garment they sell, Reformation calculates the environmental impact.  For example: these jeans, made from surplus fabric, save 32 lbs of carbon dioxide, 2601 gallons of water and 3 lbs of waste. How’s that for knowing what your outfit’s worth?  In terms of human cost, all of Reformation's apparel is produced by responsible manufacturing partners here in the U.S. or abroad, with "most" hourly workers being paid more than minimum wage and over half earning more than the L.A. living wage threshold (their impact statement says they're working towards 100% living wages across the board).  We're hopeful "most" becomes "all" very soon -- it bodes well that three-quarters of the company's management team are women or people from underrepresented populations.  Get it done, y'all!

 

Photo by @reformation (Instagram)


5.

RE:LOOM
Early Morning Small Rug
$99 

the stuff:

We’re pretty sure your current rugs are just lying there doing nothing to fight homelessness, which is why you need this sunny beauty in your life. Hand-woven by men and women in Atlanta who are experiencing homelessness or have struggled to maintain jobs, it's the perfect one-of-a-kind addition to your entryway. Plus it’s reversible, so when your muddy boots trash it just before your mother-in-law shows up for dinner, flip it over like the girlboss that you are and carry on.

 

Photo by re:Loom (website)

the story:

re:Loom might make rugs, but they aren't fighting homelessness lying down. The company employs people who are struggling to maintain jobs, providing them with a stable salary, full healthcare coverage, and opportunities to engage in the operation of the weavehouse. If you're not in the market for a floor rug, check out their adorable mug rugs to give your coffee a comfy place to rest.

Photo by @reloomatl (Instagram)