Category Archives: Products With a Purpose

Our Work With Seventh Generation to #FightToxins

For the next month 100 of our members will become Toxin Freedom Fighters as they spread the word through blogs and social media about the need to update and reform the Toxic Chemicals Control Act of 1976. In 1976 60,000 chemicals were grandfathered in and since then 20,000 new chemicals have been added, but fewer than 10,000 of them have ever been tested.

Seventh Generation is calling upon concerned citizens to sign a petition that will be delivered to Congress on April 30, 2014 to show strength of will that lawmakers should re-evaluate the Toxic Chemicals Control Act for the first time since 1976. 100,000 signatures are needed on FightToxins.com to make a notable difference. Seventh Generation is calling upon Congress to require that chemicals should be tested, not arbitrarily put into our household products and foods and beverages. In order for a chemical to be tested it must be deemed  an “unreasonable risk” to public health or the environment before it can be regulated by law.

Throughout the month we will be sharing all of the posts on Pinterest as well as on our Social Good Moms Tumblr blog.

If you believe in reform of the Toxic Chemicals Control Act, sign the petition and make change.

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Michael Kors Designs Watch to Fight Hunger

As a part of the global race to end hunger Michael Kors has partnered with the World Food Programme to help solve the crisis of 870 million people not having enough food to eat each day. Kors designed the 100 Series watch for the newly-launched Watch Hunger Stop campaign. Each sale of the 100 Series watch (retail $295) feeds 100 people through the World Food Programme.

“I am so proud to be joining the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in one of the greatest global fights of our time–ending hunger,” said Kors. “To make a significant impact, you need a great product as well as a great cause. I wanted to design something special and unique that I knew would have huge appeal to our customers, including our watch collectors. These are fabulous watches, designed and sold for an incredibly important cause. That’s the way it should work.”

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Kors has also teamed up with Oscar winner Halle Berry to spread the message globally about the 100 Series watch and the good it does for those who go to bed hunger every night.

You can purchase the watch online at michaelkors.com.

Haiti Babi – Helping Haitian Mothers

Social entrepreneur Katlin Jackson recently co-founded Haiti Babi, a company that creates handmade baby blankets and fair-wage jobs for moms in Haiti, empowering them to provide for their families.

According to Haiti Babi, one in ten children in Haiti live in an orphanage, and many of these children have parents, but their parents cannot afford them. Haiti Babi was created as a sustainable solution for this problem-  Haiti Babi gives moms jobs.

Our moms in Haiti take pride in creating beautiful, soft, handmade baby blankets for sale around the world. We believe that empowerment through economic development is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty. When a mom works at Haiti Babi, she doesn’t just earn a paycheck; she also rebuilds her self-esteem, and shows her children that they can break the cycle of poverty. – Katlin Jackson

Haiti Babi is in the final stages of a successful Indiegogo campaign where thus far they have raised over $12,000 to fund the start-up costs of Haiti Babi. Once off the ground you will be able to purchase beautifully handmade baby blankets that will empower fellow mothers in Haiti and allow them to take care of their children and families.

Watch their story below.

Haiti Babi on Indiegogo from Katlin Jackson on Vimeo.

Keep up-to-date about Haiti Babi on the web (http://haitibabi.org), on Facebook (www.facebook.com/HaitiBabi), and on Twitter (@haitibabi).

The 1:Face Watch Supports Global Causes

I love products with a purpose! There are many out there to choose from Toms, to Panda sunglasses to fair trade bracelets. Now, there is a new watch on the block that will launch on Monday on IndieGoGo called the 1: Face watch. Each watch color corresponds to a different cause. Pink supports breast cancer, red is for HIV/AIDS, white is for hunger, yellow is for water, blue is for the environment and black is for cancer.

Supporting Charity Water, Keep a Child Alive, the American Cancer Society, One Day’s Wages, and the Adventure Project, with every watch sold a donation will be made to the cause you support.

You can watch the 1: Face trailer below:

Official launch date is October 1 2012. Sign up to be notified when they’re live. www.1facewatch.com

Bamboo Sunglasses for Good

The greatest consumer satisfaction these days is knowing that when you purchase a product you will affect change for someone in need. We have all heard of Toms and Warby Parker, but have you heard on Panda sunglasses?

Panda sunglasses are high-end, ethical, sustainable, and handcrafted bamboo sunglasses currently fashioned in 5 different styles that give you the chance to help someone in need with every purchase. Lightweight and eco-friendly, one of the biggest draws to Panda sunglasses is that they float. For water lovers, this is a great plus.

At $120 Panda sunglasses are a little pricey, but the beauty comes in knowing that by paying a bit more for luxury sunglasses you will give the gift of sight to someone in the developing world through their partnership with the TOMA Foundation. Through Panda Sunglasses’s partnership with the TOMA Foundation they will provide a medical eye exam and donate a pair of sunglasses or prescription glasses to someone in need. That’s well worth every penny.

With a growing global fan base and celebrity endorsements that are quickly piling up the Washington, DC-based start-up is poised to sell more sunglasses with a purpose and positioning themselves as a major player in the buy one, give one marketplace.

Want to learn more about Panda Sunglasses? Visit them at wearpanda.com or check out their Look Book