This week on #TheGoodTribe, we had a chance to sit down with Veronica and Alora and learn more about the planning process for Sam & Lance, practicing sustainability outside of the brand, and giving us some advice to pass on to today’s social impact entrepreneurs. Keep on reading to find out more about these good humans.
Have you ever heard of a skincare brand that’s so natural, you can eat it? Cue, The Milana Company by Nisha Barot, a small batch brand located in Ontario, Canada. They’re a vegan, synthetic-free, cruelty-free, all natural, edible skincare and wellness brand that sells oils, masks, face balms, organic teas, and more. Nisha developed the concept through her Pharmaceutical Science background and her passion for integrating natural solutions into everyday living.
Many know Jenny Nuccio as the founder and CEO of Imani Collective, an ethical impact brand, based in Mombasa, Kenya, where Jenny has lived for the last 12 years. The brand makes interactive products for kids, as well as banners, pillows, and totes, using local-to-kenya materials. Through broken English and Swahili, Jenny and 16 Kenyan women created a deep friendship through shared experiences.
Meet Molly Stillman, content creator, speaker, burrito lover, and this week’s lovely #GoodTribe interview interview. Molly has been running her blog, Still Being Molly, for about 14 years now. It’s a hub for everything she loves and advocates for, including ethical and fair trade fashion, clean beauty, her life as a mom and wife, and so much more. I love that she calls her blog her ‘Internet Living Room’, it’s truly a space where everyone will find at least one thing to read, enjoy and learn more about.
Everyone can make a positive impact in this world. From a consumer, to an entrepreneur or an investor. We ALL have the capacity within ourselves to become a force for good. At The Good Tee, we believe in the small changes and the big. This week, we had the pleasure of talking to Grant Trahant, founder of Causeartist. Founded in 2013, Causeartist is a global community of conscious consumers, social entrepreneurs and business leaders who believe social enterprise can positively impact the world.
Change is what we at The Good Tee aspire for. Change in the social, economic, and environmental spaces by employing ethical and sustainable business practices and by also educating people about the benefits of supporting such businesses. It’s never an easy journey especially for small organizations that strive to take small yet impactful steps keeping in mind not just the livelihood of their workers but also the impact they have on our planet. We might be called dreamers, but we’re not the only ones. There are many out there like us who dream of a better world, and what excites us is that there are people who believe in supporting our dreams.
Meet Meera Jain aka The Green Mum, a superwoman donning the role of an eco-blogger, a teacher, and a mother every single day. We asked her the secret to her sustainable mantra of living an eco life, read on to hear what she had to say. Read about her most important discovery I have made through adopting a sustainable lifestyle.
Do you know that feeling, standing in front of a closet full of clothes and still not knowing what to wear? I sure do, and this feeling most often leads to mindless shopping and accumulation of clothes that are ‘disposable’ or meant to be worn for a short term only. In short, it’s the beginning of an unsustainable vicious cycle adding to the horrific carbon footprint of the fast fashion industry.
In this week's #goodtribe interview, we bring you someone that is part of this incredible community! We are talking about Hala Scandar, founder of Dandarah. Dandarah is a brand created with the mission of empowering egyptian artisans and their communities, selling their fashion accessories, pottery, bags, and more! Check it out!
Currently, the world only recycles 67 million tons of waste and garbage, when there is more than 260 million tons that can be recycled! Well, our two heroes set their mission to fight against this statistic through recycling and upcycling.
Have you ever wondered who made your clothes? Here at The Good Tee we wholeheartedly believe in Fashion Revolution which is a global movement calling for a fair, safe, clean and transparent fashion industry. Supply chain transparency is at the forefront of what we believe in. I had an amazing opportunity to speak to two good humanswho followed their passion of giving back to communitiesand openly share stories about who makes there products. Check out our latest Good Tribe interview with John Pritchard of Pala Eyewear and Christal Earle of Brave Soles.
Moving towards conscious living, is no easy path. One of the challenges of becoming more self-conscious is knowing what you buy and how it affects the world. Finding the right brands that suit you and do good can be challenging. Meet the inspirational Emily Waddell, a girl who like all of us, was trying to find her way through the sustainable and ethical world, until one day she decided to share it with all of us! She created The Honest Consumer, a place where she talks about sustainability, mental health, social impact, and more. And through her sister site Give A Damn Goods she also shares some of the best sustainable brands that are doing good and changing the world. Check out this weeks #goodtribe interview.
What exactly does it mean to live sustainably?Every day we make choices that affect the environment, the climate and other species. From what we eat to what we purchase, there’s a lot we can do to “choose” and reduce our environmental footprint. Thankfully, there are amazing people on and offline that make it easier for us to learn about what steps we can take to be better to our one and only home planet. Supporting sustainability leaders who are advocates of social justice and environmentalism will help you expand your horizons and it helps in making positive changes easier.
This week we introduce you to another hero from our #GoodTribe, an inspiring good human helping our communities and our planet. The incredible human: Ben Higgins! We all fell in love with him during his appearance on The Bachelor, now get ready to fall in love with him again. His compassion extends to his work life and we are super excited to talk to Ben about his latest projects, including Generous Coffee and his book. Ben co-founded Generous Coffee, with the main mission and heart to serve communities! Imagine taking a sip of coffee and knowing that you just changed someone else’s life! Well, Ben is making it happen.
Hey, it’s National Send a Card to a Friend Day! And what’s better than giving a fun greeting card to our loved ones and making them laugh? Giving a greeting card that is 100% recycled and sustainable, and that can be planted to transform it into beautiful wildflowers and making them laugh!! How fun is that?
Life is too short to wear boring clothes, right? By boring we clearly mean unethical and unsustainable fashion of course, because fast fashion is just so passé. Well, what are the alternatives you may ask? The answer is... stick with us and we’ll hook you up!
The Good Gen - An inspiring generation of seniors who are living it up with ebullient vigor and giving us #lifegoals. Yes, that’s how we would like to define the seniors, a generation often isolated and stereotyped as vulnerable, yet we have many examples of extraordinary seniors who are setting examples for us all, and reiterating the fact that age isn’t a matter of how old you get but really about how many years of fun you’ve had. We back that up with proof as we had a virtual rendezvous with the fun, creative, and happy 66 years old (read 20 something years old) Zippy Sandler.
Forget 30 under 30, when it comes to seniors, (elders aged 55+) this generation, is on fire. Seniors are often projected in society as vulnerable, and sad to say mostly we as a society have not been inclusive. While there are many seniors who do need support, there is also a generation of seniors doing some pretty amazing things at their age.
Sustainability expert Solitaire Townsend famously said, “Wear clothes that matter.” Gone are the days when sustainable fashion was unheard of, and the only few options that were available, catered only to women. Let’s face the facts, sustainable fashion and styling...
In today’s digital world none of us can do without a phone, right? Well we think, then none of us should do without the sustainable, compostable Pela Case for our phones either. Why may you ask? That's because it’s the easiest way we all can help in keeping 1 BILLION pounds of plastic from being made. And, less than 10% of all plastic ever gets recycled. Learn more about Jeremy Lang and his sustainable solutions for conventional plastic. Living green just got easier. Check out The Good Tee Blog.
In 2017 Yara founded Scoria, a sustainable brand of biodegradable cork yoga mats that believes in reconnecting with lost creativity and working towards enhancing mental and physical well-being that is focused on giving back to society.Scoria creates products that encourage a youthful mindset such as playfulness, imagination, and story-telling, packed in biodegradable packaging. Check out our latest Good Tribe Interview.