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Monday, October 18, 2021

Products That Give Back: February’s Cool Outrageous Stuff

These products are as meaningful as they are completely cool and unique.

This month, check out the products included in our “Cool Outrageous Stuff” section, all of which can be found in our February issue.


Lip Love

The Lip Therapy Gift Set from Blue Heron Botanicals acts as a bundle of nourishing, ultra-rich organic lip goodness—with conditioning glosses formulated to heal and hydrate delicate skin. The female-owned, NorCal-based company is committed to eco-conscious practices through the production of small-batch, premium-quality products composed of locally sourced ingredients. Beyond the fully compostable packaging, a portion of funds from every product sold is donated to SEE Turtles and the Billion Baby Turtles Initiative. $44 at www.blueheronbotanicals.com


The Bag that Gives Back

Lulu Dharma’s collection of vegan, sustainable, and consciously created handbags are both  fashion-forward and altruistic. Fifty percent of the profits from The Woven Weekenders go to Kiss The Ground, a fund that supports land stewards from around the globe in their transition to safer practices for people, soil, and climate. Additionally, it promotes advocacy and education around the world. Ten percent of the fund goes to grassroots projects on environmentalism and social justice. $175 at www.luludharma


Wear your Dream Vacation

Inspired by nature and handmade in paradise, Catherine Weitzman Jewelry is an eco-conscious collection offering luxurious, wearable accessories. Weitzman, a classically trained metalsmith, hand-makes every piece using high-quality recycled metals and natural elements—such as leaves, branches, flowers, and coral—found in her own beachy backyard in Honolulu, Hawaii. She donates on an ongoing basis to Surf Rider Foundation, an organization dedicated to protecting the world’s oceans and beaches. $123 at https://www.catherineweitzman.com


Shoes with a Smaller Eco Footprint

Raum Goods creates ethically sourced items with all-natural materials. Each shoe is handmade by a skilled group of artisans in southern Turkey who have been making shoes for over five generations. All products are shipped in natural linen bags, and a biodegradable outer shipping envelope made from corn. The company has partnered with One Percent for the Planet to donate 1% of its yearly sales to a variety of approved nonprofits and charities. $155 at www.raumgoods.com


Fit and Fashionable

PSK Collective is a sustainably sourced activewear line founded by legendary World Rugby Hall of Famer Phaidra Knight, in partnership with The Powell Companies Real, LLC (TPCR).  The brand focuses on unleashing young women’s inner athletes through fashion that speaks to optimism, independence, and achievement. The trend-focused pieces merge sportswear with streetwear. Sizes range from XS-3XL. Diversity, inclusivity, and equality are driving factors of PSK Collective’s brand, with 15% of all profits benefiting the Women’s Sports Foundation. $36-$69 at www.walmart.com

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