SMOOTH Digestive Superpowder

$55

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Made to help with digestion, AYNI’s SMOOTH Digestive Superpowder comprises consciously sourced organic superfoods, prebiotics and digestive enzymes that are highly bioavailable—meaning they are absorbed into the body rapidly and effectively. Including turmeric and cinnamon (to decrease inflammation, which also reduces constipation and gas), Maqui Berry and naturally occurring prebiotic Inulin increase good bacteria, while green papaya and quinoa provide plenty of fiber to benefit digestion. Sprinkle the powder into shakes or granola, make a golden milk, or simply add it to water—for those who especially enjoy the cinnamon-forward flavor. Each jar contains 30 servings, and every purchase results in a donation to One Tree Planted and Survival International.

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An extension of the Parks Project’s “Leave It Better Than You Found It” campaign, this DIY Park Pick Up Kit comes with all of the tools necessary to clean your local public land. Featuring two recycled bags, gloves and a paper insert with information from the National Park Service (NPS), this ensemble encourages positive action, no matter whether you’re tidying a beach, a park or your own backyard. Best of all, each purchase supports the National Parks Conservation Association’s efforts to engage new park advocates.

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LA-based Women’s Center for Creative Work (WCCW) identifies nine core values when outlining the ways in which they foster and champion feminist creatives, communities and practices. First on the list is that WCCW remains “a place that affirms that art, creativity, and imagination have intellectual, personal, and political value. No art is neutral, it is either transforming or upholding the status quo… Art is a form of dissent.” Their pack of five postcards incorporates this value and others. All proceeds are put back into the organization which connects and supports the community through their workspace, events, exhibitions and more.

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Issue 010 Fridge Magnets

$6

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Designed by Nicole Whitted for Junior High, this set of magnets features 75 words and 19 blanks for making statements, writing poems or leaving messages. A 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Junior High exists as a publication, podcast, physical space (that they hope to reopen soon) and online store that strives to support, celebrate and serve marginalized artists. They’re able to amplify the work of women, queer and nonbinary artists and artists of color through crowdfunding, donations, sponsors and memberships (and, when possible, events and exhibitions). All their expenses are transparently listed online for those hoping to make a donation or purchase.

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Handwoven in Sacatepéquez, Guatemala from 100% cotton, this DittoHouse grid pillow cover combines contemporary design and traditional craft, with a brocade pattern and bold colors. 50% of the profits from its sale go to the Trama Textiles Almaya Fund, which works directly with Mayan artisans. The initiative aims to secure fair wages for women artisans working at 17 weaving cooperatives across several regions in Guatemala’s Western Highlands and preserves the communities’ traditional textile arts.  

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Available exclusively on NTWRK, a content-driven shopping platform, comic book editor Sammy Harkham teams up with Brain Dead on a hoodie designed to accompany their collaborative 72-page comic book, a “message in a bottle” meant to “celebrate independent comics, bookstores and artists” in the aftermath of 2020. The comic features work by Geoff McFetridge, Julie Doucet, Charles Burns and others, and a portion of profits from the comic and hoodie will be donated to the Arts for Healing and Justice Network, a non-profit providing arts education to incarcerated youth in LA.

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And Me Civil Rights T-Shirt

$20

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In the style of Experimental Jetset’s popular “&” shirts, this “And Me” T-shirt calls out four major movements and organizations that have shaped the fight for civil rights in America: the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and Black Lives Matter (BLM). Proceeds from the sale of each shirt will benefit the Tides Network non-profit—a group that assists other non-profits focused on equality and human rights with fiscal tools, policy-making and even collaborative workspaces. The shirts are cotton and available in black or white colorways.

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Africa boasts nearly 20,000 miles of surfable coastline, and surf company Mami Wata celebrates the vastness of the continent’s surfing history as well as the rising interest amongst younger generations. Their debut book’s 300 pages contain contributions from Africa’s top surfers, photographers and cultural commentators in the form of 50 essays and 200 photos. Altogether, it’s a colorful and cheerful celebration of the culture, both on and off the water. Proceeds will be donated to two organizations: Waves For Change and Surfers Not Street Children. Price is in GBP.

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Coast Salish Pattern Baby Blanket

$179

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Seattle-based Eighth Generation is an art and lifestyle brand owned by Snoqualmie Tribal People and founded in 2008 by artist, activist and educator Louie Gong (Nooksack). Best known for their wool blankets designed by various artists from different tribes, the brand purveys lovely items for the home. One of our favorites, the “Coast Salish Pattern” baby blanket, is designed by Gong herself and crafted from 100% merino wool. The gray and white pattern, based on traditional Coast Salish weaving, is appealing on either side, and has been double-knit for extra warmth. It comes in a box with gold customizable labels for giving as a gift, and 5% of all blanket sales go to the Inspired Natives Award.

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2021 Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar

$15

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Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar raises money for individuals currently incarcerated in maximum-security prisons. This year marks the 20th iteration of the calendar, and its theme is “a generation of support through the bars.” Art and words have been provided by Grae Rosa, Herman Bell, Veronza Bowers, David Campbell, Saima Desai, Damon Locks, Tom Manning, Nidal el-Khairy, David Gilbert, Gord Hill (aka Zig Zag), Eric King, Jaan Laaman, Paul Lacombe, Joy Powell, Richard Rivera, Laura Whitehorn, Linda Evans and Susan Rosenberg, Xinachtli and others. Proceeds from the sale of the 32-page, full-color calendar will benefit organizations including Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association (Palestine), Release Aging People in Prison, Civil Liberties Defense Center and the Rosenburg Fund for Children.

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“Male Art Not Good” Socks

$15

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With all profits from their sales put back into Junior High, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, these socks do more than offer a little humor. Founded by Faye Orlove, LA-based Junior High aims to give marginalized individuals a voice within the arts. Their “Male Art Not Good” socks are made from 100% cotton and have been designed and made in LA.

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“Greetings from BKLYN” Fundraiser Print

$24

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Produced at the Lower East Side’s Lucky Risograph, artist Ronald Wimberly’s signed “Greetings from BKLYN” print portrays the power of Black Lives Matter protests and incorporates the names of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Eric Garner and many other victims of police violence. Proceeds from the print’s sale go to Solutions Not Punishment Collaborative, a black trans- and queer-led organization aiming to foster community safety. The striking four-color artwork, which measures 7.5 by 11 inches, is printed on warm white 80lb cover vellum paper.

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NYC Fundraiser T-Shirt

$75

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From Brooklyn-based Judi Rosen, this T-shirt makes a very clear statement with art by OKS (aka Oksana Todorova). All profits from sales are donated to the Bronx’s The Friendly Fridge BX and Harlem’s The Barrio Fridge—two organizations that work to reduce food waste and feed NYC communities. This shirt is crafted from fabric that’s been sustainably milled and sewn in California, and has been designed and printed in New York.

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Limited Edition Future Retrieval “Mycology Monday” Print

$350

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Future Retrieval—the collaborative project of artists Guy Michael Davis and Katie Parker—contribute their limited edition print “Mycology Monday” to Fort Makers’ Dreamscapes sale. Half of the proceeds from sales will be donated to Henry Street Settlement Food Access Initiative, an emergency home delivery food pantry organized by Henry Street Settlement and Vision Urbana, which provides essential groceries for those facing food insecurity. The delightful fungi-focused artwork (available in an edition of 30) has been screen-printed on 290gsm coventry rag and measures 20 by 16 inches. Take a look online at all the other artworks available in the Dreamscapes project.

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With all proceeds benefitting the Women’s Center for Creative Work (WCCW) in LA, Making Art During Fascism by Beth Pickens is part zine and part activity book. Designed and riso printed by WCCW, the 24-page publication is just one of many works available from the community- and creativity-driven hub.

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Calming Temple Balm

$32

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Each 0.9-ounce container of Haoma’s Calming Temple Balm comes infused with 75mg of full-spectrum CBD, which helps nourish dry and damaged skin and reduces stress and anxiety. For best results, warm a small amount of balm between two fingers and apply to the temples each morning. The balm can also be applied at night to the nine major pulse points. Plant-based, vegan and cruelty-free, the formulation comprises chamomile, skullcap, lemon, American ginseng, ylang ylang and vetiver. For those who suffer from allergies to certain terpenes and extracts, Haoma’s transparent ingredient list offers plenty of information. Plus, every Haoma purchase plants one tree through a partnership with Trees.org.

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