Wild-Grown, Sustainable and Fair Trade Products by African Botanics

Powerful plant-based ingredients in each of these potions act as a little love letter to South Africa

Born from ongoing homesickness and a desire to use powerful, wild-grown and sustainable ingredients from South Africa, African Botanics was founded in 2012 by LA-based South African couple Julia and Craig Noik. The lush products (from rich Marula oils to scrubs and seaweed-infused serums) are each a little love letter to their country, its people and connection to nature. Right now, the brand is donating 20% of …

Coffee Manufactory’s Transparent and Fair Business Model

Seeking the perfect supply chain starts with promoting small farms

The total contribution of the coffee industry to the US economy is around $225 billion per year—a statistic that stems from a 2015 tallying. Worldwide, the effects of its popularity permeate even the most remote locales. Unfortunately, however, many hubs for coffee bean production are systematically cut out of the earnings. Others act as middlemen in a lengthy supply chain and their employees are oftentimes …

Buriti and Cotton Hammocks

Made by the Yawalapiti indigenous tribe in Xingu Park, Brazil and brought to Brooklyn by Incausa

Brooklyn-based Incausa continues to work relentlessly on their mission to financially support, empower and preserve indigenous tribes in Brazil via unique social business endeavors. They are now working with the Yawalapiti for the first time, after Incausa founder Vinicius Vieira de Vieira visited them at the Aldeia Multi Etnica event last summer. (He notes that the last census marked about 170 Yawalapiti people left in …