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Hydrapak + Bottle Bright = Brilliance!

Not often is a socially and ecologically conscious company also extraordinarily practical.  But the people behind Bottle Bright have made the connection!  There are many wonderful companies and nonprofit organizations that make fantastic impacts on the world but sometimes the items sold aren’t always necessities.

Chances are you may be one of the many people who carry a reusable water bottle, or at least have tried one.  Some of you may enjoy being active and carry a hydration pack with you on long outings.  Or you bring your travel coffee mug with you to work every morning.  No matter who you are, chances are pretty good that you have or have tried a reusable drink container.  But, man, are they a pain to clean (if you can figure out how to clean them at all…).

The guys behind Bottle Bright had the same problem.  After enduring a long bike ride with weird tasting water, they realized that they had two choices. They could clean their packs with bleach or live with stinky, gross tasting water.  The guys resolved to create a new cleaner bottle unlike anything before.

Bottle Bright is an all natural cleaner, meaning no harsh chemicals and 100% biodegradable ingredients.  The packaging was chosen to reduce landfill waste by using recycled materials and making the end product recyclable as well.  It also promotes the use of reusable containers, thereby reducing waste created by disposable containers (not to mention, less energy is spent on creating those containers when people reuse their containers).

80% of illnesses in developing countries are water related.  There have been countless efforts to provide a clean water source to those most in need, which is fantastic!  But many have overlooked a step.  What good is clean water if it must be carried and stored in a dirty container?

bottle brightFor every purchase of Bottle Bright, the same amount is donated to people in developing countries.  Hydrapak offers hygiene education as well as donations of Bottle Bright.  The best part is, it is easy to use, safe to handle, easy to carry with you.  The cleaning solution can be discarded directly onto the ground with no ecological repercussions.  It also promotes domestic jobs as it is made in the USA.

The people at Hydrapak and Bottle Bright really got it right!  They are helping people desperate for clean water by helping them to keep their water clean.  Their product is so practical and simple and there will always be a need for clean containers, in both developed and developing parts of the world.

Look out world, there’s a new baby in town Baby Teresa

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Clothing is one of the many basic needs of babies throughout the world. Though for some, that is one need that is hard to meet.  Baby Teresa was founded in 2009 by two moms who were looking to give something back.  With so many of their friends … [Continue reading]

Clothe Your Neighbor As Yourself

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Clothe Your Neighbor as Yourself (CYNY) is a nonprofit clothing company dedicated to changing the face of poverty through clothing.  The founder, James Barnett, was raised in middle-class America by a religious family.  They went to church regularly … [Continue reading]

Elephant Landing empowering the women of India

Elephant Landing was started in November 2013 by husband and wife Caroline and Jayden, to benefit women struggling in India.  In 2001, Jayden first visited rural India to start an orphanage with his parents.  Once the orphanage was up and running, he … [Continue reading]

Jacob’s Scarves: Supporting Education and Artisan work

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Jacob’s Scarves is a small apparel company working to provide high-quality jobs and education to people in disadvantaged communities.Founder Kiri Berdan started the company in 2012 after visiting Zhongshan, China to teach English there for a … [Continue reading]

JC Denim Co.: Fighting Sex Trafficking in Cambodia

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Jeans from JC Denim Co. are handcrafted by young women in Cambodia rescued from situations of sexual exploitation.The Australia-based company partners with Destiny Rescue Cambodia. Destiny Rescue is an organization that rescues young women from … [Continue reading]

Half United: Fighting Hunger, Fashionably

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Half United is a rugged-chic jewelry and apparel company focused on fighting hunger. Siblings Christian and Carmin Black founded the company in 2009 in Wilmington, North Carolina, starting from very humble beginnings.With just $200 to invest in … [Continue reading]

Sevenly

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Sevenly is a non-profitable organization founded in 2011 with the mission of leading a generation towards prosperity. It is based on a simple, core believe that ‘people matter’. This organization launched the now global ‘cause art’ movement and … [Continue reading]

Even Your Toothbrush Can be Sustainable!

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Being an eco-friendly consumer means making responsible buying choices with all of your purchases, from your choice of the car you drive all the way down to… yes, your toothbrush.The toothbrushes from Humble Brush (based in Sweden) are 100% … [Continue reading]

Kammok: Camping Gear with Social Impact

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Austin, TX-based Kammok makes high-tech hammocks, blankets, and other camping gear. They are a certified B-Corporation and a member of 1% For the Planet. B-Corp certification means that they are a for-profit company verified to have sustainable and … [Continue reading]

FASHIONABLE: Leather and Jewelry Made by Women

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FASHIONABLE makes high quality leather products and jewelry for women that balance stylish elegance with rustic sturdiness. The mission of the company is to provide jobs to women (both locally and globally) who would otherwise have trouble accessing … [Continue reading]

Alaffia: Diversifying Humanities

There are numerous brands out there that contribute to the betterment of man, but none is as diverse or as passionate as Alaffia. Founded by Olowo-n’djo Tchala and Prairie Rose Hyde, this brand takes social empowerment to a whole new … [Continue reading]

Information on Solar Power from Clarus Power

When people think of going green, they often imagine reusing bags at the grocery store, buying local produce and carpooling with their neighbors.  They foresee small, day-by-day actions compounding to create a more sustainable lifestyle and a … [Continue reading]

Have You Heard the Buzz About Bombas?

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Bombas built their company around the notorious fact that socks are the most requesting clothing item by homeless shelters. "Bombas are socks engineered and designed to look better, feel better and with a mission to help those in need."With every … [Continue reading]

Out of Print

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Out of Print is a non-profitable organization which celebrates its favorite stories while promoting literacy in undeserved communities. For every product sold, Out of Print donates a book to a community in need through their charity partner, Books … [Continue reading]

Article 22: The Peacebomb – Dropping love right on your doorstep!

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Nothing would be cooler than being able to wear an actual bomb and the people at Article 22 have helped to make that dream a reality! They have teamed up with Laos artisans to make sleek, stylish and just plain amazing jewelry out of recovered … [Continue reading]

Tukula Helping Women to Help Themselves

It may be shocking that Ugandan women are among the poorest in the world. They are often illiterate and typically unpaid or not making enough to support their families.  These women are usually the head of their household and struggle to send their … [Continue reading]