ARTICLES

“New Orleans Puts a Bird in It: Soap, Louisiana” I’m so excited for our BirdSoaps to have been included in National Geographic Traveler’s World Market 2014 Holiday Gift Guide!
- National Geographic Traveler

“Five Artists to watch: West Elm Local – Thank you to Bond PR for including us in this inspiring group of New Orleans creatives!”
- Bond

“Big thanks to Shopify for being a featured Success Story! See a short interview on our beginnings + some behind the scenes how-to’s here.”
- Shopify Ecommerce University

“Check out my article/feature on GFDA! My 2 cents on digging deep and creating from a place of integrity.”
- Good Fucking Design Advice

“Meet the Maker: Tippy Tippens’ Check out the making of BirdProject & our progress now that we’re about 4 years in.”
- Grommet Feature

“Take a shower, clean the gulf.’ Big thanks to Carol Pulitzer for this lovely feature in NolaVie!”
- NolaVie

“How Tippy Tippens continues to grow her business Matter through crowdfunding around a specific cause.’ Excited about the work that Makeway is doing – ‘A guide to artisanal innovation.”
- Makeway

“What We Make Matters: My Efforts to Help those Affected by Climate Change – check out my first op-ed discussing climate change & the ever important need for sustainable decision-making, thank you GOOD!”
- GOOD Magazine

“Tippy Tippens launches Indiegogo campaign for new sustainable product line’, So appreciate the post to the amazing people at InvadeNOLA”
- InvadeNOLA

“Honored to be in the GOOD 100, named as one of 100 people ‘pushing the world forward.’ See it here: ‘GOOD 100: Meet Tippy Tippens, Designing for Social Change.’Thank you GOOD & GOOD community!”
- GOOD Magazine

“Big thanks to Goodlifer for including BirdProject Soap in your feature Good Stuff: Be like Water.”
- Goodlifer

“Thank you for the awesome post Design Milk, we are such fans! ‘Beautiful design mixed with a good cause gets mad love in my book and that’s just what New Orleans-based do-good designer Tippy Tippens brings with MATTER INC’.”
- Design Milk

“Thank you to the kind folks at Climbur for this interview chatting about inspiration and creativity, read the full post here.”
- Climbur

“Thrilled to be part of the GOOD 100, featured as one of the people ‘pushing the world forward in 2013.’All 100 are in the current print issue (oohlala!) & featured in depth, one-a-day online, check out all of the amazing work & progress, thank you so much to the team at GOOD.”
- GOOD Magazine

“Merci Beaucoup to the Culture-ist for featuring BirdProject & Matter in this post – The BirdProject artfully aids Gulf Recovery.”
- Culture-ist Magazine

“Appreciate inclusion in this article on the continued growth of crowdfunding and being a finalist in Crowdfunder’s CrowdImpact in Dowser (who’s solving what and how).”
- Dowser

“Merci Beaucoup to Trend Hunter via Given Goods for this lovely feature: ‘Matter Inc. creates products helping local and global communities’ ♥♥!”
- Trend Hunter

“International Bird Rescue gives us a partner shout out, did you know we’ve donated $18,000 to our partner groups thus far? This awesome post describes what they love about Bird Project- please tell us, what do you love?.”
- International Bird Rescue

“Love it when a quiet little object is able to convey an entire story— it’s like product poetry.” Merci Beaucoup to ‘Designy Things’ for the lovely post! Love this description – Click to check out the full story.”
- Designy Things

“Interviewed in this great article about Propeller’s new incubator space for social entrepreneurs, Go Propeller & Go Andrea Chen!”
- The Times Picayune

“Check us out in NOLA’s weekly the Gambit, ‘Wrapping it Up.’ Featured at Mid-City’s newest boutique söpö!”
- The Gambit

“Merci Beaucoup to TreeHugger for including the Birdies in their Green Gift Guide! Love this quote – ‘Swap the novelty bar for BirdProject Soap’s black and white birds with a story.’”
- TreeHugger

“Wow! The BirdProject is in People Magazine’s Holiday Gift Guide, thank you to Daily Grommet & People Magazine!”
- People Magazine

“Thrilled to be in Content’s Christmas Issue, find us on page 8 ‘Giving Good’ – glad to have a new friend in London!”
- Content

“Merci, we’re excited to be featured on Golden Gate Audubon’s blog as a gift for birders – very tweet!”
- Golden Gate Audubon

“A big ole’ thank you & mmmwah to InvadeNOLA for the lovely interview! ‘Bird in Hand’ Interview with Tippy Tippens”
- InvadeNOLA

“See the video of our presentation at the New Orleans Museum of Art here as well as a cool write up on our guerilla biking signage for New Orleans: ‘GOOD Ideas for Cities: Designing Guerrilla Bike Signage’”
- GOOD Magazine

“Neighborland writes about our guerrilla signage for the Broad to Bayou Bikeway! Also see second article about Bike to Bus – our site which sends text directions bike to bus using the newly released RTA Data”
- Neighborland

“Cool! Our Better Biking Team Project for Neighborland + GOOD Ideas for Cities was written up in GO NOLA for our Broad to Bayou signage & bikebusnola.com”
- GO NOLA

“Thank you R.Home and Brandon Fox for including the Birdies in your July/August edition, see the Birdies on p.96. We heart you Richmond, Virginnie!”
- R.Home, Richmond Magazine

“In this wonderful interview with Jocelyn Musters about her company GOOD LUXE, who now carries the Birdies in Hong Kong, she mentions BirdProject as one her new fave ethical products. Thank you Jocelyn!”
- Sassy Magazine, Hong Kong

“‘We Matter’ Tippens’ post in InvadeNOLA in memory of BP Disaster and tattooing 2 year anniversary memorial event at Grand Isle”
- InvadeNOLA

“The Lovebirds got a shout-out in Daily Candy’s weekend guide!”
- Daily Candy

“Thank you to Mighty Goods for Featuring the Birdies!”
- Mighty Goods

“The L3C: A Low-Profit LLC Can Potentially Bridge The Gap for Social Entrepreneurs,” by Andrew Legrand (Matter is 1 of the first 8 in LA)”
- Silicon Bayou News

“Invader Guide to Shopping Local,” Dec/Jan Issue page 76″
- InvadeNOLA

“Taking a Bird in Hand”
- Blog Kevin Roberts, CEO Worldwide, Saatchi & Saatchi

“Wish List: Sustainable Gifts” See BirdProject on Slide 6!
- GOOD Magazine

“GOOD Cheer, Our Holiday Wish List: Gifts for Wearing”
- GOOD Magazine

“Twice as Nice: Cool Stuff, Giving Gifts”
- Times Picayune & nola.com

“Renegade Gifts for the Host”
- American Craft Magazine

“Good Giving guide”, page 33 in print & “Gifts for Natural Beauties” online
- Whole Living Magazine

“A decorative soap with a story and a mission”
- Times Picayune Wish Section & nola.com

“Social change, not profit, is goal of growing number of New Orleans businesses”
- Times Picayune

“Bird Project Soaps to help the coast”
- Go NOLA

“Newsletter 42: Introducing 5 New trends, happenings or products, linked to the 5 senses”
- Flux Trends Newsletter, NZ

“BirdProject : Restore the Gulf Habitat Bird by Bird”
- Mixing Reality

“Renegade Craft Fair Report”
- TimeOut Chicago

“Kickstarting Tippy & the Birds: Can a bird-shaped soap help the Gulf Coast’s oil disaster recovery efforts? What the heck is an L3C?”
- For Real Wired by Stephanie Darden of FDG {Creative}

“SENO Fellows Sheaux Fresh & Matter L3C using crowdfunding for their startups.”
- SiliconBayou News

“The ‘House’ Of The Future Is Open And Adjustable”
- PSFK

“10 N.O. startups focused on social issues to get big boost from professionals”
- New Orleans City Business

“BirdProject’s Bird-Shaped Soaps Remind us Gulf spill isn’t over”
- Ecouterre

“Symbolic soaps raise funds for oil-spill cleanup operation”
- Springwise

“5 Smart Buys for your eco-shopping list”
- Casa Sugar

Currents, page 13, April 2011 Issue
- Coastal Living

“Chirp! BirdProject helps fund Gulf Coast Recovery Efforts”
- MTV Act

“Changespotting, Birds for the Bath”
- New Zealand Herald

“Wash your hands, Clean the Gulf”
- TBD

“The future is really, really well designed”
- Kickstarter Blog

“Oil Spill Volunteer Update, Tippy Tippens”
- Audubon Magazine Blog

“A Volunteer Army”
- Audubon Magazine

BirdProject, 5 star review
- about.com

“The BirdProject: Healing ruffled feathers by design”
- The Huffington Post

“BirdProject, a Thank you gift that gives back”
- Vegan Weddings

“BirdProject: Restore the Gulf Bird by Bird”
- Mixing Reality

BirdProject Soap
- Invade Nola

“Low profit a new option for Social Entrepreneurs in LA”
- New Orleans City Business

“Wash, wash, wash your hands to reveal the ceramic bird inside”
- Design Crush

“BirdProject: Biodiesel glycerin soaps for BP Oil Spill Cleanup”
- I am the trend

“BirdProject: Handmade Soaps to benefit the Birds”
- Lost at E Minor

ANNOUNCEMENTS & EVENTS

Delighted to speak at the Kickstarter meetup at Launchpad – Tuesday, Oct. 21, 6-8pm. Bring your ideas & questions + learn about a new, New Orleans only Kickstarter initiative w/ Idea Village, 4.0 Schools, Launchpad, & Propeller!
- New Orleans, LA

Saturday, Oct. 11, 6-9pm, Frontier is excited to host another pop-up shop party for St. Claude’s Second Saturday Art Walk. Come on by & shop local! 3700 St. Claude for the beautiful, locally designed & made goods + music + drinks + eats!
- New Orleans, LA

Storytelling, pitches, and more tonight (Monday, October 6) at Chickie Wah, 5-7pm for the NOLA Tech Week kickoff! Catch Tippy sharing a story at 6pm, see you there!
- New Orleans, LA

NYC friends! Saturday, Sept. 20 – go to Pratt Institute’s Annual Alumni Art & Design Fair, we’re delighted for our goods to be part of Tythe Design’s stopTHINKshop on the beautiful Brooklyn campus!
- New York, NY

Thursday, 9.11.14 – Come to West Elm’s Meet the Makers Event, meet all of the makers that are part of the West Elm Local collection, including Matter! 6-8pm, 2929 Magazine St. & catered by Martin’s Wine Cellar – yum.
- New Orleans, LA

This Saturday, 9.13.14 – Grand Opening Party 6-9pm at our Frontier Pop-Up Shop at 3700 St. Claude! More info here, also visit us during shop hours, 12-6pm, Friday-Sunday throughout September & October, beautiful local goods in a beautiful space!
- New Orleans, LA

Coming soon! Matter is excited to be a part of the St. Claude Main Street Pop Up Retail Program – Sept. 4 will be the grand opening & also Second Saturdays for Prospect 3! Mark your calendars, we’ll be popping up w/ our über talented Frontier friends & Blissett Textile!
- New Orleans, LA

Can’t wait to visit Detroit for the first time & give a talk at the Community Round up for ACD’s (Association for Community Design) 2014 National Conference, ‘Emergence’, June 12-15!
- Detroit, MI

Super Excited for our Birthmark + Matter popup at Dirty Coast (both locals) this Saturday, May 10, to celebrate the launch of ‘Baby Love’ & ‘Warm Hug’ Blankets – c’mon out 12-4pm!
- New Orleans, LA

May 3 & 4, Excited to be in Austin again for re:MAKE! At the Palmer Events Center, so many inspiring, great makers from across the nation – see them all online here & then visit us in person!
- Austin, TX

This Saturday, excited to be part of the New Orleans Mini Maker Faire, 10-5pm, April 5, more details here + 50% off tickets!
- New Orleans, LA

Come on out to support us in the DDD, Arts Based Businesses Pitch for New Orleans Entrepreneur Week at Gallier Hall, March 26, 1-5pm!
- New Orleans, LA

On the Angela Hill show,@WWL Monday, March 24 at 1pm – what a pleasure to meet the amazing Angela, click to listen!
- New Orleans, LA

So excited to be part of SXSW at this new event of the Renegade Craft Fair, March 13 – 15 in Austin, see you there!
- Austin, TX

We’ll be at the Frenchmen Night Market, Thurs., Feb.13 6pm – 1am, c’mon by for gifts that give back for your sweetie, BFF, or selfiegifts!
- New Orleans, LA

This eve at Launch Pad, 6-9pm, do your holiday shopping while partying Launch Pad stylee! We will be there with all of our birdies + some new Matter Goods & The Sleepy Animals will be too!
- New Orleans, LA

“Come on & get your holiday shoppin’ on at Propeller! Thursday, Dec. 12, Green gifts, snacks, drinks, & tunes too!!
- New Orleans, LA

“I came to a point in my life where I realized that I would need to create my dream job.” Thank you for the interview & excited to be a coach for Revelry’s first workshop ‘Bring your idea to life’ during TribeCon! Sign up, Oct. 30!
- New Orleans, LA

Excited to present and hear fellow presenters’ inspiring stories at PechaKucha NOLA tomorrow eve, Friday, Sept. 20, 7-9pm at the Foundation Gallery, 608 Julia, see you there!
- New Orleans, LA

Happy Hour at Capdeville, today 5-7pm, Friday (8.23.13)! C’mon out to 520 Capdeville St. for a final day of crowdfunding happy hour! Raise funds for our campaign by raising your glass w/ a ‘Make it Happen’& help us raise the last bit of funding needed! Thank you so much for your support.
- New Orleans, LA

Happy Hour at Sainte Marie, 4-7pm, Thursday (8.15.13)! C’mon out to 930 Poydras for a Matter + Harvard MBA’s across America happy hour! They are in NOLA this week & Matter will have our new products on hand for you to see in person & try the special cocktail for the eve, the Pay it Forward, hope to see you there!
- New Orleans, LA

Wow! I’ve never been been on the radio before! Tune in to WWOZ, 90.7 also online & through your phone, honored to be on the amazing Murf Reeves show!
- New Orleans, LA

Help Matter make the new products by the Fall! Back us here on Indiegogo, we’re already 1/10 of the way there, thank you! Check them out: blankets, notebooks, & linens for social change & all made in NOLA!
- New Orleans, LA

Saturday, July 13, from 6 – 8pm visit Nadine Blake’s lovely shop in the French Quarter for a special event. Nadine is hosting one of her monthly meet the artist events & I’m honored to be the artist this month. The birdies are also beautifully displayed in her shop window, honored for BirdProject to be one of her famous window displays!
- New Orleans, LA

Woot, woot! Excited to be heading to L.A. tomorrow for CrowdImpact, Matter is delighted to be one of 14 companies selected to present at the Social Enterprise Forum in Santa Monica, Tuesday – April 23! In L.A.? Check out the invite here!
- Los Angeles, CA

Excited for talks at GrowNOLA by New Orleans creatives including Humid Haney, Gerard Cox, & Chris Schultz, April 4! + Use MATTERNOLA for 20% off registration! ps – Blake’s talk on a company’s identity & personality will include Matter Inc. – Thank you Blake!
- New Orleans, LA

Please follow us on Crowdfunder! We need your help in entering CrowdImpact for a chance to attend this awesome pitch event for investment in our social enterprise as well as a grant of 20K. It only takes 30 seconds, click follow, then login with linkedin or facebook – it’s easypeasy & merci beaucoup in advance!
- New Orleans, LA

Sunday evening, March 24 & come and see me at the Frenchmen Night Market, excited to try this cool venue! Will be sharing a booth with the lovely Kathleen Currie, her first market for Smoke! Look for us up front – 619 Frenchmen St., 6pm – midnight.
- New Orleans, LA

Honored to have been the humble moderator for the discussion between John Biguenet, author and playwright, and Aaron Viles, Deputy Director of Gulf Restoration Network, following the performance of ‘MOLD’ the third in the trilogy of plays on experiencing Katrina. Go see it at the CAC, a powerful performance, produced by Southern Rep.
- New Orleans, LA

Exciting day at Golden Gate University for the 2012 Bay Area Pipeline Pitch Summit, Friday Dec. 7! Truly delighted to be pitching with such an impressive & diverse group of women entrepreneurs to the 10 Pipeline Angel Investor Fellows.
- San Francisco, CA

The Birdies are in Atlanta at the ICE /Indie Craft Experience/ Pop Up Shop, November 24 – 30 at Criminal Records in Little Five Points! More info + hours here.
- Atlanta, GA

I am so honored to be a featured fellow on Propeller’s website! Will always be so grateful to Propeller for believing in me & my ideas.
- New Orleans, LA

Matter is honored to be a part of the Pavilion for the Feast Conference & Social Innovation week! Our Goods will be for sale there Oct. 5,6, jippeee!
- New York, NY

I am thrilled to be visiting Syracuse University Oct. 3, 4 to give talks to Design & Entrepreneurship students, very excited to meet you!
- Syracuse University, NY

September 21-23, 2012, We are excited to be at the Fall Gift Fair in Atlanta at America’s Mart. C’mon and see us: #E14, Floor 2, Building 1.
- Atlanta, GA

August 1, 2012, Matter is one of the first six businesses in Louisiana to become Benefit Corporations [and actually first on the LA charter]! Massive thank yous to Propeller, New Orleans Business Alliance, B-Lab, House Representative Walt Leger, & Baker Donelson Law firm for making this happen in Louisiana!
- Baton Rouge, LA

Saturday & Sunday July 21 & 22, We will be at the Renegade Craft Fair in San Francisco! It’s 11 – 7 each day at Fort Mason Center, come & see us at booth #110!
- San Francisco, CA

Monday July 16, Thrilled to be a panelist for the B-Corp workshop hosted by Baker Donelson, Propeller, & New Orleans Business Alliance!
- New Orleans, LA

Thursday July 12, GOOD Ideas for Cities Presentations at NOMA! Matter’s Founder Tippy Tippens is part of the Better biking team, see more here!
- New Orleans, LA

Through July 15, for each new email subscriber, Given Goods Company will donate $1 to give to Matter’s BirdProject partners! Please sign up this gives to Gulf Restoration Network & to International Bird Rescue, follow the link to more info.
- Boulder, CO

Moving Matter sale! 20% off of tees, totes, coasters, and tatts to help lighten our load in this summertime HEAT. Use discount code ‘MovingMatter20′ at checkout & thank you!
- New Orleans, LA

I went on a ‘First Date’ with Given Goods, a Colorado company soon to carry the Birdies as part of their ethical assortment. Check the interview, so you can go on the date too : )
- New Orleans, LA

Thank you for your votes! We received 292 total [250 required] to be eligible for the mission: small business 250K small business grant. Please twirl your fingers and toes for good luck – 12 businesses across the U.S. will receive this angel of a grant to grow their businesses.
- New Orleans, LA

B-Corps pass in the state of Louisiana! We helped testify for the passing of Benefit Corporations in the House of Representatives, read the blogpost about the fieldtrip to the art deco capital here.
- Baton Rouge, LA

Our new edition the Lovebirds will be representin’ at Model Citizens Pop-Up Shop: May 19-21 for ICFF! 52 Mercer in Soho, Open daily from 10 am – 7 pm with an opening night reception May 19, 5 – 8pm. <3 <3 <3
- Soho, NYC

Ready to Renegade! Excited to head to Austin, Texas this weekend May 19, 20 at the Palmer Center, can’t wait to see you, we will be at booth 19, right near the entrance!
- Austin, Texas

Night Market on St. Claude this Saturday – May 19! Birdies are honored to be part of this awesome market! ps – Nola’s night market was just written up in details Magazine as 1 of the top 5 in the U.S. – what what!
- New Orleans, Louisiana

A lucky Bird will win a Lovebird as part of this fundraiser at Studio in the Woods, Saturday May 12 – check out Forest-ival!
- New Orleans, Louisiana

Excited to be part of this Earth Day event at the Building Block! Saturday, April 21 at the Healing Center in the Marigny, come and see us!
- New Orleans, Louisiana

Get inked [temporarily] in honor of the 2nd anniversary of the BP Oil Disaster. Trio of temporary tattoos to choose from and raise your glass in memoriam at Grand Isle Seafood & Raw Bar, 5.30 – 7. Event with unawkward, an exciting new startup part of Launchpad’s Ignition Accelerator.’
- New Orleans, Louisiana

First annual Craft Mafia Art market in the Voodoo Garden at the House of Blues! 11-6 Saturday April 14
- New Orleans, Louisiana

What a pleasure to have been part of the speaker panel for AIGA New Orleans’ ADVANCE event – in amazing company with Robbie Vitrano, Justin Shiels, Ron Domingue, and Denise Gallagher.
- New Orleans, Louisiana

Pleasure to be on the social innovation panel for the Delta Regional Leadership Insititute’s Executive training meetings with Andrea Chen, Executive Director of Propeller & William Stoudt, Executive Director of Youth Rebuilding New Orleans.
- New Orleans, Louisiana

Thrilled to be part of the White House Forum during Entrepreneur Week – excited to hear of Social Entrepreneurship initiatives being promoted at the capitol.
- New Orleans, Louisiana

Honored to have been mentioned in David Kappos’ keynote speech during Entrepreneur Week for our philanthropic efforts building social change!
- New Orleans, Louisiana

Matter is EXCITED and honored to be one of 19 most promising Startups in the BIG IDEA event *March 16, 4pm* for New Orleans Entrepreneur Week. We will be competing for the AMAZING opportunity to win 100K!! Get your ticket & more details here.
- New Orleans, Louisiana

Re-live the inspiring evening at Tulane or see them for the first time, TEDxTU! All of the talks are now online, including Matter’s founder, Tippy Tippens’ talk, ‘Obsessing over the things that Matter
- New Orleans, Louisiana

BirdProject at the NY Gift Fair at the Model Citizens booth! Come & see us, Jan. 29 – Feb. 3 at the Javits Center
- New York, New York

Matter is now a community parter with Tulane’s Center for Public Service & offering internships for 2012! More info + Apply here.
- New Orleans, Louisiana

Birdies in NOLA’s Green Light District! Come out to this Green Holiday event – we will be at Spruce from 5 – 9 pm, Dec. 8!
- New Orleans, Louisiana

BirdProject featured on the Martha Stewart Show as part of Whole Living’s Green Gift Guide Recommendations!
- The Hallmark Channel

Birdies are part of The Art of Giving at the Ogden! Admission to the museum is free, 6 – 8 pm Dec. 2, 2011
- New Orleans, Louisiana

BirdProject on Good Morning New Orleans, Channel 26 WGNO for the Art of Giving at the Ogden!
- New Orleans, Louisiana

Matter Founder, Tippy Tippens, TEDxTU speaker on November 3, 2011
- New Orleans, Louisiana

BirdProject at Voodoo, find us at Gulf Restoration Network’s tent!
- City Park, Nola

SENO in the News! “New Orleans social entrepreneurs make both social and economic impact” nola.com

On the host committee for GRN’s Fall Fundraiser at Susan Spicer’s Mondo!
- New Orleans, Louisiana

“Arts for Art’s Sake” BirdMaking at the Occassional Wife!
- New Orleans, Louisiana

BirdProject at the First Annual Street Fare Derby
- New Orleans, Louisiana

“Best Project via Dirty Laundry at Chicago’s Renegade Craft Fair”
- Chicago, Illinois

“9th Annual Renegade Craft Fair”
- Chicago, Illinois

Matter Founder, Tippy Tippens teaching a Skillshare class on Crowdfunding in NOLA!
- New Orleans, Louisiana

Speaker on Social Innovation Panel at Secondline Conference!
- New Orleans, Louisiana

BirdProject part of Model Citizens NYC 2011! This year’s exhibition at the Chelsea Art Museum for Design Week + ICFF
- New York, New York

Interview with Haworth Business Students for SENO

Matter L3C is a 2011 SENO Fellow in their New Ventures Accelerator Program!!
- New Orleans, Louisiana

BirdProject heads to Austin for its first Renegade!
- Austin, Texas

BirdProject at The Front, Group Show – 3.12.2011
- New Orleans, Louisiana

4 MBA’s from DePaul University help BirdProject while visiting New Orleans
- New Orleans, Louisiana

BirdProject can be found on Gulf Restoration Network’s Fundraiser Page!

BirdProject met it’s Fundraising for Startup on Kickstarter!