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Every Matter Product is sustainably made, regionally sourced, and raises awareness and funding for a group working on a social need at hand. Our business is focusing on creating new, healthy markets that contribute intelligently to our communities. We like to put our heart and soul into what we are creating and believe that our products should work for us instead of the other way around. We see so many win, win, win opportunities ahead and hope that you really enjoy them!
BirdProject, founded by Tippy Tippens, is creating black, bird-shaped glycerin soaps to help fund groups working on oil spill cleanup due to BP’s Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Disaster. 50% of profits go to Gulf Restoration Network and International Bird Rescue. Each Soap contains a handmade ceramic bird made from Louisiana Clay, which remains as your keepsake once the outer soap has washed away.
Through the daily act of washing, you will eventually free the clean, white ceramic birds inside – potent symbols of restoration and recovery. The soap is shaped to be cradled in your hand and is a powerful representation of all creatures affected by the spill.
The soaps are made by Sweet Olive Soap Works [Emily is a third generation soapmaker and New Orleanian] of natural, locally sourced ingredients: …full story here
Education MATTERS: For this new product for Social Change, Cécile Thalmann and Adel Kassem, friends and designers based in Milano, have designed this lovely new toy for Matter which helps to advance literacy.
Fusing fun and reading, Rabbits for Reading is a napkin which folds into a Rabbit Puppet, a Rabbkin! Supporting the love of reading and donating 20% of profits to STAIR, a New Orleans tutoring group helping elementary school students succeed and build confidence.
Recognizing the importance of children’s education, upon seeing Cécile and Adel’s beautiful rabbit concept, I connected it with the important need for raising the literacy rate in New Orleans, and thought this lovely bunny could help inspire children to read and fall in love with reading. We are so excited to bring the Rabbkins to you!…full story here