SPRING 2015: The Goods

Hurrah! The very first bonJOY box is in your hands! What'd you think did you love it? Is it what you expected? What was your favorite piece? Tell us everything! 

We wanted to give you the lowdown on each of the items featured and the brands and organizations they support. There's a whole lotta good behind each one! So, without further ado, here you go:

Sea Green Mermaid Small Accessories Pouch
Nomi Network
[retail: $18]
What's not to love about a pouch? We figured it was a great way to kick off our box in hopes you'd soon be filling it with great finds from new-found beauty sources. It's designed in New York and made in Cambodia from recycled rice bags, with an eco-friendly liner.
GOOD FACTOR: Their manufacturer specifically employs trafficking survivors and women at-risk in Phnom Penh.

Raspberry Citrus Invigorating Facial Wipes
Rooted Beauty
[retail: $5.99]
Gotta love good quick care for the face. These are full of nutrients and antioxidants and high on the "refreshing" scale! While we tend to save wipes for travelling, it's reallllly hard not to use these on a daily basis (so we don't resist). 
GOOD FACTOR: Each product is paired up with a woman who needs funding for all sorts of projects, which a portion of sales go toward. You can track your impact (and each project's progress) on their website.

Bar Soap
The Hope Soap Project
[retail: $8]
These scent-i-ful bars bowled us over. We want to eat them. (We don't suggest this.) We love bar soap for its short list of ingredients, and this small business has a big heart and eco-friendly conscience, crafting each bar by hand and wrapping it with seed paper. Come on spring, we have some planting to do!
GOOD FACTOR: 25% of profits are donated to the A21 Campaign. 

 

JOY Bracelet (custom!)
S.O. Loved
[retail: $16]
When we approached Sherri about doing a custom piece, she was so supportive and accommodating! Obviously we wanted it to say "joy," and we specified that sweet coral hue and asked for a little sparkle, and she delivered a sweet, lovingly made staple for our wrists! Since so many of you asked, she's now made the piece available in her store (click on the product title above to shop) for you to shop or share. Do check out her online store -- there are so many great pieces to stack with this one. It's just the beginning!
GOOD FACTOR: S.O. Loved employs survivors and single mothers who have been trafficked or find themselves in shelters. But they go beyond that to give 10% of sales back to shelters who are on the front lines.

 

Berry Mint Lip Butter
Rooted Beauty 
[retail: $4.99]
This is now truly a can't-live-without item. Beautiful coconut and cocoa butters in a clever (and responsible) compostable tube... yes please! And the flavor -- nailed it.
GOOD FACTOR: Each product is paired up with a woman who needs funding for all sorts of projects, which a portion of sales go toward. You can track your impact (and each project's progress) on their website.

More to come! Subscribe for summer's box full o' goodness, and check out our album of pictures you sent us. And, if you got the box... leave us a review! We'd love to hear your thoughts.