Did you know The Savvy Elephant is a women owned company? There has been a big emphasis around supporting specific groups of people and we agree it is important to empower under represented groups, but it is not the only criteria to make it into our store and your home. Check out these women owned brands that also go above and beyond; to keep you, your family and our planet healthy, with sustainable products that are beautiful and ethically crafted.
|Michelle Cairlo-Hayes is an award-winning artist, creator and story-teller inspired by fables and legends. She photographs and illustrates each inspiration and weaves images together to create unique digital collages. Environmentally responsible Michelle uses reclaimed wood, discarded books and non-toxic varnish on all her original pieces or art. SHOP NOW|
|Hilana is a women owned, certified B Corporation manufacturing zero waste products with no dyes, no chemicals and no extra water. In three years Hilana has saved more than 5 tons of cotton from going to landfills and they are just getting started. Fair trade practices results in jobs for marginalized communities that pay a living wage and support the Denizli ancient weaving practice. SHOP NOW|
We think these products are perfect gifts for anyone looking to support female social entrepreneurs committed to making a sustainable impact with regenerative products that encourage a circular economy.
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Fund literacy and protect the planet when you buy books from Certified B Corporation, Better World Books. To date Better World Books has donated over 31 million books, raised over $32 million to fund literacy programs and libraries and reused or recycled over 386 million books keeping them out of our landfills.
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AKS - Two sisters passionate about women's development and the planet established Aks which in Urdu language means reflection. 80% of women's lives in emergent nations is connected to textiles so they focus on manufacturing a product connected to the lives of women. Hand embroidered sneakers are made using Fairtrade certified organic cotton with 100% natural rubber outer soles. No plastic, no man made synthetics, no toxic chemicals and no blends makes it safer for the women picking the cotton and saves 92% water compared to conventional cotton. The hand embroidery preserves a heritage craft and results are comfortable, beautiful, one of a kind, lightweight, naturally bio-degradable sneakers. What you wear is a reflection of you so shop AKS now.
VIVAIA offers a wide selection of comfortable, stylish women's shoes that are eco-friendly and zero waste by using upcycled materials and 3D technology. Plastic bottles are recycled to make thread, wool comes from happy sheep, infused herbs neutralize insole odors, carbon-free outsoles, simple packaging from recycled cardboard and a commitment to audit and monitor factory conditions for fair, safe employee first working conditions using renewable energy. Flats are machine washable, heeled shoes hand washing recommended. Click on your personal style and step into conscious comfort.
Santicler manufactures beautiful, easy to care for women's apparel, made with nontoxic materials from renewable resources for the lowest environmental impact . Committed to social responsibility, material ethically sourced and zero waste processes. Packaging is recycled or biodegradable materials without compromising on quality. As summer winds down we encourage you to jump to their site and get ready for cooler weather with soft, luxurious apparel and accessories. Shop Santicler products.
East Fork Pottery takes a stand for social equality. Partnering with community outreach organizations to stretch outside their comfort zone; paying employees a living wage, they are now working towards increasing wages to a family living wage. Receiving Carbon Neutral Certification and B Corporation Certification has inspired them to make even greater changes. East Fork's About Page was part of our inspiration for starting The Savvy Elephant. AND we haven't even touched on how stunning and beautiful their pottery is! See for yourself by clicking through to the East Fork Website.
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