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Every Thursday, BeeHive highlights a company or organization focused on profit & purpose that has us positively Smitten!

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Every Thursday, BeeHive highlights a company or organization focused on profit & purpose that has us positively Smitten!

Interested in being featured?
Submit your info below.









Bright Endeavors

  • Aug 29, 2019

Bright Endeavors
Social Enterprise
Sustainability
the Little Market
survivors of abuse
Survivors of homelessness
paid job training

Current Stats: Founded by homeless-outreach advocates Stephanie Piccirilli and Joan Pikas in 2007; Based in Chicago; Assisted 4,500+ young mothers; 2,600 Instagram Followers

Hobbies: Donating 100% of proceeds from their premium soy candles to empower young moms, kids, and their communities; Selling sugar scrubs and soaking salts via the Little Market, a fair-trade online retailer specifically for social enterprises; Being featured in major publications like Shape Magazine, Forbes, Real Simple, and People Magazine

What’s Up: Bright Endeavor strives to intervene early in lives of at-risk young moms, many of whom are survivors of homelessness, neglect, and/or abuse.

The organization’s 16-week paid job-training program for mothers ages 13-24 includes life-skills, job-skills, and financial-literacy classes.

Why We’re Smitten: Bright Endeavors provides young mothers with paying jobs while developing their career skills and their futures. Graduates of the program increase their income by an average of 450%! Wow! 

What we love most about Bright Endeavors is the way the organization empowers young women to empower themselves.

We are so smitten with companies, people, and organizations who empower others, and Bright Endeavors is a perfect example. 

Creek Baby Outfitters

  • Aug 26, 2019

Creek Baby Outfitters
10% back
Water.org
Organic Beauty products
Better Beauty 
Pregnancy Safe skin care

Current Stats: Founded in 2015 by Misty Duffy; HQ Located in Yellville, Arkansas; Sold in 38 Whole Foods locations; Producer of organic skincare and outdoor apparel; 35% + repeat customers in 2019; 1700 Instagram followers

Hobbies: Donating 10% of net profits to Water.org; Working on new skin care and cosmetic blends, and t-shirt designs; Exploring the outdoors 

What’s Up: Founder Misty Duffy discovered a gap in the beauty market while searching for safe, unscented acne treatment during her pregnancy. 

After testing her DIY creations on herself and friends, she launched Creek Baby, a line of fragrance-free organic beauty blends because pregnant women deserve good skin too!

Why We’re Smitten: Our Co-Founder, Sarah, also noticed the lack of safe acne skincare available during her pregnancy so we are totally Smitten with Creek Baby.

Creek Baby’s recent expansion into additional retail locations and addition of new employees proves that you can do good for the earth, your skin, AND make a profit. #profit4good

Women entrepreneurs who find innovative solutions to everyday problems are the bees knees!

SCC Materials

  • Aug 14, 2019

Southern Crushed Concrete
SCC Materials
Social Impact
LEED
Construction Industry
Texas Construction
Concrete Recycling 
TACA

Current Stats: Founded in 1991; Led by Managing Director Rich Henderson; 205 employees;  HQ in The Woodlands, TX; #1 concrete recycler in Texas.

Hobbies: Recycling Concrete, Asphalt and Sand Products throughout Southeast Texas; Building bikes for kids with local partner organization, Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association; Establishing a Hurricane Harvey recovery fund to help employees; Raising money for the local Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night event and the American Heart Association with their team for the Heart Walk 

What’s Up: SCC saves 1.5 cubic yards of landfill space annually. The company actively participates in LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) projects as their recycled concrete is recognized as a creditable LEED item.

SCC’s internship program for Civil/Mining, Mechanical, and Environmental engineers develops and trains the next generation in the construction industry to ensure a sustainable future. SCC works diligently to manage over 100 permits with multiple regulatory agencies including TCEQ, MSHA, and The City of Houston to ensure no harm comes to the local environment.

Why We’re Smitten: SCC recycles locally produced resources without depleting natural resources and reducing emissions by minimizing transportation time.

Highway construction is a way of life in ever-growing Texas. We love that SCC has found a way to reduce emissions, decrease concrete in landfills, and preserve the natural resources generally utilized for concrete production.

We’re positive smitten with Southern Crushed Concrete’s positive impact on the construction industry.

HP

  • Aug 09, 2019

HP
Sustainability
CSR
Corporate Citizenship
SDG
ESG

Current Stats: Founded in 1939; HQ in Palo Alto, CA; led by President and CEO Dion Weisler; 55k employees; HP Sustainability Twitter account has19.5k followers; $58.5 BILLION in revenue (2018); Dow Jones Sustainability Indices & 8 other organizations rank HP as one of the world’s most sustainable companies

Hobbies: Winning the 2019 Energy Star Partner of the Year Award; Celebrating their diverse Board of Directors – the most diverse board among top tech companies; Registering 26+ patents in 2018; boasting an incredible 73% engagement rate among employees

What’s Up: HP’s sustainability strategy focuses on Planet, People, & Community. The company is working toward a more efficient, circular, and low-carbon economy.

HP is exceptionally transparent about their progress in reaching their serious sustainability goals. Achieving zero deforestation with HP paper and paper-based product packaging, recycling 1.2 million tons of hardware and supplies, and transitioning to 100% renewable electricity are just a few of their many ambitious goals. 

Why We’re Smitten: In 2018, HP’s Sustainable Impact programs drove more than $900 Million in new revenue! 

We couldn’t find a better example of #Profit4Good! 

The company is focused on a positive social impact and making money on the journey. We’re totally smitten with HP!

QUA Organic Hair Care

  • Aug 02, 2019

Organic Hair Care
Organic Shampoo and Conditioner
Sustainable beauty 
Bar shampoo
Bar conditioner
Best bar shampoo and conditioner
sustainability

Current Stats: Founded by Monique Cohen in 2014; Based in Joshua Tree, CA; 16,000 sales via Etsy; 5,000 five-star ratings on Etsy

Hobbies: Making organic shampoo, conditioner, lotion, and body scrub bars for all; utilizing products that are good to the earth to make products that are good to you

What’s Up: After trying other popular shampoo/conditioner bars we were unimpressed. Our hair was under-moisturized and frizz-city. A friend highly recommended QUA Organics and we immediately noticed the difference with the first shampoo.

Between the both of us, we have either a lot of curly/frizzy hair or blond thick hair. QUA was better than any other bar shampoo or standard shampoo we’ve ever tried. 

Talk about shiny, moisturized locks !

Why We’re Smitten: At BeeHive, we are continuously looking to up our sustainability efforts in all aspects of our lives. 

Unfortunately, some sustainable products can sometimes be less effective. QUA is the first switch we’ve that has been better than the usual products.

We love love love it! And with 16,000 sales we love that this female founder is making a profit while helping the planet. 

Kimberly-Clark

  • Jul 28, 2019

Kimberly-Clark Sustainability 
CSR
Corporate Citizenship
Sustainability 2022
Social Impact
Kimberly-Clark launches ambitious sustainability Initiative

Current Stats: HQ in Irving, TX; Led by CEO Michael D. Hsu; 41,000 employees; 28,000 Twitter followers; 4,000 Instagram followers; 2018 total profit of $9.5 billion 

Hobbies: Teaching communities about safe hygiene practices and helping build/repair toilet infrastructure for those in need with their Toilets Change Lives initiative;Providing diapers and wipes to families in need through their No Baby Unhugged program; Cofounding the Alliance for Period Supplies to help women and girls in need of these fundamental items; Being named one of the top 100 best companies for working moms

What’s Up: Kimberly-Clark will be 150 years old in 2022 and has launched an ambitious sustainability plan to celebrate. 

 Their Sustainability 2022 strategy tracks the company’s progress in five strategic areas: 

*Social Impact – improve the well-being of 25 million people 
*Forrests & Fiber – innovate their tissue products to reduce their natural forrest footprint by 50%
*Waste & Recycling – extend their zero-waste mindset
*Energy & Climate – reduce greenhouse gases
*Supply Chain – uphold their commitment to human rights, worker safety, anti-corruption, & environmental action

The company is serious about sustainability. They met their goal to reduce greenhouse gas by 27% four years early, & then doubled their target.

Why We’re Smitten: We love companies that care for their employees, the planet, and the community while making a profit! We love it even more when they meet their sustainability goals early and move the target forward to do more good.

Kimberly-Clark epitomizes #Profit4Good. We love how they represent our lone star state. 

Altstadt Brewery

  • Jul 18, 2019

Altstadt Brewery
Altstadt Beer
Sustainable Production and Consumption
Sustainability

Current Stats: Established in 2016;  Founded by the Scripps family; Located in the Texas Hill Country near Fredericksburg; Follows the standards of Reinheitsgebot or the “German Beer Purity Law”, that calls for all beers to be brewed with only 4 ingredients: hops, barley, water, and yeast

Hobbies: Delighting culinary tastebuds while satisfying beer drinkers with an Old-World European brewery experience that has Texas heart and German soul; Using top-notch German Brewing equipment; Sourcing local ingredients; Applying the latest brewing technology to traditional brewing practices; Hosting brewery tours, concerts, weddings, family gatherings, & corporate events

What’s Up:  Altstadt sources locally and reduces emissions whenever possible, including use of Scripps Family beef from nearby pastures.

The restaurant’s delicious offerings are made in-house to reduce their carbon footprint. With the pending addition of a kitchen garden, they will further reduce their carbon footprint. 

Altstadt beers are brewed with the water from their own deep spring well. Doesn’t get more local than that.

Why We’re Smitten:  Like most people, we’re fans of a cool beer on a hot night.

We love that Altstadt embodies a respect for the local community, the craft of brewing, and excellent local products, all while building a sustainable business.

Canna Cycle

  • Jul 11, 2019

Cannabis News
CannaCycle
Cannabis 
Sustainability 
ESGs
Global Cannabis Partnership

Current Stats: Founded by J.J. Kaplan and Sam Penny in early 2019;Based in Eureka, CA; Placed more than a dozen bins in the Bay Area

Hobbies: Planning their upcoming expansion into Southern California; Staying on the forefront of responsibly handling cannabis waste by partnering with Humboldt Grower’s Guild to establish Sugar Hill that creates biodegradable cannabis packaging to reduce industry waste at the start of the supply chain

What’s Up: Cannabis is now legal for medicinal or recreational purposes in 40 states. Legalization requires regulation of packaging and that increases industry waste.

As a result of the industry’s rapid growth, a global organization, the Global Cannabis Partnership (GCP), was recently formed. The nonprofit standardizes sustainability, social justice, safety, and other important issues across the industry.

Canna Cycle is on the cutting edge of cannabis sustainability. Their business is ready to tackle the new standards of the GCP and handle what Chelsea Burman of KindPeoples says is the “astronomical waste” produced by the cannabis industry.

Why We’re Smitten: 

Canna Cycle’s founders want to remind the cannabis industry that it was “built on old-school hippies and growers who were sustainable on all aspects.” They believe it can be sustainable once again.

We are totally smitten with innovative companies that get a jump on social impact issues. Canna Cycle is at the forefront of leadership in reducing cannabis waste at a time when  responsible industry standards is a growing concern. 

Profiting for good, getting the jump on sustainability for an emerging industry, and collaborating to solve problems… that’s our jam!

TAMGA Designs

  • Jul 04, 2019

Current Stats:  Founded by husband and wife team, Yana and Eric Dales;  sold by retailers in 5 countries; serving customers in more than 20 countries; Highlighted in HuffPost, Well to Do, & Chatelaine Magazine.

Hobbies: Ensuring fair wages, family health insurance, training & growth opportunities, and no forced labor for their workers; giving back 1% to the planet; working with the Sumatran Orangutan Society to replant indigenous flora in the Sumatran rainforest

What’s Up: TAMGA utilizes the world’s most sustainable fibers & dyes.

The company tracks the environmental impact of each garment they produce and is the gold standard of clear and compelling reporting in the social impact space. Since being founded the company has:

  • Avoided 7,302kg of CO2 emissions
  • Saved 4,255 kWh of energy 
  • Saved 29,157 liters of water

Why We’re Smitten: We love the bright colors and fun feel of the TAMGA clothing line. Knowing we can buy these gorgeous outfits, help the environment, and the workers who create them – it doesn’t get any better!

TAMGA’s commitment to “better fashion for a brighter future” provides a shining example within the fashion industry. All fashion brands should follow their lead and focus on people, the planet, and the future of fashion.

We’re so incredibly smitten with the brand’s social impact & gorgeous designs! It’s no wonder their 1,000+ customers agree with us. 

They are the epitome of #profit4good!

3M

  • Jun 27, 2019

Current Stats:  Valued at $33 Billion; 1st quarter 2019 sales of $7.9 Billion; Produces almost 55k products; 110k followers on Instagram; 1.44 Million followers on Twitter; More than 90,000 employees currently led by Chairman and CEO Mike Roman

Hobbies:  Rocking the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for 19 years; Consistently one Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies; Upgrading the Scotch-Brite® Heavy Duty Scrub Sponges sold in the U.S. to be made with 100% recycled scrubbing fibers. 

What’s Up: This month 3M joined the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Circular Economy 100 (CE 100). The CE 100 unites businesses, governments, and universities to collaborate on the transition to a circular economic model. The platform focuses on doing more with less by designing for the prevention waste, reuse of products, and the recycling of materials.

Why We’re Smitten:  Knowing that 3M has committed to the RE 100, a global leadership initiative committed to source 100% renewable energy, and the CE 100, makes us feel good about our love of buying colorful post-its.

3M’s commitment to “embed sustainability into every new product” has us totally smitten. The company makes roofing materials that improve air quality and multi-layer films that improve solar panel efficacy. What is this magic?

We love companies that take bold steps to solve global issues! 3M is proving how to be a leader in corporate citizenship while making a profit. Hello, did you see that $33 Billion valuation?!?!

Bright Endeavors

  • Aug 29, 2019

Bright Endeavors
Social Enterprise
Sustainability
the Little Market
survivors of abuse
Survivors of homelessness
paid job training

Current Stats: Founded by homeless-outreach advocates Stephanie Piccirilli and Joan Pikas in 2007; Based in Chicago; Assisted 4,500+ young mothers; 2,600 Instagram Followers

Hobbies: Donating 100% of proceeds from their premium soy candles to empower young moms, kids, and their communities; Selling sugar scrubs and soaking salts via the Little Market, a fair-trade online retailer specifically for social enterprises; Being featured in major publications like Shape Magazine, Forbes, Real Simple, and People Magazine

What’s Up: Bright Endeavor strives to intervene early in lives of at-risk young moms, many of whom are survivors of homelessness, neglect, and/or abuse.

The organization’s 16-week paid job-training program for mothers ages 13-24 includes life-skills, job-skills, and financial-literacy classes.

Why We’re Smitten: Bright Endeavors provides young mothers with paying jobs while developing their career skills and their futures. Graduates of the program increase their income by an average of 450%! Wow! 

What we love most about Bright Endeavors is the way the organization empowers young women to empower themselves.

We are so smitten with companies, people, and organizations who empower others, and Bright Endeavors is a perfect example. 

Creek Baby Outfitters

  • Aug 26, 2019

Creek Baby Outfitters
10% back
Water.org
Organic Beauty products
Better Beauty 
Pregnancy Safe skin care

Current Stats: Founded in 2015 by Misty Duffy; HQ Located in Yellville, Arkansas; Sold in 38 Whole Foods locations; Producer of organic skincare and outdoor apparel; 35% + repeat customers in 2019; 1700 Instagram followers

Hobbies: Donating 10% of net profits to Water.org; Working on new skin care and cosmetic blends, and t-shirt designs; Exploring the outdoors 

What’s Up: Founder Misty Duffy discovered a gap in the beauty market while searching for safe, unscented acne treatment during her pregnancy. 

After testing her DIY creations on herself and friends, she launched Creek Baby, a line of fragrance-free organic beauty blends because pregnant women deserve good skin too!

Why We’re Smitten: Our Co-Founder, Sarah, also noticed the lack of safe acne skincare available during her pregnancy so we are totally Smitten with Creek Baby.

Creek Baby’s recent expansion into additional retail locations and addition of new employees proves that you can do good for the earth, your skin, AND make a profit. #profit4good

Women entrepreneurs who find innovative solutions to everyday problems are the bees knees!

SCC Materials

  • Aug 14, 2019

Southern Crushed Concrete
SCC Materials
Social Impact
LEED
Construction Industry
Texas Construction
Concrete Recycling 
TACA

Current Stats: Founded in 1991; Led by Managing Director Rich Henderson; 205 employees;  HQ in The Woodlands, TX; #1 concrete recycler in Texas.

Hobbies: Recycling Concrete, Asphalt and Sand Products throughout Southeast Texas; Building bikes for kids with local partner organization, Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association; Establishing a Hurricane Harvey recovery fund to help employees; Raising money for the local Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night event and the American Heart Association with their team for the Heart Walk 

What’s Up: SCC saves 1.5 cubic yards of landfill space annually. The company actively participates in LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) projects as their recycled concrete is recognized as a creditable LEED item.

SCC’s internship program for Civil/Mining, Mechanical, and Environmental engineers develops and trains the next generation in the construction industry to ensure a sustainable future. SCC works diligently to manage over 100 permits with multiple regulatory agencies including TCEQ, MSHA, and The City of Houston to ensure no harm comes to the local environment.

Why We’re Smitten: SCC recycles locally produced resources without depleting natural resources and reducing emissions by minimizing transportation time.

Highway construction is a way of life in ever-growing Texas. We love that SCC has found a way to reduce emissions, decrease concrete in landfills, and preserve the natural resources generally utilized for concrete production.

We’re positive smitten with Southern Crushed Concrete’s positive impact on the construction industry.

HP

  • Aug 09, 2019

HP
Sustainability
CSR
Corporate Citizenship
SDG
ESG

Current Stats: Founded in 1939; HQ in Palo Alto, CA; led by President and CEO Dion Weisler; 55k employees; HP Sustainability Twitter account has19.5k followers; $58.5 BILLION in revenue (2018); Dow Jones Sustainability Indices & 8 other organizations rank HP as one of the world’s most sustainable companies

Hobbies: Winning the 2019 Energy Star Partner of the Year Award; Celebrating their diverse Board of Directors – the most diverse board among top tech companies; Registering 26+ patents in 2018; boasting an incredible 73% engagement rate among employees

What’s Up: HP’s sustainability strategy focuses on Planet, People, & Community. The company is working toward a more efficient, circular, and low-carbon economy.

HP is exceptionally transparent about their progress in reaching their serious sustainability goals. Achieving zero deforestation with HP paper and paper-based product packaging, recycling 1.2 million tons of hardware and supplies, and transitioning to 100% renewable electricity are just a few of their many ambitious goals. 

Why We’re Smitten: In 2018, HP’s Sustainable Impact programs drove more than $900 Million in new revenue! 

We couldn’t find a better example of #Profit4Good! 

The company is focused on a positive social impact and making money on the journey. We’re totally smitten with HP!

QUA Organic Hair Care

  • Aug 02, 2019

Organic Hair Care
Organic Shampoo and Conditioner
Sustainable beauty 
Bar shampoo
Bar conditioner
Best bar shampoo and conditioner
sustainability

Current Stats: Founded by Monique Cohen in 2014; Based in Joshua Tree, CA; 16,000 sales via Etsy; 5,000 five-star ratings on Etsy

Hobbies: Making organic shampoo, conditioner, lotion, and body scrub bars for all; utilizing products that are good to the earth to make products that are good to you

What’s Up: After trying other popular shampoo/conditioner bars we were unimpressed. Our hair was under-moisturized and frizz-city. A friend highly recommended QUA Organics and we immediately noticed the difference with the first shampoo.

Between the both of us, we have either a lot of curly/frizzy hair or blond thick hair. QUA was better than any other bar shampoo or standard shampoo we’ve ever tried. 

Talk about shiny, moisturized locks !

Why We’re Smitten: At BeeHive, we are continuously looking to up our sustainability efforts in all aspects of our lives. 

Unfortunately, some sustainable products can sometimes be less effective. QUA is the first switch we’ve that has been better than the usual products.

We love love love it! And with 16,000 sales we love that this female founder is making a profit while helping the planet. 

Kimberly-Clark

  • Jul 28, 2019

Kimberly-Clark Sustainability 
CSR
Corporate Citizenship
Sustainability 2022
Social Impact
Kimberly-Clark launches ambitious sustainability Initiative

Current Stats: HQ in Irving, TX; Led by CEO Michael D. Hsu; 41,000 employees; 28,000 Twitter followers; 4,000 Instagram followers; 2018 total profit of $9.5 billion 

Hobbies: Teaching communities about safe hygiene practices and helping build/repair toilet infrastructure for those in need with their Toilets Change Lives initiative;Providing diapers and wipes to families in need through their No Baby Unhugged program; Cofounding the Alliance for Period Supplies to help women and girls in need of these fundamental items; Being named one of the top 100 best companies for working moms

What’s Up: Kimberly-Clark will be 150 years old in 2022 and has launched an ambitious sustainability plan to celebrate. 

 Their Sustainability 2022 strategy tracks the company’s progress in five strategic areas: 

*Social Impact – improve the well-being of 25 million people 
*Forrests & Fiber – innovate their tissue products to reduce their natural forrest footprint by 50%
*Waste & Recycling – extend their zero-waste mindset
*Energy & Climate – reduce greenhouse gases
*Supply Chain – uphold their commitment to human rights, worker safety, anti-corruption, & environmental action

The company is serious about sustainability. They met their goal to reduce greenhouse gas by 27% four years early, & then doubled their target.

Why We’re Smitten: We love companies that care for their employees, the planet, and the community while making a profit! We love it even more when they meet their sustainability goals early and move the target forward to do more good.

Kimberly-Clark epitomizes #Profit4Good. We love how they represent our lone star state. 

Altstadt Brewery

  • Jul 18, 2019

Altstadt Brewery
Altstadt Beer
Sustainable Production and Consumption
Sustainability

Current Stats: Established in 2016;  Founded by the Scripps family; Located in the Texas Hill Country near Fredericksburg; Follows the standards of Reinheitsgebot or the “German Beer Purity Law”, that calls for all beers to be brewed with only 4 ingredients: hops, barley, water, and yeast

Hobbies: Delighting culinary tastebuds while satisfying beer drinkers with an Old-World European brewery experience that has Texas heart and German soul; Using top-notch German Brewing equipment; Sourcing local ingredients; Applying the latest brewing technology to traditional brewing practices; Hosting brewery tours, concerts, weddings, family gatherings, & corporate events

What’s Up:  Altstadt sources locally and reduces emissions whenever possible, including use of Scripps Family beef from nearby pastures.

The restaurant’s delicious offerings are made in-house to reduce their carbon footprint. With the pending addition of a kitchen garden, they will further reduce their carbon footprint. 

Altstadt beers are brewed with the water from their own deep spring well. Doesn’t get more local than that.

Why We’re Smitten:  Like most people, we’re fans of a cool beer on a hot night.

We love that Altstadt embodies a respect for the local community, the craft of brewing, and excellent local products, all while building a sustainable business.

Canna Cycle

  • Jul 11, 2019

Cannabis News
CannaCycle
Cannabis 
Sustainability 
ESGs
Global Cannabis Partnership

Current Stats: Founded by J.J. Kaplan and Sam Penny in early 2019;Based in Eureka, CA; Placed more than a dozen bins in the Bay Area

Hobbies: Planning their upcoming expansion into Southern California; Staying on the forefront of responsibly handling cannabis waste by partnering with Humboldt Grower’s Guild to establish Sugar Hill that creates biodegradable cannabis packaging to reduce industry waste at the start of the supply chain

What’s Up: Cannabis is now legal for medicinal or recreational purposes in 40 states. Legalization requires regulation of packaging and that increases industry waste.

As a result of the industry’s rapid growth, a global organization, the Global Cannabis Partnership (GCP), was recently formed. The nonprofit standardizes sustainability, social justice, safety, and other important issues across the industry.

Canna Cycle is on the cutting edge of cannabis sustainability. Their business is ready to tackle the new standards of the GCP and handle what Chelsea Burman of KindPeoples says is the “astronomical waste” produced by the cannabis industry.

Why We’re Smitten: 

Canna Cycle’s founders want to remind the cannabis industry that it was “built on old-school hippies and growers who were sustainable on all aspects.” They believe it can be sustainable once again.

We are totally smitten with innovative companies that get a jump on social impact issues. Canna Cycle is at the forefront of leadership in reducing cannabis waste at a time when  responsible industry standards is a growing concern. 

Profiting for good, getting the jump on sustainability for an emerging industry, and collaborating to solve problems… that’s our jam!

TAMGA Designs

  • Jul 04, 2019

Current Stats:  Founded by husband and wife team, Yana and Eric Dales;  sold by retailers in 5 countries; serving customers in more than 20 countries; Highlighted in HuffPost, Well to Do, & Chatelaine Magazine.

Hobbies: Ensuring fair wages, family health insurance, training & growth opportunities, and no forced labor for their workers; giving back 1% to the planet; working with the Sumatran Orangutan Society to replant indigenous flora in the Sumatran rainforest

What’s Up: TAMGA utilizes the world’s most sustainable fibers & dyes.

The company tracks the environmental impact of each garment they produce and is the gold standard of clear and compelling reporting in the social impact space. Since being founded the company has:

  • Avoided 7,302kg of CO2 emissions
  • Saved 4,255 kWh of energy 
  • Saved 29,157 liters of water

Why We’re Smitten: We love the bright colors and fun feel of the TAMGA clothing line. Knowing we can buy these gorgeous outfits, help the environment, and the workers who create them – it doesn’t get any better!

TAMGA’s commitment to “better fashion for a brighter future” provides a shining example within the fashion industry. All fashion brands should follow their lead and focus on people, the planet, and the future of fashion.

We’re so incredibly smitten with the brand’s social impact & gorgeous designs! It’s no wonder their 1,000+ customers agree with us. 

They are the epitome of #profit4good!

3M

  • Jun 27, 2019

Current Stats:  Valued at $33 Billion; 1st quarter 2019 sales of $7.9 Billion; Produces almost 55k products; 110k followers on Instagram; 1.44 Million followers on Twitter; More than 90,000 employees currently led by Chairman and CEO Mike Roman

Hobbies:  Rocking the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for 19 years; Consistently one Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies; Upgrading the Scotch-Brite® Heavy Duty Scrub Sponges sold in the U.S. to be made with 100% recycled scrubbing fibers. 

What’s Up: This month 3M joined the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Circular Economy 100 (CE 100). The CE 100 unites businesses, governments, and universities to collaborate on the transition to a circular economic model. The platform focuses on doing more with less by designing for the prevention waste, reuse of products, and the recycling of materials.

Why We’re Smitten:  Knowing that 3M has committed to the RE 100, a global leadership initiative committed to source 100% renewable energy, and the CE 100, makes us feel good about our love of buying colorful post-its.

3M’s commitment to “embed sustainability into every new product” has us totally smitten. The company makes roofing materials that improve air quality and multi-layer films that improve solar panel efficacy. What is this magic?

We love companies that take bold steps to solve global issues! 3M is proving how to be a leader in corporate citizenship while making a profit. Hello, did you see that $33 Billion valuation?!?!