Designer GOODS: Denik’s Army of Activist Artists Changing the World

I grew up as a restaurant kid, spending most of my days after school sketching in notebooks and writing short stories. Sometimes I would sketch in my make believe house made of cardboard boxes in the office, or sometimes I would sit on the steel kitchen counters in the back and draw on paper plates […]

Designer GOODS: Stronger Together with Me to We’s Rafiki Bracelets

Editor’s Note: Being a world changer is easier than you think. When you shop Me to We bracelets and accessories, you are making a difference in the lives of families through health, education, food, and water initiatives. Me to We’s rafiki chains are bracelets made by mothers in Kenya, and each Me to We purchase […]

DESIGNER GOODS: Falling Whistles, Rebel Fashion with a Cause

Everything about a Falling Whistles necklace conveys a message of power- from its design and symbolism, to its purpose to inspire knowledge, action and change. I had discovered Falling Whistles a few years back and fell in love with the brand. The story and work behind the brand is to simply to Be a WHISTLEBLOWER for PEACE […]

Designer GOODS: The Shine Project’s stylish accessories support student scholarships

Editor’s Note: I’m always on the hunt to find new HGC-approved brands from all around the world, but I LOVE when I find more brands and new businesses that are based here in the States. It’s so rewarding to be able to share the stories of the founders that look good, do good and give […]

DESIGNER GOODS: Wear a piece of Detroit on your heart

Trial and error- that’s how Rebel Nell founder, Amy Peterson describes the first two years of launching the brand with her dedicated and dynamic team. Fast forward to 2016, the Detroit-based, Rebel Nell brand is carried in over 40 boutiques, art galleries and museums nationwide. Rebel Nell is an artistic, edgy jewelry brand that is […]

Designer GOODS: Made with Kurandza, the heart and soul of Mozambique

Personal stories of discovery, travel and meeting new life long friends are my favorite. One new story I’m excited to share with you is from California native, and Kurandza founder, Elisabetta Colabianchi. With an interest in fashion and a passion for health care advocacy, Colabianchi traveled the world (Italy, Mexico, Argentina, and Switzerland- just to name a […]

Designer GOODS: Warm Up this Holiday with Craft’d Scarves

It’s almost time for that brisk fall air to settle in soon, and I’m super excited about it. In LA and KC it definitely hasn’t been scarf season, but when it comes, I’ll be ready. Craft’d with Love scarves are the perfect way to stay warm and do good because this small organization has a […]

Designer GOODS: GREENOLA STYLE celebrates 5 years of fair trade fashion

  Change your look, Change a life. It’s easily said and easily done with GREENOLA STYLE‘s awesome assortment of accessories including earrings, bracelets and rings, necklaces, and beautiful blockprint scarves. Thanks to social media and word of mouth from a small-but constantly growing socent community (social entrepreneur) you get to meet like-minded creative folks and […]

Designer GOODS: Together California’s Gorgeous Glam Gear Saves the Planet

Many of the greatest ideas or collaborations are discovered during every day activities such as lunch, daily commutes, or in Lily Chehrazi and Benedict Barrett’s case- on their first date. About three years ago, the pair started exchanging ideas about how they could collaborate creatively and how they could make a difference in the fashion […]

Designer GOODS: Wearing upcycled cans because we CAN DO GOOD together

The name says it all. Literally. Canned GOODS re-purposes tin cans into beautiful look good, do good, give back jewelry. And for every item purchased, Canned GOODS donates one can of food through the CAN DO GOOD program. Pretty cool. In fact, all of these upcycled accessories are handmade in Denver, CO and give back to […]