Retail Focus: HGC x RonRobinson, Jeremy Scott’s Exclusive LA Shoe Launch and Made in America Favorites

  Buying local seems like it could be a challenge, but at LA’s iconic RonRobinson, it’s actually a piece of cake. With an outstanding collection of gorgeous goods from all around the world, one would think that everything costs hundreds of dollars and is made in factories overseas. But one of the many reasons why […]

Retail Pioneers: Warby Parker’s New Swoon-worthy Spring Specs

Hello Spring! What a crazy year 2016 has been so far! February was a great month filled with travel, new friends and the discovery of new #hgcapproved brands. But first things first- one of my all-time favorite HGC-approved brands, Warby Parker just launched the brand’s latest Spring 2016 collection of eye-catching shades featuring bold frames […]

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 […]

Cause of the Day: Nashelle’s GRACE touches hearts and helps fight cancer

  About a year ago, I discovered the amazing Nashelle accessories line while walking the trade show floors in Las Vegas. I fell in love with the brand’s gorgeous handmade jewelry and feeding hunger promise. This Bend, Oregon based line has an admirable pay it forward mission: to help those in its’ community and beyond. […]

Beauty for Thought: STOP THE WATER WHILE USING ME’s Mission for Sustainability

Beauty for good means investing in products that make you look good, feel good and give back. But what actually makes these products good? The STOP THE WATER WHILE USING ME! Skincare line is the perfect example of an earth and community conscious brand that embodies the essence of “good” in all aspects. From the […]

HGC’s Biggest Gift Guide Ever: The Greatest Giving Gifts for 2016

Editor’s Note: At House of G&C, so much of what we do is based sharing and continuing to discover new brands that look good, do good and give back. Because the industry of social enterprise business models, sustainable fashion companies, small businesses (and larger corporations alike) continues to grow and more and more people want […]

Retail Focus: Fortress of Inca Puts People First

I’m excited to introduce a new HGC-approved brand, Fortress of Inca, a footwear company based out of Austin, TX that is dedicated to sustainable production, intricate design and putting their employees at the top of their business priorities. Fortress of Inca is a fashion for good company that puts people and perfecting the process first. In 2004, founder Evan Streusand discovered […]

Holiday Photo Shoot 2015: ‘Tis the Season for Gifting for Good

Editor’s Note: Many people have inspired me throughout the years. My teachers, my friends, my family, my co-workers, friends who are musicians, writers, actors, producers, business owners- basically everyone- because I love people. They have the power to do so much, to inspire, to create, to help, but most importantly to give. Lately, I’ve really […]

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 […]

Around Town CA: 6 Ways to Celebrate #GivingTuesday

Congrats! You made it through all of the official retail consumer shopping days: Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. How much did you spend? Luckily, I only spent about $100, because I wanted to save some extra cash and time for my favorite day: Giving Tuesday!  This day is focused on the great […]

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