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Behind the Brand: Dogeared

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Dogeared is one of the first companies to become a Certified B-Corp. They are passionate about giving back, creating opportunity, being socially responsible and environmentally conscious.

With each piece made from recycled/recyclable and sustainable materials and handcrafted in the United States, we are excited to feature their necklaces in our June/July 2018 summer box!

We chatted with Marcia Maizel-Clarke, founder of Dogeared to learn about the brand and why it’s important they remain a social impact company.

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Image via HerCampus

Why and how did you start Dogeared?
Dogeared started as a creative outlet. I was working in the retail/wholesale world and decided to do a fun creative venture by selling all kinds of homemade stuff at the Rose Bowl Swap Meet – eyeglass chains, jewels, etc. I was laid off my job, and decided to just see if our jewels would sell at a real live. store. I called a friend of mine who was buying for Macy’s jewelry and she bought the line for 10 doors. That was our first big buy 27 years ago!!

We realize you are committed to being a social impact company. Please share why this is important to you.
From the beginning we wanted to make a difference in people’s lives. We do that two ways; our jewelry moves people and inspires them and we use our business as a force for good.

We have always been giving back in our personal lives, but did it just that way – personally. We did not talk about it publicly it was just part of how we like to show up to the world – in service. When we had the opportunity to have this amazing business, we were so grateful to the B-Corp movement for giving us guidelines for how to be socially aware, conscious and do better inside and outside of our walls. When you are running a business, sometimes you just don’t think about things. You are in the day to day. For any company now, it’s expected that you are socially-conscious to even compete in the world, so we are happy to have some history on our side, and some parameters to keep us striving to do better and better.

What is the most fun part of your business?
Being part of our customer’s giving experiences. We are a jewelry/message company and we get all kinds of communication about how Dogeared made all the difference with our customers and their gifting experience. We just met someone whose mother has been gifting her Dogeared for 10 years, a necklace a year – each selection dependent on what was happening in that year for her – LOVE!!!

What is the most challenging part of your business?
The financial side of things.

What three words best describes you?
Happy, loving, strong.

Who is your lifestyle icon?
I like anyone that is living an integral life, and is putting good energy into the world.

What advice do you have for other entrepreneurs?
Go for it and commit! Regardless of what happens, you will learn and grow. We make lots of mistakes as we are human, but we know that the most growth comes from these times and “growing pains.”

Believe, believe, believe, and if you need a little reminder, I am sure we have a necklace for that! 🙂

 

Excited for Dogeared? Subscribe now to reserve a June/July box and to customize your necklace style!

 

 

Inside the December/January Box

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We carefully curate each LOVE GOODLY box with healthier products, always vegan, nontoxic and cruelty-free beauty and skincare that you can use every day. Click here to learn more about banned ingredients.

The last box of 2017 features 5 full-sized products that showcase the best of LOVE GOODLY: beauty, skincare, wellness, and accessories. Whether you are keeping the box for yourself or gifting it for someone special this holiday season, we hope you’re enjoying it as much as we curated it.

The December 2017/January 2018 box has a total retail value of $89+

Be Natural Organics Niacin Toner, value $12.50

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Adds a boost of hydration and micro-nutrients to your skin while prepping your skin. Returns skin to proper pH balance. Refreshing when misted on the face throughout the day. This balancing mist contains alpha lipoic acid and CoQ10 to reduce fine lines, DMAE to lift and firm, and hyaluronic acid to plump and moisturize. Organic, vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free, and nontoxic.

HumbleBrush Bamboo Toothbrush, value $4.99

 

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Fact: 280 MILLION TONS of plastic are thrown away each year worldwide. Make sure your toothbrushes are sustainable. Add a splash of color to your morning routine. Handle is made out of 100% biodegradable bamboo which naturally provides a non-slip surface. Bristles are BPA-free. Sustainable, vegan.

Melie Bianco Quote Keychain, value $18

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Add a little flair to your keys this season with a cute tassel featuring inspiring and sassy quotes. Made from premium vegan leather. Embossed with a mini quote in gold. Comes in two colors – either Blush “Enjoy the Little Things” or Black “I Own Too Much Black.” PETA-approved Vegan, fair trade.

Lippy Girl x LOVE GOODLY Vegotastic Lip Gloss, value $17

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Custom sheer color made exclusively for LOVE GOODLY and chosen with guest curator vegan ballerina Artsy Agnes. This holiday-ready plum shade is wearable for all skin types. Made with Ecocert plant-based oils, organic Jojoba, Castor seed and shea butter and pure mineral pigments, this is the purest vegan, organic lip gloss! Your lips will look and feel beautiful. Oh, and it smells delicious! Nontoxic, vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free.

Starfish Project Madelyn Silver Bar Necklace, $36.99

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Starfish Project is a nonprofit organization with a social enterprise and holistic care program that helps women coming out of human trafficking and exploitation. Made of stainless steel and 18-inches in length. A member of the Fair Trade Federation.

BONUS! Item: Nontoxic Revolution bracelet promoting education to remove toxins in our beauty and food. Visit http://www.nontoxicrevolution.org.

This month’s box is supporting Farm Sanctuary, whose mission is to protect farm animals from cruelty, and promote compassionate vegan living. Click here to subscribe.

A picture may say a thousand words, but we can’t possibly convey the quality, taste, and feel of these products. Want to try them for yourself? You can subscribe to the box here, or purchase the one-time gift box here.

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LOVE GOODLY’s Cruelty-Free + Vegan Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Check out our top gift ideas for a vegan and cruelty-free Mother’s Day weekend!
Take 10% off your order of $15 or more! Enter MOTHERSDAY at checkout.

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Mullein and Sparrow Facial Steam, $22
Featured in the December/January LOVE GOODLY box curated by Emily Deschanel. Beautiful blend of organic herbs.

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GUNAS Cottontail Handbag, $189
For chic moms, a sweet vegan handbag perfect to hold the necessities. In black and light pink.

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LVX Nail Lacquer in Schiaparelli, $18
Creamy gel-like finish, the 7-toxin free LVX Nail Lacquer in Schiaparelli is the perfect fuchsia shade for spring.

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Gemtye Hippie Chic Bracelet in Topaz in X-Small/Small or Medium/Large, $35
Two ways to wear this pretty topaz – as a hair tie or bracelet!

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Hipsters for Sisters Mulberry Fringe Belt Bag, $165
Hipster vegan suede fringe bag in mulberry. Perfect for phone, credit card and your Lippy Girl lipstick.

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Christine Robinson x LOVE GOODLY Mini Pig Necklace, $16
Share mom’s love for animals with handmade necklace. Vegan jewelry designer Christy Robinson.

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Modern Compassion Veganism is for Lovers T-Shirt, $25
Super-soft tee for vegan moms. Designed by LA vegan influencer Skully Smith. Available in sizes Small, Medium, and Large.

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Lippy Girl Vegocentric Lipstick in P-Bomb, $20
Cruelty-free, vegan lipstick in a vibrant, pink color. Treat your mom!

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Pukka Serene Jasmine Green Tea, $6.95
It’s time to take a break… Moms love organic tea!

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Dogeared Best Friends Necklace Set, $102
So sweet – a stylish treat for you and your mom!

BONUS GIFT!

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LOVE GOODLY Bi-Monthly Subscription, $29.95 or One-time Gift Box, $35 
A gift that keeps on giving! A LOVE GOODLY subscription box filled with vegan and non-toxic beauty, skincare, and lifestyle products. Valued at $75+