Preparing for motherhood isn’t always an easy journey, let alone planning for the arrival of a little one in the midst of a global health crisis. Many women are finding themselves treading water in a sea of unknowns beyond what is the common experience in the transition to motherhood. For MADE SAFE, this hits especially close to home as our team member, Elizabeth, found herself in this very position. Elizabeth kindly offered to share her experience in the hopes that it may encourage other mothers who may be walking a similar road right now.
MADE SAFE is incredibly proud to announce our newest and biggest brand yet: Seventh Generation. This is a project very near and dear to my heart, which you can read more about here. We have been hard at work partnering with Seventh Generation to help bring these products to life for about a year.
What do we love about NUELE? A lot! The idea behind the company, founded by Dr. Christine Martey-Ochola and Anne Cheatham, was to make a hair product that nourished hair, was safe to use, could help women wear different hairstyles depending on the look they wanted each day, and supported local farmers and small economies through its production. That’s all pretty easy to get behind, right?
For The Biome is the invention of Paul and Barbi Schulick. Built on their belief that the world and its inhabitants are deeply and inextricably connected, they founded a company that focuses on the interconnection of life. Both Paul and Barbi are experienced meditation teachers so their website offers free meditations that you can get delivered to your inbox on a weekly basis, which is one way they are addressing mental health and stress.
We’ve certified Luxury Organic Cotton Sheets from Brentwood Home, an online retailer for a variety of home goods. Brentwood Home prides itself on using healthy and ethically-sourced materials, inspired by their love for the natural world, in particular California.
Often, we think of pollution as being an outdoor air issue. However, the air in your home or office can also be polluted by pollen, mold, and VOCs, among other culprits. Because indoor air quality can be a problem, Betterair spent nine years researching and developing their proprietary blend of probiotics specifically for indoor use. The use of probiotics to clean, not only the air, but the surfaces in your home is innovative, and we are excited to have certified Betterair’s environmental probiotic formula, Environmental Probiotics as MADE SAFE.
Branch Basics’ three founders, Allison Evans, Kelly Love and Marilee Nelson, started the company to help others experience the power of the body’s innate ability to heal, which is something each of them experienced. One of the most crucial elements for each of their healing journeys was removing harmful cleaners, pesticides and synthetic fragrances from their homes. This led them to create a safe and effective nontoxic alternative for cleaning.
Many of us don’t realize that access to soap and a place to wash our hands is still a luxury that is out of reach for people in many corners of the world. Today, 1.4 million children still die from diseases that could be prevented through the simple act of handwashing. For Soapply founder, Mera McGrew, this became obvious when she lived and worked in Africa. She returned to the US determined to build a soap company, but Soapply is about more than just soap. (more…)
When founders searched for an affordable mattress made of organic materials and produced in an ethical way, they found a lot of claims, but nothing that satisfied their quest. So, they decided to take on the challenge of creating what they were looking for. Since the inception of Avocado Green Mattress, they’ve expanded to include other sleep-related products including MADE SAFE certified Green Pillows, and Organic Cotton Mattress Pad Protectors.
Founded by clean beauty pioneers, Christopher Gavigan, Jessica Assaf and Laurel Angelica Myers, Prima is a new wellness brand focused on hemp-based cannabinoids and functional botanicals. The company was formed with the belief that self-care is health care and the intention that its collection of products in beauty, body and supplements could be tools for managing wellbeing and combatting stress, which the founders of Prima see as the epidemic of our time.
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