• Eco,  food,  Health,  Los Angeles,  New York,  San Diego

    Small changes add up to big impact, Upright is building a world of better-for-you foods and beverages.

    Amazing to use as a milk substitute while baking, cooking, or brewing up your favorite lattes! Upright is an instant oat milk alternative. More convenient than your average oat milk product, Upright single-serving packets can be easily packed in your bag. Just add water and you have a glass of nutritious oat milk to drink or add to your coffee on the go. With 8 grams of oat protein in every serving and added vitamins and minerals like calcium, vitamins A, B12, and D, Upright is the expert-approved oat milk choice.

    Oats are Upright main ingredient because they’re a powerhouse for both health and sustainability. The formulas are created in partnership with food scientists, pediatricians and world-leading experts.

    High-protein instant oatmilk – just add water! Made with just oats, a blend of vitamins and minerals, and natural flavors like chocolate and vanilla, each creamy cup packs 7 grams of oat protein and offers calcium, vitamins A, B12, D, and plant-based prebiotic oat fiber. 

    Upright bulk format is perfect for using at home, making a big family-sized batch for the week, scooping into smoothies or protein shakes, and adding to cooking or baking recipes for an extra boost of nutrition.

    PLUS: Fight climate change with each cup

    HOW TO ENJOY: Mix the contents of 1 sachet or 2 tablespoons of Upright with 8oz water & enjoy! Add more or less water based on your preferences. TIP: Use a blender bottle or electric whisk for the fastest blending!

    PACK SIZE: Choice of 1 pouch, 2-, or 3-pack. Net weight 340g (12 oz) per pouch. Each pouch makes 12 cups or 3 quarts of high protein oatmilk.

    GREAT FOR: Allergen friendly, flexitarian, vegetarian, plant-based, FODMAP, omnivore, and picky-eater diets.

    Made in the USA. Plant Based. Earth friendly. Female & AAPI-founded.

     

  • Eco,  Fashion

    Lu & Elle Pouches for All Your Treasures

    Ever since I have become a mom, I am always leaving my house with multiple bags. I have condensed my personal items to just my phone, keys and a tiny card holder as a wallet. Everything else is sports equipments, dance shoes, snacks, games and coveted toys that have to come along. Inside my bag, there are also various items like tiny scissors, bandaids and the random loot bag lollipop from the last party we attended.  When I first saw the pouches from Lu & Elle it felt so beautiful. The bright colors woven into a boho design was so up my alley and the little daily joy a busy mom can get. It was like my safe space for MY things that no Bluey or Paw Patrol can invade and take over. Unlike every other aspect of my life. The details and beading transports you to a place when life was simple and my biggest worry was what shoes should I wear today?

    It’s lovely to see my rise out of babyhood, toddlerhood and slowly reclaim myself as a person with style and goals! Thank you Lu & Elle for creating such inspirational and beautiful pieces for everyone!

    What’s in my pouch?

    Givenchy Rouge Interdit and Candy ha ha!

     

    Lu & Elle –  Pouches – $34 at https://www.luandelle.com/shop/pouches

    • These multi-functionality pouches embody a relaxed, yet playful wanderlust vibe.
    • Lu & Elle offers globally inspired and effortless bohemian handbags.
    • Using beautiful ethnic fabrications, interesting details and effortless styling, Lu & Elle celebrates unique fashion tastes with modern twists.
  • Eco,  food,  Health,  Los Angeles,  New York,  San Diego

    Grab your favorite Upright flavors, a whisk, and now you’ve got delicious oatmilk in your hands!

    Make 2023 your best yet! Whether it’s better health, less waste, more time for priorities, or fewer carbon emissions – Upright can help. Making Upright Instant Oatmilk for a protein boost is as easy as 1, 2, 3. Just pour, add water, and stir to enjoy a cup of fresh oatmilk for breakfast or a mid-day snack. It’s mess-free, convenient, better for you, and our planet!

    Made with just oats, a blend of vitamins and minerals, and natural flavors like chocolate and vanilla, each creamy cup packs 8 grams of oat protein and offers calcium, vitamins A, B12, D, and plant-based prebiotic oat fiber. 

    Shelf-stable and ready whenever, wherever you want it – just add water! Each pouch makes 12 cups or 3 quarts of high protein oatmilk.

    Upright bulk format is perfect for using at home, making a big family-sized batch for the week, scooping into smoothies, and adding to cooking or baking recipes for an extra boost of nutrition.  PLUS: Fight climate change with each cup.

    HOW TO ENJOY: Mix 2 tablespoons of Upright with 8oz water & enjoy! Add more or less water based on your preferences. TIP: Use a blender bottle or electric whisk for the fastest blending!

    PACK SIZE: Choice of 1 pouch, 2-, or 3-pack. Net weight 340g (12 oz) per pouch. Each pouch makes 12 cups or 3 quarts of high protein oatmilk.

    GREAT FOR: Allergen friendly, flexitarian, vegetarian, plant-based, FODMAP, gluten-free, omnivore, and picky-eater diets.

    Amazing to use as a milk substitute while baking, cooking, or brewing up your favorite lattes! Upright is an instant oat milk alternative. More convenient than your average oat milk product, Upright single-serving packets can be easily packed in your bag. Just add water and you have a glass of nutritious oat milk to drink or add to your coffee on the go. With 8 grams of oat protein in every serving and added vitamins and minerals like calcium, vitamins A, B12, and D, Upright is the expert-approved oat milk choice.

    The founder Betty Tang started Upright because she is personally lactose-intolerant and care about the environment. Plant-based milk alternatives exist, but many aren’t great for our planet and most miss a key ingredient: protein. With 2x or more the protein of other oatmilks, Upright is as nutritious as dairy – without the cow. Upright instant powder is even more eco-friendly, and lets you have oatmilk whenever, wherever you want it!

    As a female-founded and AAPI-owned business, Upright is proud to be a pending Certified B Corps company making a difference, one cup of oatmilk at a time.

  • Eco,  Fashion,  San Diego

    The Button Down Shirt Dress, some say it’s the everything bagel seasoning of apparel

    Meet the Button Down Shirt Dress from Londre, made of oh-so-soft bamboo, and designed to last as long as you’ll love it (forever?). Let’s shop mindfully!

    This Button Down Shirt Dress is the everything bagel seasoning of apparel. This long, flowy dress with agoya buttons, collar, and long side slits is made for home lounging, layering, and living it up.

    It is ultra soft, lightweight, durable and breathable. This Button Down Shirt Dress is made from Oeko Tex 100 Bamboo slub. Bamboo is a fast-growing grass, it requires no fertilizer and self-regenerates from its own roots. Made ethically in Vancouver.

    Londre is sustainable since day one. Every suit is made from a minimum of 6 recycled plastic bottles taken from the beaches and streets.  So far Londre has recycled over 750,000 plastic bottles – and they are just getting started. With your help, Londre has donated over tens of thousands of dollars to environmental and women’s health initiatives including Amazon Watch and The Ocean Clean Up Project.

     

  • Eco,  Fashion,  Los Angeles,  San Diego

    Let’s Get Nostalgic! Londre Bodywear Launches ‘As If Plaid’ Collection

    Calling all Clueless lovers – Londre Bodywear’s latest line has us feeling nostalgic! Reminisce and recreate Cher’s most iconic look with an assortment of swim that can be repurposed into your fall wardrobe as bodysuits and crops. Whether you’re looking back to the past to create this iconic 90s look or if you’re in the search for an edgy, sustainably-snatched swim set – this collection has you covered!

    The Mesh Crop Top – As If Plaid

    In the water or on land, created for freeing the nip or layering up.

    This fine mesh short sleeve crop top can be worn over top of a suit in the water, or styled with literally anything on land. Your inner 90s child wants you to try this.  Made from recycled plastic bottles.

    Feel: Soft hand feel, stretchy durable mesh.

    Sustainability: As always, made sustainably and ethically from recycled plastic bottles in Vancouver, BC.

    The High-Leg Scrunch Bottom – As If Plaid

    Basically the Minimalist suit in bottom form.

    High leg cut, medium rise bottom with a super flattering scrunch can be worn high on the hips for a leg elongating look for as low rise.

    Feel:  Soft yet thick, silky hand feel. Double lined compression material.

    Sustainability: Made ethically from recycled plastic bottles.

    The Minimalist – As If Plaid

    The bestselling suit that always sells out. Low coverage back, insanely flattering butt cut with low scoop front.

    Feel: Usual silky soft double lined compression material.

    Sustainability: Made ethically from a minimum of 6 recycled plastic bottles.Londre was dreamt up on a beach by Ainsley Rose and Hannah Todd, while working on a photo shoot in Sayulita, Mexico. They were inspired to create the most flattering, high quality garments with the lowest possible impact.

    So far, Londre has recycled over 750,000 plastic bottles off of beaches and streets into our sustainable offerings. Creating positive change in our global community is at the heart of Londre. Ainsley Rose and Hannah Todd use their small business to make quantifiable change for women and the environment, with initiatives leading to the removal of 4,500lbs of garbage off of BC’s coast, and planting 450 baby corals. Shop the sustainable offerings, find answers to your Qs or reach out. All pieces are available on LondreBodywear.com ranging from $81-$138 available in sizes XS-5XL.

  • Eco,  Fashion,  Gift Guide,  New York,  San Diego,  WorldWide

    Vegan Slow Fashion Brand Hemincuff – designed for the modern, fashion-forward risk takers

    You might notice, our fashion world is changing, people start to put more attention on sustainable and recycle products. Fast fashion brands are not as popular as before. Now is the time for us to turn to slow fashion. For Hemincuff, slow fashion and sustainability is a priority. Mainly, all vegan brands are mass-produced. Unlike many current fashion brands, Hemincuff is no fast fashion. The creative director, NOEL VELOZ’s work is meticulous and has integrity. His aim is to set the tone for the vegan luxury market and really move it up and on.

    Hemincuff, this NYC-based vegan and sustainable accessories brand is designed for the modern, fashion-forward risk-takers. Hemincuff is committed to empowering advantageous professionals that are focused on achieving the unachievable and looking elegant while doing it. The geometric and minimalistic designs create a clean, yet hip and expressive style, perfect for a beach picnic date, a night out on the town with your girls, and everything in between!

    Hemincuff creates timeless handmade products made to last and be worn in different ways. Adding Rubber to our PU leather gives it strength and long lasting durability. They run many quality test on their items to make sure they are providing you with a great sustainable product that is handmade. Their Aesthetic will always be luxury but their products will be priced at a Luxury contemporary price point to fill in the gap in the sustainable luxury market.

    Their materials are Recycled PU Leather: They gather left over PU Material from Artisan workshops in Italy. These scraps are shredded and mixed with recycled rubber and pressed into sheets. Their new Material is finished with coating and protection.

    Recycled Nylon : They gather left over Canvas from Italy, NY and Mexico

    Recycled Canvas: They gather left over Canvas from Italy, NY and Mexico

    Recycled Hardware: They gather left over hardware from Italy, NY and Mexico.

    Recycled Microfiber: They gather left over Microfiber from Italy, NY and Mexico

    Hemincuff Manufacturer 80 percent of their Collection in the U.S in Florida with their independent team of independent craftsman at their Atelier. It took 10 years to develop the team of skilled craftsmen. The other 20 percent of Hemincuff collections due to production capabilities of the items is imported from Mexico made by LATINOS.

    About the packaging Hemincuff wrap their products in recycled packaging by giving it a second life and also encouraging the end consumer to recycle the waste material again. They source their packaging in the U.S and from their overseas partners.