PEPPERMINT with LAVENDER CHOCOLATE BAR, ELEMENTS TRUFFLES (Asian + Female Founded)
Alak takes it measured and Kushal moves fast. Alak brings structure and Kushal brings horsepower. Alak is a perfectionist and Kushal thinks perfection is overrated. They believe in keeping an uncompromising attitude in making high-quality clean products. They believe in creating a high integrity and caring brand with a big heart. They believe that our state of mind reflects in the food we make.
CALM TEA, ANIMA MUNDI APOTHECARY (Latinx owned)
Adriana Ayales is a rainforest herbalist, medicine maker, educator, and lady-behind-the-curtain at large at Anima Mundi. She was born and raised in Costa Rica and has extensively studied several healing traditions, alongside master herbalists and shamans for 13+ years. She started Anima Mundi in Brooklyn NY as a means to bridging ancient remedies to the modern world. She is devoted to sourcing from honest farmers, wildcrafters and from indigenous peoples when possible, to alchemize and create truly high vibrational medicines for the mind, body and soul.
NOURISH MY BRAIN BLEND, PEAK + VALLEY (Black Woman Owned)
In 2015, Nadine Joesph was a stressed out neuroscience researcher and was experiencing chronic stress. Growing up, Nadine’s mom had instilled a holistic approach to health to her and so she looked for natural remedies at the intersection of science and traditional medicine.
She decided to source the herbal ingredients herself to create her remedies along with the goal to support and uplift the global herbal community through direct sourcing practices. Alas, Peak and Valley was born and she’s been at it ever since.
HAND AND NAIL CREAM, VAVANA - BE IN A GOOD MOOD (Female Founded)
From the beginning, the value driven people behind the BE IN A GOOD MOOD brand believes touching lives over collecting profits. The team at BE IN A GOOD MOOD respects a very strict ethical charter. All of their products are vegan friendly which means that no ingredient is tested on animals or comes from animal origins, including bees.The brand promotes a cruelty-free ethos and continues to innovate ways of creating sustainable materials.
IMMUNITY DROPS, RAE (Female Founded)
Co-founder Angie Tebbe left her corporate career to start a values driven company that nourishes your body and mind from inside out. Rae collaborates with a team of diverse women partners to explore emerging science and share-thought leadership in support of well-being. Rae believes well-being is for everyone so it’s dedicated to helping create a simple wellness lifestyle routine that is powerful and attainable for all. Ensuring the value of well being is passed down to the next generation, Rae donates 5% of all revenue to Girl’s Inc, the non-profit organization that inspires girls to be strong, smart, and bold through direct service and advocacy.