If you're gonna shop, make a difference.
Clare V. is helping get out the vote by teaming up with When We All Vote on a T-shirt collaboration, Collective Hearts partnered with Black Lives Matter on a necklace to support the cause, and new beauty brand Kinship is all about the good of your skin and the planet.
Tees, totes and voting, oh my! Clare V. x When We All Vote has it going on.
(Courtesy of Clare V.)
We're always on the hunt for cool tees and good causes. Lucky for us (and you) Clare V.'s new collab with When We All Vote checks both boxes. The graphic tee ($99) features a pro-voting message in French—and in the brand's signature cool-girl font, naturellement. Ten percent of the proceeds go to When We All Vote, an organization dedicated to increasing participation in every election, and closing the race and age voting gap by changing the culture around voting and harnessing grassroots energy. If that's not enough, WWAV's co-chairs include Michelle Obama, Tom Hanks, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Janelle Monae, Chris Paul, Faith Hill, and Tim McGraw. There's also a CV x When We All Vote canvas tote ($25). Same dealio regarding the 10 percent donation. To help put the message into action, check CV's website to see if you're registered to vote–and if not, do so and get more important voting info. Available exclusively online. // 344 Linden St. (Hayes Valley), clarev.com
Open your heart, sport a little bling, and support Black Lives Matter.
(Courtesy of Collective Hearts)
What happens when Sausalito's Collective Hearts, known for its heart-centric jewelry, collaborates with Black Lives Matter? You get a beautiful heart-shaped necklace embedded with jet-black crystals—with 100 percent of the proceeds going to support BLM's mission to eradicate racism and inequality. Handcrafted by Marin jewelry designers Caitlin Greene and Amy Nordstrom, the pendant and 16-inch cable chain come in sterling silver ($125) and 14-karat gold-filled ($135) versions. So how did this meeting of the
minds hearts come about? More than a year ago, BLM cofounder Patrisse Cullors was gifted a Heart of Gold necklace by a woman who was also a friend of Collective Hearts founder Lisa Rueff. Immediately, the women connected over their shared passion for philanthropy and the desire to make the world a better place. Now that's our kind of love (and jewelry) story. // Shop online at collectivehearts.co
Good-for-you beauty at good-for-your-wallet prices: Nice to meet you, Kinship.
(Courtesy of Kinship)
Kinship, a new cruelty-free and plant-based skincare collection, is designed to bring affordable luxury to Gen Z. It's available exclusively at Credo. The brand is the brainchild of a pair of Bay Area beauty vets: Alison Haljun, a former marketing exec at Benefit Cosmetics, and Christin Powell, co-founder of Juice Beauty and onetime product developer for Perricone MD and Ever by Stella & Dot. The co-founders know their stuff. The proof is in the high-performance, science-led products: Self Reflect Probiotic Moisturizing Sunscreen Zinc Oxide SPF 32 ($25), Naked Papaya Gentle Enzyme Face Cleanser ($22), Supermello Hydrating Gel Cream Moisturizer ($24), Insta Swipe Lemony Honey AHA Pads ($24), and Pimple Potion Acne Treatment with Retinal + Salicylic Acid ($19). Plus, Kinship scores extra points for its sustainable packaging—jars are made from Ocean Waste Plastic (OWP), tubes are made from post-consumer recycled (PCR) materials, and all paper is FSC-certified. P.S. We tried the sunscreen and moisturizer on our Gen X skin, and we dew. Slather away! // Credo is located at 2136 Fillmore St. (Pacific Heights), credobeauty.com