Become a number to restore a name.
The BRANDED Collective employs survivors of human trafficking and local artisans who work together to design and handcraft the jewelry collection. 25% of the profits go to the rescue and restoration of survivors.
To mark with a branding iron. Any mark of disgrace, stigma, shame.
Many victims of human trafficking are BRANDED; their captors physically mark them with a number or symbol. The process is often violent: a forced tattoo, a burn or a knife cut. When you receive your item from the BRANDED Collective, you are BRANDED. Each piece contains a unique number that represents one of the millions trapped in the nightmare of trafficking.
Something done by people acting as a group. Shared by all members of the group. A cooperative enterprise. We are the BRANDED collective: buyers, survivors, entrepreneurs, artisans. Together we wear the story, share the story and change the story.
We're a family of artists—adventurous and with our stuff mostly together—handcrafting inspiring lifestyle pieces at our workshop in Orem, Utah.
It's a journey. And we love it.
jackal & hyde
Hallie, founder and sales director of WestPack, has partnered with Jackal & Hyde in Zambia, Africa to bring you high quality jewelry with a unique African style. Even though they are across the globe from each other, together they have created custom designs that incorporate intricate details and handpicked beads into each handmade piece.
Found in... Flora Pack
While doing his research, he discovered that commercial, mass-produced soap not only contains harmful chemicals, but is also devoid of the nourishing, good-for-your-skin ingredients. He also noticed that there wasn’t a company out there that was making honest, all-natural soap for dudes at a reasonable price. Skin nourishing, masculine scents, glorious lather, handmade in the USA, no harsh chemicals.
BEXAR GOODS co.
BEXAR (pronounced Bear) Goods Co. originated as an outlet to create leather products that we wanted to use ourselves. Our vision is to create carry goods products that can journey the world with you, and develop character and charm from the environment and adventures they experience with you. We believe in ruggedness, simplicity, durability, and timelessness. BEXAR Goods Co. is the creative collaboration of a small team of craftsmen based in Bexar County, Texas, the heart of the Texas Hill Country, an area with a rich heritage in leather use for outdoor travel. While our roots are based in Central Texas, our vision and inspiration are drawn from cultures around the world.
Found in... Kipling Pack
We bring you products that are safe, non-toxic, and highly effective. We believe in tangible results you can see and feel, and we believe in the power of nature to bring these results.
Found in... Flora / Kindred
Elena Gil of Lolita Mia and Hallie Swope of WestPack have been collaborating for months to come out with a WestPack exclusive line of handmade products each season. Elena began Lolita Mia in 2011 as an experiment before heading to Florence, Italy to begin her 3-year study of Contemporary Art Jewelry at Alchimia. The results of the first collection surpassed her expectations, encouraging her to continue with the brand as a side-job during her period abroad. Today, the young designer is back in her homeland and with the raising demand for the products she has decided to incorporate local artisan women to help her elaborate the pieces. “I believe that the value of Lolita Mia’s accessories rely in that they are completely handmade and that I take my time to design each one of them until they are perfect and ready to adore by someone else. I began doing them myself in my studio, but as I got higher requests I had to change strategies. I didn’t want to sacrifice the handmade quality or the time spent to make each piece unique, so I thought that I could incorporate female artisans to collaborate with. This way I could not only continue the essence of the brand, but add more value to it by promoting and helping other women and their families as well”, says the designer. Hallie and Elena became fast friends, talking daily about designs and all of the things they could do together. The collaboration came naturally, both being passionate about empowering others and making an impact yet equally passionate for design. And so it began, this line came alive and we are so thrilled to bring it to you.
Found in... Flora
Daneson is fiercely independent. Our mantra is: 'It is better to sleep well than it is to eat well.' And with this in mind we keep it honest:
•All of our suppliers, barring Scotch from Islay and corks from Portugal, are either American or Canadian.
•We're based, weather permitting, out of Georgian Bay on Lake Huron in Canada.
•Daneson is committed to protecting the world in which we live in. For every one tree we use, we plant one hundred trees with a priority towards non-harvest regions. Give more than you take. It’s that simple.
•In simple terms, if one acre of forest goes into Daneson then, at the very least, one acre comes out of Daneson in forest preservation.
A toothpick is more than just a toothpick. With the right recipe a Daneson can bring back memories, relax the mind, complete a meal or distinguish a character.
Found in... Rugged Pack
COPPER MUG CO.
Copper Mug Co, is a small company in California that handcrafts genuine copper mugs that was born in 2014. the company started as a small labor of love between co-workers Eric and Aly. Both had fallen for the Moscow Mule ages ago, and while in constant search of the proper Copper Mug to serve the beverage in that was solid copper and beautiful, yet affordable.
GAIA EMPOWERED WOMEN
A special collaboration between two companies with a heart for turning adversity into opportunity. Hallie Swope of WestPack and Paula Minnis of Gaia Empowered Women have a shared passion for people and fashion and bringing the two together. This is the story of WestPack. It is the story of a family that is dedicated to searching the world for artisans that stand for something and products that are fresh, innovative, and – most importantly- relevant to you.
Gaia creations are handmade by resettled refugee women living in Dallas, Texas, using artisan-made, vintage & sustainable materials. Our mission is to empower refugee women through empowerment, encouragement, & dedication to their long-term success in our own local communities. Through a living wage & continued training & development, our goal is to lead each woman to financial independence & self-sufficiency. By unlocking a woman’s potential, we hope to help build a brighter future for herself, her children, & her community as a whole.
Founded in 2016, Yuzu Soap is a San Francisco, CA based small business specializing in high quality bath products made with premium ingredients. Our products are made in small batches using ingredients such as plant-based oils, natural clays, aloe vera and essential oils.
Our mission is to offer natural products that are gentle, moisturizing, and free of the harsh chemicals and synthetic detergents that can often be found in many commercial products.