Global Village Fruits
founder, Annemarie Ryu
Global Village Fruits brings the world’s best fruits to the palm of your hand sustainably and ethically, starting with India’s jackfruit. Dried jackfruit is a healthy snack with a supreme taste—a delectable combination of mango, pineapple, and banana. Jackfruit seed flour is a gluten-free, super-nutritious wheat flour alternative. It’s packed with protein, fiber, and vitamins B1 and B6, and it’s great for baking.
Global Village Fruits sources its jackfruit, grown with no pesticides or insecticides, from farmers’ cooperatives in rural India. Global Village Fruits not only provides additional income for farmers and their families but also provides interest-free loans and advising to screened farmers’ groups to strengthen processing infrastructure for valuable fruit products.
founder, Priya Samant
Earthfrendz is an environmentally sustainable and socially responsible enterprise. Our aim is to create self-empowerment and socio-economic development for urban poor.
Our vision is to drive the consumers to make the right purchasing decision which can help promote socio economic growth on a domestic and international platform.
At Earthfrendz, we specialize in the developing products that are good for the environment and can help create a green living and a better community. Whether you are an avid environmentalist or someone who is looking to explore how easy and trendy going green can be, we know you’ll find plenty to love and own within our wide range of products available to integrate into your home or business so that you can easily enjoy a more healthful lifestyle all around. All our products (bags) are made from scraps of discarded fabrics/materials and using natural fiber jute.
founder, Sara Gragnolati
Cocomama Foods is an all natural, gluten free, food brand that specializes in the use of ancient grains to produce wholesome, convenient food products. Created by Sara Gragnolati, a foodie with food allergies, Cocomama was founded on the principle that people deserve healthy food that actually tastes good and does not demand hours in the kitchen. After being diagnosed with food allergies, her necessary diet change proved to be harder than anticipated. While shifting her buying habits to meet her new needs, she noticed there were no on-the-go, nutrition and taste-focused foods that were safe for her. Thus, Cocomama was born.
founders, Diana and Jenny
Where there is luxury, there is little social responsibility. And where there is social responsibility, there is little luxury. Cissé was founded in 2011 by socially responsible business professional Diana Lovett and pastry chef Jenny McCoy. Connected by their love for cocoa and their passion for doing the right thing, Diana and Jenny decided to launch Cissé with seven delicious, fair trade and fully traceable baking and hot cocoa mixes—each made with organic cocoa powder from the Yacao Cooperative in the Dominican Republic.
Cissé offers the tastiest baking and hot cocoa mixes in the natural foods market – such as Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix, Milk Chocolate Chip Brownie Mix, Dark Chocolate & Spice Hot Cocoa, and Cissé Signature Semisweet Hot Cocoa. By combining Jenny’s professional recipes and Diana’s favorite natural cocoa powder, Cissé allows you to make desserts at home that are every bit as good as the ones from your favorite bakery.
Bixby & Co.
founder, Kate McAleer
Bixby & Co. is committed to creating nutritious and natural chocolate products which stress “real foods” that are artisanal as well as natural, and have a flavor that reflects a simpler past but also ventures with zest into the future. The “Bixby Bar” was created by Kate McAleer who launched Bixby & Co at the end of 2011 using this foundation as the basis for her creations. Bixby Bar = premium organic chocolate + dried fruits + nuts + spices, real food, pure and simple. Committed to a better community and world, ingredients are sourced from green and fair-trade and/or rainforest certified sources and as local as possible. All bars are handmade, free of genetically modified organisms (GMO’s), preservative-free, gluten-free and, additionally, the dark bars are vegan. Kate’s family experiences, history of adventure and personal travels have been the inspiration behind the Bixby Bar.
The Biochar Company
founders, Lopa Brunjes and Jeff Wallins
Biochar comes from a 2,000 year-old practice from ancient Amazonian civilizations that converts agricultural waste into a stable carbon soil enhancer that can boost food security and discourage deforestation. When added to soil, biochar increases water retention, reduces nutrient leaching, and increases crop yields. It is also carbon negative—it actually sequesters net carbon from the atmosphere.
Soil Reef™ Biochar is one of the first commercially available biochar products. Our biochar is sustainably sourced from waste biomass and combined with organic compost and worm castings for a comprehensive, ready-to-use fertility booster that will make lifetime improvements to your soil.
founder, Poorvi Patodia
Biena Snacks makes delicious, whole chickpea snacks that are packed with protein and fiber. Biena Snacks is excited to introduce Americans to this naturally healthy, crunchy and tasty snack that originates from Greece and Italy. Biena Snacks are available in 3 tasty flavors: Cinnamon Maple, Sea Salt and Lime & Chili. They are made from scratch in New England, using all-natural ingredients.
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Founders, Lalit and Dan
Bandar Foods re-imagines traditional South Asian condiments as contemporary, fun and accessible chili sauces that spice up everyday American foods. ‘Monkey Sauce’, represented by the swinging monkey on the Bandar chili sauce bottle, embodies the mischievousness of the product and its founders, Lalit and Dan. Bandar aims to assist the community where Lalit was born, and Bandar is made by partnering with Atma, and NGO in Mumbai that works to address the issue of quality education for underprivileged children and young adults through a unique consultancy model. Bandar plans to donate a portion of its profits to supporting Atma and its partner education organizations.
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Baking for Good
founder, Emily Dubner
Baking for Good is a mission-driven baking company inspired by the idea of the bake sale. Based in NYC and delivering nationwide, Baking for Good donates 15% of its profits to charities chosen by its customers. Founded by 27-year-old Emily Dubner, Baking for Good offers delivious cookies and brownies that are perfect for gifts, holidays and special occasions.
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Founders, Jason Panda (top) and Elkhair Balla (bottom)
b Condoms was founded by Jason Panda, Esq. and Elkhair Balla in 2011. The two left careers as lawyers and investment bankers to combine their skills to change the impact of HIV/AIDS among at-risk communities by incorporating a luxury condom company born with a cause. Their condoms are crafted with premium quality latex, undergoing rigorous testing to maximize both pleasure and safety.
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founders, Anne Loughlin and Gina Williams
Autonomie Project, Inc. is a Fair Trade fashion company featuring ethical apparel and footwear collections. Launched in 2007, by Anne Loughlin and Gina Williams, Autonomie Project offers high-quality, on-trend garments that are 100% fair trade, 100% eco-friendly and organic, and 100% vegan.
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