Community | 3 Jun, 2020

Black Lives Matter

by Pildora

Black lives matter today and every day. There should be no promotions happening, no products being sold, and no content being created that isn’t focused on the real-world issue of racism that is happening today. 

Our mission at Pildora is to make a better world by providing a sustainable online shop for wellness, beauty and fashion products. First, we must help to create an equal, unbiased world. While that change won’t happen overnight, it’s important to continue to use your voice to educate, spread awareness, and most importantly, spread kindness. 

We celebrate diversity every day at Pildora, but we need to do better. As a team, we have committed to monthly discussions on racism in America, black stories, environmental racism, and so much more.

Below find black–owned brands we have worked with in the past, and resources for donation and education.

 

BOLD Swim 

Tiffany Broadway, owner of BOLD Swim, started her company to empower women with her beautifully created, sustainable swimwear. She designed her brand to celebrate what it means to be a woman.

Green Stitch Fashions 

Green Stitch Fashions was founded by Anisa Kelso. Anisa started her company to pursue her love of different fabrics. Green Stitch advocates for sustainable materials and hand-dyed garments to create unique fashion designed to “accentuate your femininity, your strength, and your edge.”

Shahini Fakhourie 

Shahini Fakhourie is an emerging design brand that focuses on fashion and art. Shahini’s design process begins with a central idea, and then she allows form and function to guide journey. Her varied collections are bold and innovative.

Pineappil Swim

Pineappil Swim is an Australian based sustainable swimwear brand born out of the desire to make a lasting change on the environment. Their swimwear line is made using regenerated nylon from plastic fishing nets and other plastic pollution found in oceans all over the world. Founded by Simone Samuel, Pineappil swim is on a mission to create a positive outlook on life and make a difference in the world.

Zen + Ether

Zen + Ether was founded by Shandale Forbes and is an eco-luxe brand that focuses on the art of relaxation. One of our favorite beauty brands we carry, Zen + Ether using only organic and wild-crafted ingredients and their packaging is made of glass, bamboo and plantable paper.

SAW USA

One of our newest streetwear brands is SAW USA, founded by Scott Williams. SAW USA’s mission is to redefine a garment’s purpose. They do this by by developing a new shape, re-configuring a garments form, or applying additional texture. Check out their latest collection here!

You can make a difference and make your voice heard by donating, signing petitions, and joining organizations around the country. 

Where to Donate: 

Minnesota Freedom Fund  

Black Lives Matter 

I Run with Maud 

NCAACP Legal Defense Fund 

Unicorn Riot 

Petitions to Sign: 

Justice for Dominique Fells 

Justice for Riah Milton

Justice for Toyin Salau

Organizations to Join: 

Black Visions Collective 

Black Visions is a social justice organization that centers their work in “healing and transformative justice principles, intentionally developing our organizations core “DNA” to ensure sustainability, and develop Minnesota’s emerging Black leadership to lead powerful campaigns.” 

Fair Fight 

Fair Fight is an organization that promotes fair elections in Georgia and around the country, encourages voter participation in elections, and educate voters about elections and their voting rights.

Color of Change 

Color of Change is the nation’s largest online racial justice organization. Their website states, “We help people respond effectively to injustice in the world around us. As a national online force driven by 1.7 million members, we move decision-makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people in America.”

Educational Resources: Out of the Blind Spots

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