Big-Hearted Brands We Love

On my journey as an entrepreneur, I’ve had the opportunity to connect with other kindred spirits who are forging new paths for products they believe in. So without further ado, introducing Three Big Hearted Brands that you might just fall in love with.

First, Rali Couture. Rali is just really gifted when it comes to all things fine jewelry. After a long successful career working for other jewelers, she knew she had something special to offer that could stand on its own. So she set out to forge her own brand and her own unique model. If you’re looking to commemorate that bonus with some hard-earned jewels, Rali is the person to call. She’s also a mother of two little ones and one of the most stylish women I know. How do you do it, Rali?

Zachary from Stratis socks. Zach was with his family in Talum, Mexico at the same time I was there for a girls weekend full of power-houses and trail-blazers!! We ended up chatting and finding we were two Pacific Northwesters both with new product companies. Now let's talk about these socks: I normally have a super low tolerance for wool. Most of it makes me itch instantly. Not these. These socks are like little Yak-clouds for your feet. I want to wear them literally all the time: as socks, as slippers, with boots, without boots…. But more importantly, against a backdrop of a rapidly changing world, Zach is not only making an amazing product, he is doing it with great care and economic intentionality. Zach seems to embody to me the idea that commerce is ultimately an exchange of energy--and with some thoughtfulness, you can help shape things in a healthier direction. That’s admirable. So now go treat yourself and get some of those socks. And then go climb a mountain! (Or onto a couch.)

Ahhhh, the amazing Heart of Gold. Ally Draizin is a super talented herbal chemist of botanical facial products. That might not be just how she would describe herself, and that description misses what I can’t help but describe as a definite spiritual element, but she is definitely cooking up some amazing potions in that lab of hers! She is kind, funny, and endlessly, curiously, creative. Plus she has this incredible, meticulous studio-lab that is seriously one of the coolest places I have ever stepped foot into. I use almost exclusively these products. Because. They. Work.

I hope you get a chance to check them out.

From the heart,
Bree McKeen

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