Doing It Right
When you use a bar of Heart & Arrow Handcrafted soap, you are doing more than experiencing the most naturally luxurious shower of your life (every day)! You are actively participating in creating a better world. Our fantastic natural soaps are crafted with the finest of skin-loving ingredients like organic butters, avocado & olive oils, and clays, but it is our larger mission that sets us apart.
A huge facet of Heart & Arrow Handcrafted is our giving of 1% of our annual sales to deserving non-profit organizations that empower women around the world to lift themselves, their families and their communities up, and which work to protect the environment we all share. One of the most inspiring organizations we donate to is the Lovin Soap Project, based out of Kansas City, Missouri. This husband-wife duo successfully teaches communities of women in impoverished regions of the world to make and sell quality soap. This project has so many far-reaching beneficial effects, both economically in the development of livelihood opportunities and in a community health & hygiene sense. Listen to an amazing podcast on their project here.
Another organization I am always thrilled to donate to is SOIL (Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods). Based in Haiti, this organization is dedicated to educating Haitian neighborhoods on sustainable waste management and sanitary hygiene, which is a huge issue on this de-forested island, especially after the devastation of the 2008 earthquake. Residents teach composting workshops and install composting toilets in neighborhoods that desperately need such facilities. Look for updates & spotlights on these and more of the organizations we give to in future blog posts.
At Heart & Arrow, we are committed to sourcing recycled & sustainable materials for all our packaging and shipping needs. We already pride ourselves on our minimal labeling. Now when you order from the website, your soap shipment will arrive in 100% post-consumer recycled & reusable cardboard boxes, with recycled tissue paper and filling. Our invoices are printed on 100% recycled paper. We are proud of our dedication to lessening our ecological footprint and continue to strive to find the best sources for all our high quality ingredients & materials, from start to finish. Each dollar our loving customers spend with our company has a large effect in the world. Besides supporting a woman-owned small business, you are supporting the dreams of women & girls the world over. Follow your Heart. Elevate your Experience. Heart & Arrow Handcrafted- Naturally Luxurious.