I spend a lot of my time in this little corner of the internet talking about fashion and beauty. I mean, it makes sense. It’s what I’m incredibly passionate about. But there are definitely other parts of me that aren’t talked about as much. (Maybe something to work on in the future?) I opened up a little bit in my post about 2018 goals, where I talked about trying to focus on purchasing with intention rather than always going for those fast-fashion picks. Being an avid consumer, I think it’s really important to support local business, know where your products are coming, and what practices are in place for producing those products.
With that in mind, it is so inspiring to see a company, like Sanaya Set, that revolves around this idea of “intention”. When Tarul Tripathi, co-founder of Sanaya Set, reached out to me in hopes to collaborate it was an immediate yes from me!
Sanaya Set is a seasonal subscription box full of curated products that fit the “social justice x self-care” tagline to a tee. The box is a reflection of their mission of supporting womxn-owned businesses with an emphasis on business owners from marginalized communities.
The Sanaya Set team spends a great deal of time getting to know the businesses and people they curate the box with. In addition to supporting these businesses, Sanaya Set also donates 10% of their proceeds to a different charitable organization that aligns with the company’s principles. They’ve supported Planned Parenthood and the ACLU so far!
I was sent the Spring Box a few weeks ago and I will absolutely advocate for the time and effort the Sanaya Set team puts in to creating the perfect box. You can immediately understand how each product embodies their mission and principles. Let’s see what was in this season’s box!
What’s in the box?
Sudara “Anju” Robe
This was the first item that stuck out to me. The beautiful and colorful robe embodies everything I think of when it comes to self-care. Sudara is a company that provides opportunities for Indian womxn staying free from human trafficking.
“I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
I’ve been working through this autobiography from the day I got it and it already has a special place in my heart. Maya Angelou recounts the traumas and hardships of her childhood and shows readers the transformation she goes through with her beautiful writing.
Claws Out nail polish in “Resistance”
A vegan, family owned business that creates high-quality nail lacquers and shares the feminist ideals that many of us do, too.
Hi Wildflower’s “Gulabi Gang” lipstick
A super vibrant, pink lipstick that is inspired by the Gulabi Gang. This product hit home for me. When I was in school, I studied social movements in India for a brief period of time. The Gulabi Gang is one bad-ass group of women responding to the widespread issue of domestic violence in India. The shade may not be one I usually go for, but you can bet your dollar I’m not letting go of it.
Nandi Jewelry’s Lotus Necklace
The delicate lotus necklace is perfect for my ever-growing minimalistic jewelry collection! The lotus represents resilience, peace, purity, strength, and enlightenment. I’ve been thinking of getting a second tattoo and a lotus has always been in the back of my mind, so getting this in my box was pretty surreal!
A Seattle local! Theo is an organic and fair trade chocolate company that sources cocoa from Peru and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
I am so honored to support such a powerful company run by an even more powerful team of women! As privileged consumes, we have so much power in deciding how we can support important causes. I highly recommend getting yourself a box and doing your part for the movement!
Until next time!