Lux & Eco has the great honor of working with Global Green on their glamorous Pre-Oscar Gala — and while there are many hands on deck to make this event a success, I wanted to share with you all of the brands that came together to make this event successful and memorable. This is the first year that I was able to attend the event myself, even though I have helped to procure the gift bags for the gala for the past three years. However, seeing the gift bags “in action” with the many brands that I chose — I am especially proud of this selection!
Here is what the Lux & Eco tote bags were stuffed with this year:
David’s Natural Toothpaste – 100% made in America, fluoride-free toothpaste made with only the highest quality, U.S. origin ingredients, is a safe way to whiten teeth, fight plaque, and freshen breath. (Follow them on Instagram).
Thorn & Bloom – Carefully blended and distilled in small batches, this botanical perfume br
and doesn’t cut corners when it comes to their formulas and beautiful branding. Each perfume came with a description of the scent and in a little muslin baggie that is perfect for reusing as a makeup pouch. (Follow them on Instagram).
Terralite Candles – When it comes to being “green”, this candle brand has thought of everything. The artisan made, botanical coconut oil candles are fair-trade and transparent in every step of their process, sourcing practices and biodegradable and recyclable packaging. The sample tins are the perfect size for experiencing each scent. (Follow them on Instagram).
Verve Coffee – Both organic and fair-trade, Verve donated an Adventure sample pack of whole beans that were roasted just a week prior to the event along with a $10 gift card to use for future purchases to keep us well caffeinated for all of the hustling we do daily. We’re proud to support a brand that responsibility sources their coffee and takes pride in it from seed to cup. (Follow them on Instagram).
Red Flower – Known for a unique approach to health and beauty, Red Flower believes in living life fully in a fully positive and meaningful way, creating body and skin care that centers around wellbeing and the abundance and purity found in nature. Guests were able to take home some of their best products including shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and lotion to enjoy. Each product is a multi-sensory therapeutic experience, from the expertly designed packaging to the richly textured formulations using the most potent, sustainably-sourced botanicals. red flower redefines the luxury beauty experience. (Follow them on Instagram).
Make Wilde – With a donation of 50% off their sustainable, stunning pieces made in Brooklyn with natural gemstones and precious metals that are 100% recycled, guests will have a hard time deciding which piece they’d like to have handmade for them in either silver or gold. Each piece is a perfect representation of eco-chic jewelry that is made to look high end but with an affordable price point that makes it easy to purchase a few pieces to wear and cherish for years to come. I had the honor of wearing their designs during the event along with the editor of True Luxury Life, Carly Colonnese, and we were proud to share Make Wilde’s sustainable practices with guests who asked about the designs we were wearing. Also, we are grateful for their generous donation of custom made Galaxy earrings along with $1,200 worth of custom made jewelry that raised money to benefit the Global Green organization. (Follow them on Instagram).
Goddess Garden Organics – A drop of chemical sunscreen can taint an Olympic-sized pool of water but Goddess Garden is protecting reefs, one drop at a time! One bottle of everyday, natural, continuous spray just launched in a convenient 3.4 ounce travel size. Goddess Garden created the first natural mineral sunscreen in a continuous spray, so it’s easy to apply which leaves more time for fun in the sun. It’s also biodegradable, reef safe and non-nano. Most importantly, they use compressed air, instead of flammable alcohol propellants, so it’s safe and gentle on the skin. It’s made from natural minerals and organic ingredients to nourish your skin, while offering superior sun protection that’s safe for the planet. The unique canister (and interior pouch) are also recyclable—a first for a continuous spray! (Follow them on Instagram).
Olas Oral Care Co. – Inspired by the healing power of the ocean and the beauty of a natural smile. They blend the dental expertise of Dr. Christopher Perez with a passion for the surf to create (never harsh) formulas that cleanse the mouth and wash over the senses. Their alcohol-free mouth rinse is infused with marine bio-actives and nutrients to nourish, sustain and cleanse away the bad – without stripping away everything good. (Follow them on Instagram).
Elements Truffles – Their chocolate bars were such a hit that we’ve gotten so much positive feedback about how delicious it was! Even Kimberly Van Der Beek shared it on her Instagram story, saying that it was the best chocolate she has ever had. That’s probably because it isn’t like any chocolate you’ve had before but all organic, sustainably sourced, raw, Ayurvedic chocolate blended with unusual superfoods such as turmeric, to help balance the body and bring a sense of peace and happiness. (Follow them on Instagram).
Ecotools – Not only did each gift bag have a full set of new brushes but it was also packed with two eco beauty blenders to complete the perfect Red Carpet look because when women feel beautiful, they use that power to create a more beautiful world. As the demand for eco-friendly products began to increase and they saw an opportunity to pioneer a new kind of beauty product. The kind of products that help women feel beautiful, offering the softest touch at affordable prices, while also preserving the beauty of the environment. Almost ten years later, they are proud to continue offering everyday women authentic, natural beauty products that make us ladies feel beautiful, both inside and out. (Follow them on Instagram).
Icelandic Glacial Water – Icelandic Glacial is sourced from the legendary Ölfus Spring in Iceland, one of the world’s most pristine ecosystems. A water so pure, nothing is added or taken away. The capacity of the spring is recognized as one of the largest in the world. Its daily overflow alone is approximately double the total quantity of bottled water consumed worldwide. Icelandic Glacial was the world’s first CarbonNeutral® certified bottled water for both product and operation, resulting in a ‘net zero’ carbon footprint. The brand benefits from Iceland’s natural green energy sources, using only geothermal and hydroelectric power — making it the responsible choice in super-premium bottled waters. (Follow them on Instagram).
Earth Friendly Products – Made with 100% renewable energy and scented with natural scents like lemongrass and lavender, this brand makes everyday chores like laundry, washing dishes and even washing your hands more enjoyable with their unique formulas. With a pretty new prism-like bottle that’s just launched, this hand soap was a great addition to the bag and will be a great addition to your kitchen. (Follow them on Instagram).
Schmidt’s Deodorant – This year we tried out Schmidt’s new deodorant sticks for the first time instead of the deodorant jars that we’ve known and loved for years. Made with shea butter, arrowroot powder, coconut oil, essential oils and baking soda, this blend will keep you dry and smelling fresh all day and all night. (Follow them on Instagram).
Purely Elizabeth – This granola has become a staple in our gift bag every year that we look forward to munching on the morning after the event with a splash of almond milk or added to a smoothie bowl. (Follow them on Instagram).
Vita Liberata – The experts in luxury tanning in skincare donated their newest product “Ten Minute Tan” that leaves a natural, long lasting tan sure to keep you glowing all day. Vita only creates products that are completely non-toxic, organic, free from parabens, alcohol, and perfume so you can apply a flawless tan without the worry. (Follow them on Instagram).
Lux & Eco – To switch it up this year, we created special market totes made from jute printed in white with Lux & Eco on one side and Global Green on the other to represent our partnership on the bag that held all of these goodies and can be reused to carry everything from groceries to beach towels and sunscreen. (Follow Lux&Eco on Instagram).
All of these brands really made the Lux&Eco gift bags a hit at the gala. Without these conscious creators and eco-businesses, the event would not have been so successful. We are so thankful and grateful for these brands – not only are their products amazing, their owners and staff are, too!