Conscious Commerce: A Guide to Living Consciously


After years of philanthropic work in Haiti and working alongside multiple charities, actress Olivia Wilde was inspired to join the entrepreneurial movement towards creating sustainable products with purpose. With the help of badass musician Babs Burchfield, Wilde created a one stop shop for living consciously—Conscious Commerce.

Conscious Commerce has collaborated with the likes of Anthropologie and H&M to offer sustainable options that don’t compromise style.

By creating an aggregate of products with purpose on their Instagram, Conscious Commerce is making conscious shopping effortless by featuring companies like Empowered By You!

Check out their post above featuring one of our fav collabs with Rosario Dawson’s line, Studio One Eighty Nine and snag a pair of our panties with a mission!

“It should be shocking when a product isn’t somehow helping the people who made it,” Wilde tweeted. She hopes, eventually, every purchase will have some give back element. That’s something we can get behind. In the words of Olivia and Babs—Thanks for not being an a**hole.

Valentine’s Day Give Back Guide: Empowered by Purpose

Are you in a last minute scramble for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your loved one? Look no further. Empowered By You’s gift guide has you covered. If you love someone who loves purpose, shower her in these gifts that give back:

Flowers– Organic Bouquet’s Women for Women Orange RosesWomen-for-Women-2.jpg Not only are the flowers ecofriendly, but 5% of the cost is donated to Women for Women International—a nonprofit organization that supports women in war-torn regions rebuilding their lives with financial and emotional support, job skills training and education. Plus, red roses are so mainstream.

JewelrySatya Jewelry
eg352 Satya, which means “truth” in Sanskrit, encourages each jewelry wearer to find their individual truth. From the Gold Lotus Studs ($39.00) to the Wisdom of the Stars White Topaz Necklace ($99), the handcrafted Satya Jewelry has a piece to celebrate every woman’s truth! As if this wasn’t enough, proceeds are donated to children’s causes throughout the world! Win win win.

UnderwearEmpowered By Youunspecified-1Why stop now? Complete the night with a pair of Empowered By You panties that are sure to seal the deal. Not only will they seamlessly fit whatever look she rocks, but 20% of the profits empower women via microfinance. Don’t miss your chance to win karma points—we know you need them 😉 Empower your woman, empower women everywhere.