Partners and Affiliates
The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics is a coalition of public health, educational, religious, labor, womens, environmental and consumer groups whose goal is to protect the health of consumers and workers by requiring the health and beauty industry to phase out the use of chemicals linked to cancer, birth defects and other health problems and replace them with safer alternatives.
Founding groups of the campaign include: Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow, The Breast Cancer Fund, Commonweal, Environmental Working Group, Friends of the Earth, National Black Environmental Justice Network, National Environmental Trust, and Womens Voices for the Earth. In spring 2004, these groups and more than 50 other organizations signed a letter asking cosmetics companies to sign the Global Compact for Safe Cosmetics and pledge to replace toxic chemicals in their products with safer alternatives in every market they serve.
For more information about the campaign visit http://www.safecosmetics.org. To find out if the beauty products you use are toxic, check the Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep database.
If you don't know about this organization yet, you should! Founded in 1982, Green America (formerly Co-op America) is a national nonprofit membership organization whose mission is to harness economic power --the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace-- to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society. It is driven by a strong vision of a world where all people have enough, where all communities are healthy and safe, and where the bounty of the Earth is preserved for all the generations to come.
Green America publishes the National Green Pages™, sponsors the National Green Business Conference, and co-sponsors (with Global Exchange) the Green Festivals. To learn more about Green America visit GreenAmericaToday.org. To become a member, visit their Member Center. To find the Green Festival near you, visit http://www.greenfestivals.org.
If you would like to do your part to help grow the Green economy, then please visit and support some of our fellow Green America Business Network (GABN) members' sites. To get started, take a look at this list of links to sustainable businesses.
The Natural Ingredient Resource Center was founded to help consumers, manufacturers and retailers, focusing on natural personal care products for the home and family, to learn more about the natural ingredients in the products they buy, make or sell. To encourage and provide an opportunity for manufacturers of these products to voluntarily show that they support "truth in labeling" and to provide a resource for education about natural ingredients. The NIRC does not certify ingredients, products or police compliance. Visit their Pledge Members Links page for the best in products containing natural ingredients. Because natural matters!
In order to display the Natural Ingredient Resource Center "Truth in Labeling" Pledge Seal, participants must voluntarily pledge to follow the NIRC Criteria for labeling natural ingredients and products.
The NIRC Guidelines mirror those established by the USDA for organic food,and are inspired in part by the hard work of the organizations workingto establish similar labeling guidelines for the term "organic" for cosmetics. Visit the NIRC site for their complete definition of Natural Ingredients.
The Green Products Alliance is a consortium of manufacturers and marketers who make and sell extraordinarily natural personal care products. A network of companies who believe that socially responsible business practices can help to create a sustainable economy and ecosystem. Member companies work together to lower raw material, marketing, advertising and public relations costs through co-operative projects and group buying power. Membership is free. Marketing and distribution opportunities are on a project by project basis. All products are subjected to a rigorous set of standards as to what is considered natural. You can find more information about their Code of Ethics at The Green Products Alliance web site.
IBN (Indie Beauty Network) is the established, respected voice of the handmade beauty industry, and the premier provider of business-related services to handmade beauty products manufacturers and the companies that supply packaging and raw materials to them.
Founded in January 2000, IBN (formerly HBN) is the only trade organization providing a holistic suite of meaningful, tangible benefits to handmade beauty businesses, including those manufacturing soaps, cosmetics, fragrances, candles and aromatherapy products. IBN Members Agree To The Following IBN Core Principles:
For more information, visit IndieBeauty.com or subscribe to The Indie Beauty Connection™ --a weekly publication informing consumers about the unique benefits of natural handmade beauty products and the entrepreneurs who make them. It features beauty product reviews, recipes for making beauty products at home, information about where to purchase beauty products, the founder's Lifestyle CEO® tips to help you grow your own business, and much much more!!
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