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What Does “Ethically-Sourced” Mean?

What Does “Ethically-Sourced” Mean?

Two signature hallmarks of our b.minton gift boxes are: our realistic approach to self-care and our amazing products sourced from small businesses. But how do we pick our products and what does ethical sourcing mean to us?

As we curate our boxes, we carefully consider a few things: 

  1. Is each product beautiful, high quality, and useful? We ask ourselves, “would we use this more than once, does it feel luxurious, how does it smell, is it unique and special?” 
  2. Do all the products work together in connection with our tip system to create a complete self-care experience? 
  3. Are at least 90% of our products from small businesses that celebrate their workers, the planet, diversity, their communities, and more?

To find our suppliers, we start by researching dozens upon dozens of products and their makers <with a focus on women-owned companies> who are the company founders, what are their business philosophies, what causes does the company support, are sustainability and diversity built into their business practices? Once we narrow the field to the products and companies we believe in, we take the extra step to cultivate a relationship with our makers — we talk to them, get to know them, and learn more about their production processes and what they care about. By doing this, we can deliver gift boxes that you can trust.

Because of our commitment to ethical sourcing, 90% of our products (including packing materials and the b.minton gift box itself) come from small or sole ownership businesses who go the extra mile to deliver exceptional products by using high quality materials, natural ingredients, and thoughtful design. But it’s not just quality our makers deliver on, these companies really do give back. One company we work with supports a local food bank, another one created a pay-what-you-can program during the pandemic, and yet another has partnered with an organization to plant tens of thousands of trees every year. This means that your b.minton box is  full of love, is helping other small businesses grow, and it’s doing it in the right way.

Click here to learn more about some of the amazing small businesses that we partner with.

b.minton is redefining realistic self-care for busy women. Shop for beautifully curated and ethically sourced self-care gift boxes at bminton.com and follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest @shopbminton.

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