Brands We’re Loving Right Now: July 2018

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July came and went in the blink of an eye! As another month comes to a close, we have a round-up of five of our favorite brands to be on the lookout for. Rich core values, creative business approaches, and elegant branding make this month’s brands worthy of making the list.

Keep reading to see why we just can’t get enough of these brands and don’t forget to check them out for yourself. They have so much to offer!

Awake Skincare

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Awake Skincare is a company known for its creative use of “cutting-edge Japanese technology” in combination with plant antioxidants to create natural beauty products. Similar to its sister company, tarte, it strives to be simple and unique.

Why We Love Them:

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    Business ApproachThis company brings the forces of nature and science together by using botanical technology to create powerful products! Its practices are driven by the belief that feeling refreshed and well-rested is of utmost importance.

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    Pure PromisesPurity. Protection. Potency. Permeability. These are the promises Awake makes to its customers every time they use its products. Its vegan and gluten-free formulas are fit for all skin types.

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    Client-First CompanyAwake wants its customers to have an easy, peasy shopping experience! A three-step subscription program and online product filter allow customers to find the best products based on ingredients, skin types, and concerns.

Majka

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Majka is a wholesome nutrition company for motherhood! It understands the stress and lifestyle changes that may come with being a new mom, and creates products to keep them on-track and healthy. Its founders worked with professional nutritionists to create delicious and convenient foods for moms on-the-go!

Why We Love Them:

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    Fulfilling a NeedThe company derives from two new mothers and their struggles with lactation! When they couldn’t find products to properly support their fundamental nutrition needs, they decided to create their own.

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    Elegant BrandingMajka’s core values are evident through its minimalistic yet bright branding. Its marketing is as pure as its products and is cohesively shared across its website and social platforms.

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    LifestyleThe company’s blog and well-established social media bring the brand to life! Its blog discusses everything from the lifestyle of a new mom, recipes they can incorporate into their diets, to inspirational quotes.

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Happy Sunday! We hope you are enjoying the day with your loved ones! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When we created our Majka Lactation bites we wanted something that was not just effective in increasing breast milk production but that could also be a nourishing snack for the whole family. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As moms we are always on the go and we already carry so much stuff with us that we wanted something that the family could share. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Each bite is packed with healthy fats and fiber & contains no added sugars or preservatives. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Next time you’re heading out the door ready to conquer the long day ahead, make sure you reach for a bag of our Majka Lactation Bites! 🏃‍♀️#lovemajka #fuelingmotherhood #momsaresuperheroes . . . . #motherhood #newmom #lactationsupport #lactationconsultant #breastfeeding #breasfeedingmom #superfood #organicmom #newbaby #lactationsupplments #postpartumnutrition #postpartumdiet #postpartumfitness #postpartumjourney #mompreneur #shoplocal #mother #pospartum #nutrition #womanownedsmallbusiness #womanowned #newbusiness #wellness #wellnesstips #postpartumbody #postpartumjourney #4thtrimester

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We LOVE seeing mamas use and share our products 💕 It’s what keeps us going! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Our goal here at Majka is to show moms that they’re incredible—they are skilled multitaskers, teachers of etiquette, 2AM lullaby singers, and all-around superheroes. They take care of everyone around them, but they need to take care of themselves! Nothing makes us happier than to see our customers embrace this message and allow Majka to become part of their motherhood journey 🤱 We love seeing your photos and how Majka fits into your life, so be sure to give us a tag! #lovemajka #fuelingmotherhood ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📸: @betsyloveee veee (p.s. how cute is her little one??) . . . . #motherhood #newmomstatus #newmom #lactationsupport #lactationconsultant #breastfeeding #breastfeed #superfood #organicmom #newbaby #lactationsupplments #postpartumnutrition #postpartumdiet #postpartumfitness #postpartumjourney #mompreneur #shoplocal #mother #pospartum #nutrition #womanownedsmallbusiness #womanowned #newbusiness #wellness #wellnesstips #postpartumbody #postpartumjourney #4thtrimester

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Color Factory

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Color Factory is a collaborative, experiential exhibit all about the powerful presence of color! With the help of artists and creatives, the company creates eye-catching masterpieces that tell the story of cities around the country, including San Francisco and New York City.

 

Why We Love Them:

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    Colorful PerspectiveColor Factory incorporates hundreds of colors within its projects to tell a unique story. It encourages visitors to think about how color defines a space and creates a sense of community!

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    Striking InspirationA great deal of research goes into creating an exhibit. The Color Factory team walks around a city to take thousands of pictures that capture its unique essence – it then uses these as inspiration throughout a project!

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    Popping InstagramThis company takes advantage of social media by using it to showcase its various exhibits! The striking colors used within its art pieces make its feed oh so lively and bright.

Pigment

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Pigment is an art gallery that has transformed into a shop for furniture, plants, gifts, and much more! Husband-wife duo, Chad Anglin and Amy Paul, initially opened the store as a way to showcase artists and creatives in their neighborhood. They use words such as organic, modern, friendly, and homegrown to define their pride and joy.

Why We Love Them:

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    Community CommitmentPigment was inspired by community, which still remains the heart of the business 11 years later. The owners say their relationship with local artisans is the backbone of the store as they are able to host creative workshops and curate a collection of unique goods.

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    Treasure BoxThe store has become a treasure box of sorts over time. Initially an art studio, Pigment has come a long way in regard to its growth and product curation! No matter what you’re looking for, whether it be a chair, plant, or planner,  there’s a little something for everyone.

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    Fun and Fresh BrandingThe company highlights everything from its products to core values through the photos on its feed! The light and airy vibe of its Insta are eye-catching and speak to the identity of the brand.

Parakeet Cafe

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Parakeet Cafe is a day-to-night restaurant based in La Jolla, California! It specializes in simple and sweet foods with a menu composed of everything from organic eats, coffee, fresh-pressed juice, to cocktails.

Why We Love Them:

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    Delicious and NutritiousParakeet Cafe is known for its focus on healthy and wholesome foods! It provides a customizable menu that meets a variety of dietary restrictions and needs to ensure all can enjoy what it has to offer.

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    Avocado Toast Experts: If you’re an avocado toast fan, this is the place for you! Because toast is a fan-favorite menu item, the restaurant has a recipe for all tastes.

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    Visual Branding: Visual branding is an essential characteristic of Parakeet Cafe! Its food photography and trademark splashes of pink make up its social media and marketing products, and we just can’t get enough of them!

There you have it folks – our top five brands of the month! Check out these brands for yourself and let us know how they inspire you in the comments below. We’ll be back next month with another round-up!