Womom February 2013

For the woman behind the mom.

Rachel Kalina

Outstanding Outfits

Pure & Company derives its mission objective from the principles of Earth Day. The company employs co-op teams of Thai women at its eco-friendly, self-sufficient facility that turns agricultural waste into pollutant-free energy. The craftswomen at Pure & Company not only create stylish wardrobe items, but also receive free language courses, transportation, daily lunch and housing. Find Pure & Company pieces and more about its ethical practices at www.pureandco.com.

Queen of the Kitchen

Green your cooking with help from Ceramcor’s newest wok. One-hundred percent comprised of ceramic, the pan offers a great option for creating veggie-filled meals. This new take on a classic culinary item ensures your stir-fry dishes are fresh and flavorful. And a silicone handle helps prevent burns. Discover the full line and order from www.ceramcor.com.

Dress Up

Haute Hostess Aprons allow parent and child to glam up the next time the family entertains. Don’t don another boring apron while you mingle with guests. Instead, try on a cloth cut from ball gown and cocktail dress fabrics, designed by celebrity party planner Elizabeth Scokin. You and your little one can match in charming cooking attire from the Glam It Up and Glamp It Up LUXE collections, available at www.hautehostessaprons.com.

It’s in the Bag

Princess Priscilla Njankou aims to help families in her native Cameroon with the launch of her handbag line Ma’Mitons. These handmade, eco-chic totes and clutches are crafted by Cameroonian artisans with raffia. The bags all feature one-of-a-kind patterns and textures. Some items are additionally embellished with graphic prints and woodcarvings. Snag a purse at www.mamitons.com.

New Year, New You

Leading skincare provider emerginC is widening its scope when it comes to helping the environment. Teaming up with the Plant-It 2020 initiative, emerginC offers to plant a tree throughout the world’s non-harvest locations for certain products sold. The company uses botanical and cutting-edge ingredients in its paraben-free collection. Learn more about greening the planet at www.plantit2020.org and find skin-care products at www.emerginc.com.

This column appeared in the February 2013 issue.