CLAWS AND EFFECT
We’re a nail polish company. It’s pretty simple. We’re not claiming this polish makes you empowered or the patriarchy will end if you wear it (although, obviously, let's dismantle the patriarchy). But if you like to wear nail polish and would rather buy it from a company that shares your ideals and supports fantastic non-profits, we’re here for that.
We kept it simple, we named each polish after topics we genuinely care about so our values are clear. The bottles are pretty so they can be displayed proudly, maybe they'll even trigger some meaningful conversations. We had the polish made without the fish scales or animal testing often used because we’re obsessed animal lovers. We had them made in the USA without gross chemicals like Formaldehyde or Camphor because we care about factory workers (and you). We used a woman-owned local business to print the premium labels because indie is the way to go. We give money to people we believe are trying to make the world a better place, and we use the flexibility of our own business to donate volunteer time to groups who need it because community support comes from more than just a check.
We are aware activism is “on trend” at the moment and brands everywhere are trying to cash in on its popularity. But we believe the causes we support need our help regardless and, for better or for worse, our backgrounds in fashion, design, writing, and branding is what we have to offer. Our respective day-jobs in those fields don't make us enough money to be wealthy philanthropists, so we’re taking a different approach.
We’re just a nail polish company. We sell fancy nail polish that looks good and does good.
(Oh, also, we're married and live in a slightly crooked 100-year-old house in Portland, Oregon with our two bossy cats.)
Made in the USA
Giving money to organizations who've been diligently doing the difficult work for years is a priority to us as a company and as people. But we also believe in getting out there and being part of the community with action. These are some of the brilliant groups we've worked with this year.
Contributing Member of the Women's Foundation of Oregon
Contributing Member of The Bus Project
Charter Member of the Smithsonian
Contributing Member of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund
Lifetime Member of the NAACP
Contributing Member of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
Monthly Supporter of the Gender Reveal Podcast Featuring
Trans and Nonbinary Artists
Matriarchy - Moms Demand Action | Icebreaker - Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) | Liberty - The Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) | Resistance - American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) | Intersectional - Emily's List | Uterus - Planned Parenthood | Nude - The National Organization for Women | Pride - Human Rights Campaign | Hot Rock - Rock & Roll Camp for Girls | Reclaiming My Time - The Cupcake Girls | Notorious - Times Up Legal Defense Fund | Witch Hunt - ProPublica | Cat Lady - Pixie Project | Force of Nature - Environmental Defense Fund | Blue State - Alliance for Youth Action
Organized Zine Workshop on Journalism for Girls Inc Council Members
Manual Labor for Transition Projects Homeless Shelter
Lobby Day Meetings with Speaker Tina Kotek, Senator Lew Federick's Chief of Staff, Representative Tawna Sanchez, and Senator Arnie
Roblan Pushing for Voting Pre-registration for 16-Year-Olds
Purse-o-nality for Girls Inc Annual Fundraiser
Sponsor for Portland Monthly's Woman Up Non-Profit Fundraiser
Marketing Mentorship for New Avenues for Youth's Dfrntpigeon Line
Hosted Journalism Workshop for Adelante Mujeres Empowerment Day Camp for Latina Teens
Organized silent auction donations for The Bus Project's annual fundraiser
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change |
Texas Diaper Bank | Houston SPCA | Midwest Access Coalition |
Urban Waxx ALS Fundraiser | Flora + Fauna Burlesque
Cascade Aids Project | Maplewood Elementary School | Los Angeles Jewish Home for Seniors | All Hands Raised for Education | Candlelighters Children Cancer Fund | Benson Poly-tech High |
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