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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 (famously) don’t allow us to be terribly philanthropic 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.

Owner/Manager: Eden Dawn - Fashion Editor, Portland Monthly; Wardrobe Stylist

Creative Director: Ashod Simonian - North, Imaginary Authors

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Made in the USA

Vegan

Family Owned

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hello@clawsout.co

 

PO Box 11863

Portland, Oregon 97211

 

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. 

 

ACTIVISM

MEMBERSHIPS

Contributing Member of the Women's Foundation of Oregon

 

Contributing Member of The Bus Project

Charter Member of the Smithsonian

National Museum of African American History & Culture

Contributing Member of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund

Lifetime Member of the NAACP

Contributing Member of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

POLISH DONATIONS

Matriarchy - Moms Demand Action

Liberty - The Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO)

 

Resistance - American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

 

Intersectional -  Emily's List

 

Darcelle -  Camp Kids Connection

 

Uterus - Planned Parenthood

Nude - The National Organization for Women

 

VOLUNTEERISM

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

INDIVIDUAL DONATIONS

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 | 

 

RECENT BLOG POSTS

PRESS

“toxin-free and fiercely feminist” 

THE SEATTLE TIMES

"the feminist nail polish company's open political leanings are a core part of its brand" 

WILLAMETTE WEEK

“frickin’ fabulous” 

PORTLAND MONTHLY

“vibrant and fresh” 

THE OREGONIAN

“good products by good people made with good intentions for good things.”

ALTAR