Decovo + Birch & Goldberry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Come for the green, indie beauty and stay for everything else; delicate handcrafted jewelry, affordable art and unique home goods! Decovo is officially my dream curated shop, literally everything on the site would be something I’d love to have in my home and I appreciate that Decovo is carefully curated to include only ethically produced and sustainable products. Over 90% of the brands are owned by women!

I was lucky enough to chat with the site’s co-founder Alison Cies and she shared how her love of all things artisanal began with her artist parents who raised her between NYC’s Soho and the Hudson Valley. Later she worked in tech, along with her co-founder and husband Henry, so it was a natural progression to pair her design knowledge and his coding expertise to bring Decovo to life. They harnessed the creative community of their home in San Francisco to feature emerging lifestyle and beauty brands, with the goal of building a single destination for eco-friendly products by women for women. They've organically gravitated towards brands like Earth Tu Face (which Alison counts as a favorite for their thoughtfully made products and California roots), LINNÉ, and Birch & Goldberry, the maker of the beautiful soaps pictured here.

My whole family loves these Birch & Goldberry soaps, my husband who is normally not excited about the influx of beauty products into our home concedes these soaps are cool and my daughter and I are obsessed with the subtle washes of the color and the fun scent combinations. They reminded us of our favorite medium - watercolor - so we tried to recreate some of the beautiful colors in paint on a recent day off school! 

The three female founders behind Houston-based Birch & Goldberry create usable works of art in soap, soy-wax candles and hand-painted paper goods (my favorite are the insanely pretty wrapping papers!) inspired by the beauty, colors and patterns found in nature. I love following their feed on Instagram, not only for the product eye candy but the swoon-worthy scenes from their home base out west and their travels. 

Their cold processed soap bars, made from 100% plant-based oils, are formulated with sea salt for a slight exfoliation without sacrificing the creamy-lather that leaves skin feeling soft and hydrated. The two I tried, the Gin & Lavender Sea Salt Soap (a fresh, calming soap with subtle washes of violet, mint green and yellow) and the Japanese Grapefruit & Osmanthus Sea Salt Soap have quickly become my favorite bar soaps! 

I was so thrilled to discover Decovo, and I am even more excited to offer an exclusive 15% discount through November 25th with code BEAUTYSTEALSINWARD!