A Collection of MN Brands
We are so excited to finally share the Spring 2019 catalog with you! In some ways, it seems like long ago that the spark of this idea for a MN centered fundraiser began. Now that the Spring catalog is ready for MN student groups, we are pleased to introduce you to the MN brands we’ve partnered with. Each of these brands is led by a fearless leader committed to impacting our local community. Our objective is to create a marketplace where student fundraising is both appealing and beneficial to the purchasers and the local small businesses whose products are sold. The program is the ultimate win/win for Minnesota. We are extremely proud of this catalog, and the students who will plan and meet their goals, all while supporting our local community of MN makers.
Based in Minneapolis, Kind Lips makes 100% natural and organic lip balms with a kind message. Their brand is built upon the idea that lip balm can serve as a reminder to say something kind and care of the people around us too. They use coconut oil, beeswax, olive oil, shea butter, and jojoba seed oil in each balm, or as they say, “All of the good stuff, none of the bad”. Don’t let the Minnesota winter wreak havoc on your lips! Feel the rejuvenating power of natural ingredients, in sweet mint, vanilla lemon, raspberry lemonade, and Georgia peach, all while supporting a worthy cause. Kind Lips donates 20% of their profits to prevent bullying!
Hip Pop Popcorn
Hip Pop Popcorn is popping gourmet popcorn from the highest quality ingredients. Their mission is, “Great snacking leads to great experiences”. Each batch is made in trendy and classic flavors. A great value at 6 cups in each resealable bag. Create your own memorable snack experience by serving incredible non-GMO popcorn!
Essence One handcrafts their all-natural self-care products using 100% natural ingredients and pure essential oils. They are on a mission to help customers restore through natural products, including mental health awareness and benefits. This company has a passion for creating products with ingredients that are safe everyone in the house. Giving back to the local community is part of their business model, through donations made annually to help raise awareness for mental health.
Triple Crown Organic BBQ Sauce
Triple Crown Organic BBQ Sauces are crafted with pride in Northeast Minneapolis. They began with the Classic flavor, a three-time Minnesota State Fair Blue Premium winner. Triple Crown BBQ Sauces have been ranked the highest organic sauces at the 2018 American Royal, the largest and most prestigious of all BBQ sauce contests in the USA.
Mademoiselle Miel has perfected chocolate delicacies sweetened with honey from local rooftop apiaries. Susan Brown studied honey for 30 years before she opened Mademoiselle Miel. The St. Paul based chocolatier has perfected bonbons made with single-source high-quality ingredients from around the world. Each confection is a work of art, some even topped with edible gold leaf. Pour l’amour du chocolat!
Junita’s (Ja-nee-tah) Jar is baking hope in every batch of cookies to empower a world without abuse. This Minneapolis based company is on a mission to spread a message of hope with every cookie purchase. They want to see people live well in well-loved moments, and to encourage them to exceed expectations time and time again. Junita supports initiatives to end relationship violence through awareness and education, providing hope and support for the community through her philanthropic donations.
Let’s hear it for the bees! Bare Honey, based in Northeast Minneapolis, is producing gourmet local honey while raising awareness and funds for the growing need of Minnesota pollinators. They’ve worked to bring together other local bee farmers who share the same important mission. They are uniting a bee loving community around the important work of creating food that is healthy for your family and the environment.
This ingenious brand is adding comfort and practicality to the joy of a gift giving. Each pair of socks comes with a blank sealable card to write a custom message! Lollidale’s socks provide arch support and are made from 55% Viscose bamboo, which is soft but also wicks away sweat, is anti-bacterial, and odor resistant. This White Bear Lake based Company adds that little extra something every gift giver is looking for. Cute! Clever! And practical!