Introducing the GLA Goodie Bag!
Amid the Civil Rights movement of our generation, I began to question how do I show up and actively amplify Black-owned businesses in sustainable clothing, wellness, beauty, and lifestyle spaces.
I created the GLA Goodie Bag to make sure that we're diversifying our shelves and supporting Black-owned businesses long-term.
Each month we will feature a Black-owned business that aligns with our sustainable values. My goal is to introduce you to new sustainable brands and get dollars into these Black-owned businesses.
Can we count on you to support?
July Brand Spotlight: Peak and Valley
I've been on a mission to bring more clean beauty, sustainable home, and wellness brands to GALERIE.LA. I discovered Peak and Valley through the wholesale platform FAIRE, which has been a new way I find sustainable brands. I immediately went to the Peak and Valley website and experienced an abundance of information on adaptogens - how they work to help us manage and reduce stress, boost brain function, lower blood pressure, and much more.
A few years ago I was introduced to adaptogens by a friend who knew how stressed I was at the time. The adaptogen I used consistently was Ashwagandha, a root that's commonly used in Ayurveda. I made an Ashwagandha elixir as my morning coffee substitute. I loved it, I still make it all the time. I noticed was less anxious and didn't have a crash in the middle of the day when I would drink it. I've recently turned to mushroom coffee as my almond latte fix. So, I was thrilled to discover Peak and Valley's unique blends and couldn't wait to bring them to GALERIE.LA! Peak and Valley is the wellness brand that I've been looking for.
Peak and Valley is a small team based in Seattle, founded by Nadine Joseph. While studying the neuroscience of stress and working in a research lab, Nadine ironically herself was experiencing chronic stress. Leading her on a mission to bring inclusive, fun, and honest products to the world of wellness, helping people to manage stress.
Peak and Valley's ingredients are always vegan, mindfully sourced, and either organic or wild-crafted. They are science-backed and made with respect for the traditions and cultures that have used Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine through the ages.
Get to know Nadine and her journey starting Peak and Valley on our virtual Q & A series Simple Sustainability on our Instagram Live Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at 11am.
Balance My Stress® uses adaptogens to help protect against stress, and medicinal mushroom extracts and herbs to decrease fatigue, protect the immune system and improve blood flow. This adaptogenic blend of reishi mushroom extract, eleuthero root, ashwagandha, and cocoa is carefully crafted to promote overall well being.
Nurture My Skin® uses adaptogens to help manage stress, and medicinal mushroom extracts and herbs to protect against inflammation, sun damage, and wrinkles. This blend of turmeric, cordyceps, rosehips, dong quai root, and astragalus provides overall nourishment for the skin from the inside out.
Nourish My Brain® uses adaptogens to help protect against stress, and medicinal mushroom extracts and herbs to boost memory ability, increase focus, and improve memory. This adaptogenic blend of maca root, ashwagandha, snow mushroom, and lion’s mane mushroom is perfect for avoiding distractions during long meetings, powering through an afternoon of creative time, or just helping you stay sharp.