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Ethical, Sustainable, Fair – The New North Authentic

At North, are all striving to be the best version of ourselves. We want to support your and everyone’s mission to that end. As part of our commitment to authenticity and optimum health of our guests and the planet, we are ecstatic to announce the following advancements!

North’s boutique is now 100% Fair Trade, Sustainable and Ethically-Sourced.  However, we are not stopping there, every beauty, fashion or lifestyle product must also fall under at least two to three of the following:

  • Organic, vegan, sulfate-free, paraben free
  • Made from recycled products
  • Contributing to a social cause
  • Woman-owned
  • Made in the USA

North’s Salon provides only PPD-free and Ammonia-free hair color services, retails sulfate free, vegan, organic, paraben free beauty products, and has implemented a zero-waste measurement tracking program.

Why did we feel it necessary to make these changes?

As we have recently been educated on how the fashion and beauty industries can harm our environment and human rights, we felt compelled to make these strides. For instance, the fashion industry is number two, behind oil, for producing the most toxic waste into the environment.  Documentaries like The True Cost shine a light on how the fast fashion industry depletes the earth’s resources and leverages slave labor to pass on a “cheap” cost to the end consumer.  We immediately implemented our zero-waste program once we learned that the beauty industry dumps 800,000 pounds of wasted hair color into U.S. landfills every day.  We, at North, will do all we can to avoid contributing to that end.

As we have become increasingly conscious about not only how products are made, but also their effects on the health of our environment and human kind, we feel it imperative to do our part.

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We are so excited about these changes and can’t wait to introduce you to each of these amazing lines, like Deadwood of Sweden, which makes our new sexy leather jackets and skirts made entirely from recycled leather. Or, Cecelia Design Jewelry, which plants a tree for every piece of jewelry purchased. And Hamimi jewelry and bags, designed in Morocco and made entirely in a local village.

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Stay connected as we introduce you to each of our inspiring new lines. Today…

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International Sanctuary and PURPOSE Jewelry’s mission is to empower girls and young women escaping human trafficking to embrace their true identity and worth. The art of craftsmanship through our social enterprise, PURPOSE, paired with holistic care through our program, International Sanctuary, ensures that every woman gains hope, dignity and freedom for the future. Human trafficking is a worldwide crisis with over 40 million people enslaved all over the globe. Simply rescuing girls and women from their traffickers is not enough. The young women and girls need continued support in order for them to successfully transition into their future. Since 2007, we have worked to ensure girls and women escaping from human trafficking have a safe, loving community where they belong. It is a place where they can heal from the horrors they’ve experienced, learn to trust other people, and grow into who they were created to be.