HEST Creative Co. is an eco-friendly lifestyle brand based on giving back. We use upcycled fabrics to produce an assortment of sustainable fashions from aprons to dresses, handbags and of course the mandatory bandana scarf mask, all while supporting those in need. We creatively collaborate with charities that are close to our hearts. Working Wardrobes is our first collaboration. Working Wardrobes is primarily veteran based program supporting the VetNet community, helping all men and women who have fallen out of the workforce back on their feet and able to receive the power of a paycheck. In honor of supporting this amazing non-profit organization we are donating a portion of our proceeds to Working Wardrobes from the collections that inspired the HEST Creative For Working Wardrobes label. 

To learn more about Working Wardrobes and donate directly visit their website at www.workingwardrobes.org.

Recently I reached out to Willow International because I was moved by their rehabilitation programs for women in Uganda who have been rescued from the ugliness of human sex trafficking.  After these women are rescued, Willow takes them in and nourishes their minds, hearts, and bodies, restoring hope and encouraging them to live lives surrounded by love. Self-care is such a sacred practice and a gift we often forget to give ourselves. Years ago I started to hand-make my own body products: body balm, body butter, body & face oil, rose water spray with spf, etc. The label, By Michaela Elizabeth. In partnership, I will soon be rebranding to become By Michaela Elizabeth For Willow International. In addition to the products I make, I have curated a HEST Self Care shop centered around wellness and self love.  It is here that I will donate a portion of the HEST Self Care proceeds to Willow International to help assist their mission to rescue and rehabilitate victims of human trafficking. My hope is that these efforts will bring awareness and support to these survivors and their organization. I am truly looking forward to this collaboration with Willow International and hope that together, we can bring some light and love back in to the world. 

To learn more about Willow International and donate directly visit their website at www.willowinternational.org

I am looking forward to my next collaboration and the opportunity to create and curate products that align our brand and with each new charity. Support us, watch us grow and help us accomplish our mission to create an environmentally conscious culture with a "Be Kind" approach to our community all while creating stylishly. There will be more to come from HEST Creative Co.

-Founder, Michaela E. McCloskey