Peacekeeper Featured In The Press:
Best In Makeup" at the ALIVE Awards 2012 along with some of the biggest names in environmental health and sustainability!
The 1st Annual ALIVE NEW YORK Conference, honoring the greatest achievements in environmental health and sustainability, will take place June 29-30, 2012 in New York City. Awards will be announced on the night of June 30.
We're so proud to be nominated for this award, but we need YOUR help to win! As fellow PeaceKeepers, you know better than anyone that we've got the cleanest, healthiest cosmetics in the business - AND we make donations to fund women who have been trafficked, indentured, or live on less than a dollar a day!
PeaceKeeper Cause-Metics and our founder, Jody Weiss, are featured in this month's edition of Teen Vogue! You can see the article online as well as Jody's top four beauty picks. Just visit Teen Vogue athttp://www.teenvogue.com/beauty/beautywork/2007/11/jodyweiss_20071119 to see the whole article (and all its glory).
To share the joy, because sharing IS caring, we are offering a special on one of the top 4 beauty pics, our Nail Renewal Oil. All orders of Nail Renewal Oil all of the month of March will save 25%. We encourage you to also make a donation to our Fund at the same time which will give a woman an education and help her attain a sustainable trade. Learn more about the program athttp://www.iamapeacekeeper.com/helpfundtheseprograms.htm . You can make a donation while in the checkout process or add it to the cart like any other item. All 100% of your donation goes to the fund. Below is the full text of the article. Let us know what you think! Peace, Jen
jody weiss: founder of peacekeeper cause-metics
by Maura Lynch
If you think that lipgloss and nail polish are frivolous possessions, try telling that to Jody Weiss. In fact, it was her humanitarian spirit that led her into the cosmetics industry in the first place. "I was reading Time magazine and saw a photo of a little girl who was a victim of female genital mutilation and I burst into tears," remembers Weiss. "I knew it happened, but this photo really made an impression on me." Touched and inspired, Jody left her career as a sports agent in order to devote her time fully to raising awareness and funds for women's issues: "I started a line because I wanted an easy and active way for women to help other women simply by choosing a beauty product."
The result was PeaceKeeper Cause–metics, an all–natural cosmetics line founded in 2002 that donates 100 percent of its profits after taxes to women's health and human rights advocacy organizations. This mission has taken Weiss around the globe and back, but her trips to Southeast Asia were particularly important. PeaceKeeper's ongoing Million Kisses Campaign, which raises money to fund education for women and girls who are victims of human slavery, launched in response to a visit to Cambodia and Thailand. "That trip taught me about the important role that education plays in helping women who have left the sex trade to succeed," notes Weiss. While in Thailand, Jody also took note of the large population of homeless children. In response, PeaceKeeper donated a full year of funding to Ja and the Street Children, a program that supports orphans by providing them with food, education, clothing, and medicine. "It felt incredible knowing that the proceeds we raised helped support 30 children for a year. I had a chance to meet the children our funding has helped and it was an incredible experience," states Weiss. When it comes to choosing your career path, Weiss advises that passion should play an important role. "Look for the 'awe' moment in your experience," she encourages. "When I was a female sports agent in my early career I never had a real 'ah–ha' moment, no real sensation that I was in awe of the experience. However, the minute I became an activist for women in need I find that I am on fire about my work. My passion around this work enables me to make a difference in women and girls' lives and that is all that matters to me." For more information about the brand and how you can help, go to Iamapeacekeeper.com.