I love a good company with a great purpose. I happened to find this company from Pinterest. The company re-pinned one of my pins, and I was curious when I saw the profile name, so I clicked and found Smiles for the People.
Smiles for the People has a One for One philosophy. (And if you're a regular reader, you know how much my family loves TOMS shoes for that same exact philosophy. It's the toothbrush version of TOMS!) When you buy one toothbrush, they donate the equivalent of one toothbrush to someone in need.
On top of the One for One, this company is also eco-friendly. Each brush handle is biodegradable and made with sustainable bamboo wood that is ergonomically designed and naturally antimicrobial. The bristles are soft, durable and recyclable in most areas (just pull out the bristles and recycle away!). After your bristles are pulled out and recycled, you can bury the handle in your backyard! (How fun is that for kiddos?) They also offer the option to send your brush back to them and get a discount on your next purchase. How is that for a win-win?
Here are the recycling steps from their website FAQs page:
To get a better view, click here, or click the image above.
The company's mission statement:
Our mission is to sell the highest quality and most environmentally responsible dental supplies while helping improve the oral health of people who can’t access or afford the dentist.
Read more about how it works by clicking here, or by clicking the image above.
This is a brand new company, about to celebrate its one year birthday! Founded in February 2013 by 23-year-old Joe Brennan, Smiles for the People works with what they call Giving Partners to offer dental care to those in need. They have a three-indicator success model that I really like:
PEOPLE, PRODUCT, and PLANET. Does our product do the most good for the most people? Is it the best product on the market? Does our product protect the planet?
After finding them on Pinterest, I quickly liked their facebook page and followed them on twitter and Instagram. Can you tell? I'm a fan! These toothbrushes were going to be perfect stocking stuffers!
The brushes come in excellent packaging (yeah, you know me...If I love the packaging, I share it!). Every mailer has a double adhesive sticker, so you can reuse it AND it's biodegradable. Awesome, right? I love these mailers so much that I just might invest in some of them for our Etsy shop.
We received one each of the brand new color options, just launched in December. I called dibs on the Vibrant Violet (well, no one else got to choose, so I guess that's not fair). Oldest daughter got Blizzard Blue in her stocking and my oldest son received the Mint Green. Now if they just made these toothbrushes in kid-size...Well, if there's enough demand, then they'll start offering child-size. You have to submit the suggestion, and you can do so by contacting them HERE (I've already done it).
I had originally wanted to publish this post prior to Christmas, but because we had family staying with us, my computer time was very limited. These brushes were also Stocking Stuffers for my two older kids, and I wanted them to be a surprise as well.
So I'm ringing in the new year by sharing this awesome new company with you today in the first days of January 2014, and I'm hoping that you'll love it as much as I do.
Because their first birthday is quickly approaching (next month), I want to offer a giveaway for you - all of my lovely readers! The company is unaware that I'm posting this giveaway (they only know I am reviewing their product). I know they would sponsor it, but I'm all for the "One for One" philosophy, so this one's on me. It's an early Birthday Surprise for Joe and the crew at Smiles for the People!
Win a Smiles for the People toothbrush in your choice of color! Giveaway is open to US residents and ends on Sunday night, January 19th (1/19/14) at midnight, EST. To enter, please fill out the Rafflecopter form below, and remember to SMILE today and every day!
Disclosure: Smiles for the People sent me toothbrushes for the purposes of product review in this sponsored published post. All opinions are 100% my own. Giveaway is self-sponsored by 2justByou Blog. That is how much I like their product. Giveaway open to US residents, 18+ years of age. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Confirmed winner (chosen by Random.org) will be contacted via email and announced here on the blog in an announcement. Winner(s) will have at least 48 hours to claim prize. This event is not administered, sponsored, endorsed by, or affiliated with Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest, or any other social media platform. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) 10 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
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