About Hippie Haven | Vegan & Zero Waste Essentials – Bestowed Essentials

THE NEW RETAIL WEBSITE OF BESTOWED ESSENTIALS!

About Us

Looking for earth-conscious essentials that don't break the bank?

You've come to the right place! 

It can be tough, trying to find the perfect products that fit all of your criteria:

all-natural ingredients
vegan + cruelty-free
minimal to no packaging
gives back to charity
ethically made by hand
high quality yet affordable 

    Plus, you don’t need a billion different expensive + toxic products in plastic packaging! You need long-lasting, multi-functional products that are safe for your family AND will save you time + money.

    Hippie Haven was founded by a passionate zero waste activist to make eco-friendly living easier + more accessible for you. 

    We've done the work for you so that you can enjoy ethical + eco-friendly home goods even if you have a tight budget and/or no time to research.

    We carefully select the products we offer based on what’s actually needed by most people (we don’t sell things that most people already have at home, like reusable water bottles), what you likely can’t find secondhand (or wouldn’t want to, like skincare products), and what is truly the best, most sustainable option on the market (ie ethically made, vegan + cruelty-free, zero waste packaging, supports female makers, etc). 

    Plus, we remove + properly dispose of 1 lb of trash from American beaches through our partnership with Ocean Blue Project for every online order!

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    Here at Hippie Haven, we:
    are body positive
    support LGBTQIA+ rights
    believe Black lives matter
    support Indigenous rights
    believe no child should be caged
    support safe + legal abortion access
    welcome immigrants from any country
    know that Trump is a terrible person + president
    understand that the climate crisis is real + needs immediate action

    We welcome customers with similar values, and respectfully ask those who disagree with any of the above to simply close this tab without any ado.
     

     

    [the team in our Rapid City, SD store]

    Owner:
    Formerly a translator for the US Navy, Callee was honorably discharged as a conscientious objector in 2017 following a bout of severe depression & alcoholism fueled by not living in alignment with her core values. That same year, at age 23, she started Bestowed Essentials, a handmade line of eco-friendly beauty & home products that are now stocked in over 100 stores around the US & Canada. Callee also hosts the Hippie Haven Podcast, a free weekly resource on sustainable living, as well as speaking at events and teaching educational workshops across the country, as part of her life mission to arm you with the knowledge & tools you need to spark positive change in your community. In December 2019, she opened The Hippie Haven in Rapid City, South Dakota - a zero waste retail store & community space with a free lending library - the first of its kind in the state. Callee will be opening a second Hippie Haven in Salem, Oregon in Feb 2021. Connect with Callee in her private Hippie Haven FB group!

    Hippie Haven Store Manager:
    Chesca originally joined our team in March 2019 as the Bestowed Essentials Production Manager, before transitioning to Hippie Haven Store Manager in December 2019. Previously, she worked as a dental assistant & dance coach. In her free time, Chesca enjoys yoga, eating food, stand-up paddleboarding, traveling to tropical islands, and taking naps in odd places. 

    Hippie Haven Community Manager:
    Kelly joined our team in September 2019 to produce our Hippie Haven Podcast, moderate our FB group, create blog & social media content, coordinate community events + more. Kelly lives in Idaho with her husband, where she enjoys rock climbing, bike riding, going to the farmers market, and baking. 

    Bestowed Essentials Production Manager:
    Krissy joined our team in November 2019 and now handmakes all of our Bestowed Essentials products. She has a degree in Interior Design, and has previously worked in clothing consignment sales, and as a jewelry maker. Krissy is the proud mother of a kindergarten boy, and in her free time, she enjoys yoga, listening to audiobooks, cooking, and hosting guests in her Black Hills cabin. 

    Bestowed Essentials Production Assistant:
    Hannah joined our team in August 2019 as our part-time Production Assistant. All your online orders are packed by Hannah with love + care! Hannah is currently an Environmental Sustainability student at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, working to become a environmental lawyer. In her free time, she enjoys creating greeting cards, bullet journaling, participating in her sorority events, and playing with her dog.

    Salem Event Coordinator:
    Alexzandria has been doing our product photography since 2018, but officially joined the team in July 2019 to run our event booths in Salem, Oregon as we plan to open a Hippie Haven there in early 2021. Alex is the mother of a very energetic 5-year old, and in her free time, she enjoys taking photos, painting, thrifting + camping. 

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