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15 Percent Pledge
15 Percent Pledge

Ottilia is proud to take the 15 Percent Pledge and empower Black-owned businesses. The idea behind the movement is that Black people in the United States make up nearly 15% of the population and their businesses deserve space to grow and thrive. 15% of shelf space in Ottilia will be stocked with these brands.  As Ottilia grows, there may be 23 brands at the shop of which five will be owned by BIPOC. Among those, I hope to partner with brands like Essentials by Temi, Hanahana Beauty, Karité, Klur and Aba Love Apothecary.  Are there more BIPOC brands you would like to see at...

Giving Back
Giving Back

Ottilia is proud to work with Pledge 1% and Plant Chicago. Pledge 1% is a global movement to create a new normal where giving back is integrated into the DNA of companies of all sizes. Pledge 1% holds businesses like Ottilia accountable, ensuring we give back. Ottilia has chosen to work with Plant Chicago which is an organization that aims to cultivate local circular economies while giving people and businesses the tools they need to live more sustainably through community-driven programs and research projects. What is a circular economy? According to Plant Chicago, "At the facility scale, a circular economy can be...

Still We Rise
Still We Rise

Still We Rise is an auction with a purpose - to give back while lifting up those working tirelessly for good. Created by entrepreneur Lindsay Meyer-Harley, the organization launched its first auction in spring 2017. Since then, Still We Rise has raised $475,000 for the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, Natural Resources Defense Council, Texas Civil Liberties Project, Everytown, Emily’s List, Innovation Law Lab, Raices, Moms Demand Action, World Central Kitchen, No Kid Hungry, Local Food Banks, Circle of Health, National Abortion Network and Southern Poverty Law Center.  Ottilia is thrilled to participate in the next Still We Rise Auction from June 20th-29th...

Ursa Major For All
Ursa Major For All

Ursa Major offers refreshing natural scents, lightweight textures with no suspect chemicals. The line has clean skincare essentials for people who want a simple, effective routine. Created by Oliver Sweatman and Emily Doyle after leaving New York City for Burlington, Vermont the line was created from a love of natural skin and body products. The move, and their eventual brand ethos, came out of a desire to live a more healthy, active and natural life with less stress. I love the reason behind choosing Ursa Major (meaning Great Bear in Latin) as the brand’s namesake! Ursa Major’s website explains that their brand,...