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Goods That Matter

Tippy Tippens is the Founder and Chief Eternal Optimist of Goods That MAtter (and the BirdProject). She is a social entrepreneur, designer, gandhiwarmer, and is passionate about helping to build sustainable growth, making the objects that we live with us work for us instead of against us and ultimately wishing to contribute to greater happiness. She is honored to be in the GOOD 100, 2013, named as one of 100 people pushing the world forward.
In September of 2010, she moved from Brooklyn to New Orleans after the BP Oil Spill in order to create BirdProject. She was inspired to form the company upon developing BirdProject, where she saw the need for socially inspired products that sustainably and poetically fulfill our basic needs.

I create: Letterpress Notebooks, BirdProject Soaps
I use: Ceramic, Soap – fair trade olive oil, organic aloe, biodiesel glycerin, rigaud cypress scent, 100% recycled paper
Favorite local hangout: d.b.a. & Sylvain
Design should be: Inspiring, meaningful, & beautiful