Hi, I am Abby Rodman!

Handmade | Natural | Organic | Renewable | Products

Hello and welcome

Handmade | Natural | Organic | Renewable

Are terms often bantered around

Each Product offered has a positive Impact on our Environment.

I Take It Seriously

About me

Hey, Gorgeous!
 
Shouldn’t you be surrounded by beauty? 
 
I’ve devoted my professional life to making women’s lives better and healthier by advocating for their dignity, self-respect, personal growth, and healing. In short, by helping them to find and create the beauty in their lives they so deserve.
 
The way we look and feel — and the everyday things we surround ourselves
with — are all a part of that beauty. 
 
As part of my beauty mission, I’m thrilled to announce the opening of my new online shop, Chocolate Lizard. Chocolate Lizard is devoted to providing you with high-quality, organic, and environmentally friendly products to enhance the beauty in your life. 
 
There you’ll find products from all over the world, made by people who care about the things you care about: our environment, small business success, and only the best ingredients and materials!
 
I’ve searched the globe to bring you only products I know you’ll love for yourself…or a special someone.
 
Don’t be shy. Come on over and take a peek. You’re sure to find something there that will add to the beauty in your life!
 
To spread the beauty, 10 percent of all proceeds will go to Julie’s Family Learning Program in Boston. Since 1974, Julie’s has provided programs to help at-risk women and their children transform their lives and become healthy and economically self-sufficient members of their communities. They rock!

How we can work together

You should know…

It’s been over three years since the Rana Plaza tragedy killed over 1,100 garment workers in Bangladesh and wounded over 2,200 more. The incident left consumers all over the world questioning who made the clothes we wear everyday and what kind of conditions those workers live and work in.

Thankfully, there are an increasing number of brands specifically dedicated to ethical practices throughout their production processes. The companies I have listed on my website are some of my favorite ethical alternatives to fast fashion companies. Each one has made it a central part of their mission to produce in an ethical way that considers both people and the planet.

Sustainable fashion

Sustainable fashion, also called eco fashion, is a part of the growing design philosophy and trend of sustainability, the goal of which is to create a system which can be supported indefinitely in terms of human impact on the environment and social responsibility. It can be seen as an alternative trend against fast fashion.

Sustainable cosmetics

Most cosmetic products available on the market contain toxic substances that can cause changes in our health: from migraine to cancer.

Sustainable cosmetic is the one that uses ingredients that were obtained through organic farming without pesticides or chemical fertilizers. Furthermore, in the process of transforming the use of preservatives, dyes, synthetic fragrances, silicones or oils from the petrochemical are not allowed; and testing in animals is also prohibited (cruelty free).

Artisan Made Jewelry

We’re always on the search for ethical fashion brands that create beautiful collections for a cause. Each of these social enterprise jewelry collections are doing an incredible work to sustainability end cycles of poverty within some of the world’s most disadvantaged communities by empowering artisans and persevering traditional crafts

The Future Is Female

International Women’s Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. It also presents us with an opportunity to challenge conscious and unconscious gender biases; call for gender-balanced leadership; value women and men’s contributions equally; and create inclusive cultures that allow women and girls to achieve their ambitions.

Ethical Lingerie Brands

For a woman, there may be nothing as personal as what we’re wearing underneath. Our lingerie starts our day with us and should be comfortable, make us feel confident and effortlessly sexy, and ideally it should reflect our values for ethics and sustainability. There are a growing number of ethical and sustainable clothing brands that respect both people and the planet, but ethical swimwear and ethical lingerie lines – especially ones that make us look and feel amazing – are fewer and farther between. If you’re ready to update the everyday essentials to brands that are ethical, sustainable and conscious check out our 12 favorite conscious lingerie lines below.

Ethically Made Handbags & Purses

As consumers we’re passionate about knowing wether the people that make our clothes and accessories have fair wages and environmentally safe working conditions. Below we’ve compiled a list of our favorite brands ethically producing gorgeous and functional totes, handbags and weekenders for everyday use, summer travels and beyond.

Among this list are American Made, upcyled, vegan and artisan made bags from companies dedicated to both social and environmental good. From travel to work, or a night out, these 16 brands make it easier to fill your closet with ethical, high quality staples for every occasion.

Organic Baby Clothing

Parents are gravitating towards organic baby clothing to limit the exposure that their little ones get to toxic chemicals that are used in the making of everyday fabrics. Non-organic baby clothing is often made from synthetic fibers manufactured with petrochemicals, acrylic (polycrylonitriles), PVC, and esters that are linked to health variety of health problems.

The trend of organic baby clothes is part of a larger trend towards organic clothing, as more people become aware of the significant effects that the textile industry has on our environment. Today nearly 20% of all water pollution occurs through the making of non-organic clothing.