Dogeared Jewels & Gifts Announces Official Certification as a B Corporation

Dogeared passes rigorous review process to join a new sector of the economy that harnesses the power of private enterprise to create public benefit.

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Dogeared has always made everything by hand, in the USA, in as environmentally responsible a way as possible, and we have always given back to nonprofits working to improve our world.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 02, 2012

Dogeared Jewels & Gifts, a trendsetting fashion brand known for innovative designs and a cool California aesthetic, is proud to announce that it has achieved certification as a B Corporation. Certified B Corporations are a new type of corporation that uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. B Corporations, through their social and environmental practices, ensure that their businesses aspire to do no harm and to benefit all.

“Dogeared is proud of having achieved this important certification,” stated Merlin Clarke, Dogeared’s owner and Director of Corporate Social Responsibility. “In reality, we founded the company on the values required to be a B Corporation, over 20 years ago. We have always made everything by hand, in the USA, in as environmentally responsible a way as possible, and we have always given back to nonprofits working to improve our world.”

B Corps are a diverse community with one unifying goal: to redefine success in business. Every certified business has an accessible B Impact Reports that details how they measure up across the five impact areas: accountability, employees, consumers, community and the environment.

“I was delighted to be invited me to bring my experience in community service and non-profits to Dogeared,” added Bobbi Ross-Neier, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager. “It is gratifying to use my expertise to build initiatives that benefit employees, the environment, nonprofits, and the company. Dogeared is 100% committed to upholding the standards for accountability and transparency that come with this prestigious certification.”

Over 450 leading businesses have joined the community of Certified B Corporations, wanting to influence the market beyond the scope of their individual businesses. This diverse community with one unifying goal: to redefine success in business. http://www.bcorporation.net/

Dogeared Jewels & Gifts
Designer Marcia Maizel-Clarke founded Dogeared Jewels & Gifts just over 20 years ago in Southern California. Originating word jewelry, she began creating beautiful pieces with the purpose of putting positive, peaceful, and loving energy into the world. This energy has always included being kind to the planet, handcrafting all the jewels and gifts in California, and working with non-profit organizations sharing a vision of a better world. Dogeared's unique, custom-cast jewels are regularly featured in fashion, lifestyle, and celebrity publications, in films and on television shows. Trendsetting retailers around the world, including Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale’s, Fred Segal, and ABC Home, all carry Dogeared. Dogeared is a certified B Corporation. Please visit http://www.dogeared.com for Dogeared's online flagship store. For wholesale information, visit http://www.dogearedwholesale.com.