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Top 100 Social Good Trends in 2020

From COVID-19 Pivots to Community-Driven Initiatives

— January 16, 2021 — Autos
While it's easy to focus on the negative, this list of 2020 social good trends serves as a reminder of the positive news that has come out of this year. This list is compiled of over 100 ideas and inspirations that occurred over the course of 2020, ranging from community-driven initiatives to businesses' impactful COVID-19 responses.

After most of the world went into lockdowns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses used their platform and resources to help. Crocs, for example, offered free shoes to hospital workers, knowing the comfortable clogs have been a long-time essential for long shifts. Meanwhile, H&M partnered with the EU to produce medical supplies like hygienic masks.

2020 was also a year for people to come together to help one another, prompting a new host of businesses and services that catered to changing consumer needs. An example, is LifeCrates -- a non-profit that formed to help senior citizens acquire the essentials they need, without having to leave the house. Appealing to people on a universal level, Yale acknowledged the hardships faced this year and offered its course on Happiness for free.
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First Responder Action Figures
First Responder Action Figures
Mattel Releases Special Edition Action Figures—#ThankYouHeroes
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102
Climate Change Clocks
Climate Change Clocks
Nyc's Metronome Digital Clock is Now Reprogrammed to Warn of Climate Change
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101
Sports Brand Solidarity Ads
Sports Brand Solidarity Ads
Nike's #UntilWeAllWin Campaign was Publicly Supported by adidas
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100
Retail Giant-Made Medical Supplies
Retail Giant-Made Medical Supplies
H&M Partnered with the EU to Produce Medical Supplies
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99
Virtual Feminist Protests
Virtual Feminist Protests
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is Now a Platform Used for Protests
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98
Branded Climate-Conscious Funds
Branded Climate-Conscious Funds
Lush's Animal Fund Helps Wildlife Affected by the Australian Fires
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97
Justice-Themed Safety Designs
Justice-Themed Safety Designs
Born x Raised Launched the No Justice, No Peace Collection for BLM
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96
Elevated Nut Butters
Elevated Nut Butters
Butterfly Superfoods' Nut Butter Recipes are Dense on Nutrients
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95
Futuristic Vegan Cocktail Bars
Futuristic Vegan Cocktail Bars
Neon Tiger Offers an Experience Set in the Year 2048
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94
Rapper-Branded Financial Literacy Courses
Rapper-Branded Financial Literacy Courses
21 Savage Boasts a Free Online Financial Literacy Course
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93
Charitable Coffee Campaigns
Charitable Coffee Campaigns
Dunkin' Coffee Break Supports Frontline Workers in the US
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92
Motivational Streamed Fitness Classes
Motivational Streamed Fitness Classes
Fitness Expert Andrea Marcellus Launched Online Classes
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Community-Building Streetwear Initiatives
Community-Building Streetwear Initiatives
1017 ALYX 9SM's Meaningful Connections Joins Consumers
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At-Home HPV Testing Kits
At-Home HPV Testing Kits
The Sukha ProjectHelps Women Perform Health Tests from Home
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89
Senior Food Delivery Initiatives
Senior Food Delivery Initiatives
LifeCrates is a Non-Profit That Supports Low-Income Seniors
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88
Climate Change-Mimicking Hothouses
Climate Change-Mimicking Hothouses
The Hothouse by Studio Weave is Ornate and Educational
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87
Distillery Hand Sanitizer Production
Distillery Hand Sanitizer Production
Toronto's Spirit of York is Producing Hand Sanitizer
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86
Nurturing Toy Subscription Services
Nurturing Toy Subscription Services
KiwiCo's Panda Crate is Science-Backed and Stage-Specific
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85
Inclusive LGBTQ-Friendly Retirement Homes
Inclusive LGBTQ-Friendly Retirement Homes
Living Out is the Ideal Place for LGBTQ Seniors
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84
Waterless Jelly-Encased Medications
Waterless Jelly-Encased Medications
The Conceptual 'Jelly' Medicine Doesn't Require a Glass of H2O
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83
Comic-Inspired Shoe Collections
Comic-Inspired Shoe Collections
The Marvel x TOMS Collection Includes Styles for the Whole Family
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Charitable Pandemic Relief Apparel
Charitable Pandemic Relief Apparel
Prabal Gurung Teamed Up with All Americans for COVID-19 Relief
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Health-Focused Feminine Care Brands
Health-Focused Feminine Care Brands
Sustain Natural Boasts a Variety of Products That are Safe
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80
Flat-Pack Healthcare Rooms
Flat-Pack Healthcare Rooms
JUPE Health Has Designed Mobile Health Units for Hospitals
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Hotel Pivoted Hospital Concepts
Hotel Pivoted Hospital Concepts
LEO A DALY Debuts Hotel2hospital Concept for COVID-19 Response
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78
Radically Rebranded Creative Studios
Radically Rebranded Creative Studios
An Interview with Jeff Staple on the New Reed Art Department
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77
Awareness-Raising Ethical Fashion Shows
Awareness-Raising Ethical Fashion Shows
The Vegan Fashion Week in LA Boasts the Theme of Expansion
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76
Rural Community-Supporting Watches
Rural Community-Supporting Watches
ASOROCK Watches Help Build Libraries in Rural Africa
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75
Charitable Coronavirus Cookbooks
Charitable Coronavirus Cookbooks
The New Family Meal Cookbook Supports Restaurant Worker Relief
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74
Movember-Encouraging Chips
Movember-Encouraging Chips
Pringles Highlights the Important Conversations Around Men's Health
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73
Collaborative Justice Graphic Tees
Collaborative Justice Graphic Tees
Cherry Los Angeles Taps Wasted Youth, Carrots, & More for a Tee
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72
Free Online Happiness Courses
Free Online Happiness Courses
Yale is Offering a Free Course to All, 'The Science of Well-Being'
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71
Mental Health Awareness Glasses
Mental Health Awareness Glasses
Planet CB by Coco & Breezy x Zenni Supports Black Youth
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70
Solidary Justice-Themed Tees
Solidary Justice-Themed Tees
The End Racism Shirt by Stüssy Stands for #BlackLivesMatter
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69
Whimsical Collectable Chairs
Whimsical Collectable Chairs
READYMADE and Futura Introduce a Chair Made with Bottle Caps
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68
Informative Solar-Powered Sculptures
Informative Solar-Powered Sculptures
Jason deCaires Taylor's Piece Responds to Rising Temperatures
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67
Reversible Climate Crisis Poems
Reversible Climate Crisis Poems
Patagonia Debuts a Clever, Though-Provoking Climate Poem
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66
Mindful Minimalist Timepieces
Mindful Minimalist Timepieces
Tian Watches Support Communities in Africa
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65
Charitable Graphic Skate Tees
Charitable Graphic Skate Tees
Palace Skateboards' Tri-to-Help Capsule Takes a Philantrophic Angle
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64
Virtual Bathroom Tissue Runways
Virtual Bathroom Tissue Runways
The 2020 Cashmere Collection Masquerade Ball Featured Bold Pieces
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63
Stacked Airplane Fuselage Towers
Stacked Airplane Fuselage Towers
The '737 Max Tower' Provides a Structurally Sound Living Space
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62
Sex Trafficking Awareness Campaigns
Sex Trafficking Awareness Campaigns
Covenant House Toronto Launched the Shoppable Girls Campaign
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61
Activist Workshop Stores
Activist Workshop Stores
The Body Shop's Body Care Store Returns to Its Activist Roots
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60
Anti-Bullying Kind Sweaters
Anti-Bullying Kind Sweaters
The Kind Campaign Helps Raise Awareness About Bullying
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Complimentary Healthcare Worker Footwear
Complimentary Healthcare Worker Footwear
Crocs is Offering Free Shoes for Healthcare Workers
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58
Early STEM Coding Toys
Early STEM Coding Toys
Learning Resources' Coding Critters are Ideal for Kids, Ages Four Until 10
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57
Customized Vintage Graphic Tees
Customized Vintage Graphic Tees
Fergadelic Designs Custom Tees for Oxfam Charity Purposes
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56
Insulated Portable Shelters
Insulated Portable Shelters
The Iglou is Fireproof, Waterproof and Built in Seconds
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55
Diversity-Focused Bandages
Diversity-Focused Bandages
Band-Aid is Launching a Range That Embraces Different Skin Tones
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54
Charitable Logo T-Shirts
Charitable Logo T-Shirts
The Takashi Murakami x Supreme Shirt Supports Covid-19 Relief Efforts
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Circular Seaside Pandemic Memorials
Circular Seaside Pandemic Memorials
This COVID-19 Pandemic Memorial Helps Visitors Observe Nature
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52
Open-Source 3D Replaceable Masks
Open-Source 3D Replaceable Masks
MY FACE MASK Scans Faces to Create a Customized, Reusable Mask
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51
Affordable 3D-Printed Prosthetic
Affordable 3D-Printed Prosthetic
Lorenzo Spreafico's Final Project Provides Tactile Feedback
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50
Socially Supportive Hand Sanitizers
Socially Supportive Hand Sanitizers
The Vegamour Hand Sanitizer Spray Supports Those in Need
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49
Developing Nation Water Stills
Developing Nation Water Stills
The Conceptual 'Tuju' Solar-Powered Water Still is Accessible
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48
Portable Community Kitchens
Portable Community Kitchens
Soup International Builds Resources for Asylum Seekers and Regufees
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Pandemic Relief Workout Promotions
Pandemic Relief Workout Promotions
Kayla Itsines is Encouraging Donations Through the SWEAT App
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Charitable Limited Edition Prints
Charitable Limited Edition Prints
Takashi Murakami's Prints are Expected to Hit $1 Million for BLM
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Hands-On STEAM Toys
Hands-On STEAM Toys
Matatalab Debuts Its New Coding Robot for Ages Three and Up at CES 2020
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Virtual Protest Events
Virtual Protest Events
Anti-Racist Campaigners Launched a Digital Black Lives Matter Protest
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Artisanal Face Masks
Artisanal Face Masks
The Saridjo x The Artisans Collection Shares Design-Forward Reusable Styles
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Unity-Themed Graphic Tees
Unity-Themed Graphic Tees
HUF and Haroshi Release the Justice T-Shirt for Justice
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Eye-Catching Gender Equality Ads
Eye-Catching Gender Equality Ads
VCCP Launched 'Does It Sit Comfortably' Ad Ahead of Women's Day
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Pay-as-You-Go Solar Fridges
Pay-as-You-Go Solar Fridges
Youmma's Compact Fridge Runs on a Single Solar Panel
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39
Virtual Grooming Programs
Virtual Grooming Programs
Gillette's 'My Virtual Barber' Guides Canadians Through At-Home Cuts
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38
Plastic Expiry Stickers
Plastic Expiry Stickers
'Plastic Expiry Date' Stickers Bring Attention to Plastic's Long Life
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Charitable Luxury Sunglasses
Charitable Luxury Sunglasses
NTWRK Joins Balmain and Akoni to Support Charitable Causes
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Pre-Fabricated Pandemic Shelter Kits
Pre-Fabricated Pandemic Shelter Kits
ThePerfectSpace Unveils a DIY Disaster Relief Pop-Up Shelter
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Free Hand Sanitizer Initiatives
Free Hand Sanitizer Initiatives
LVMH is Offering Free Hand Sanitizer to French Health Authorities
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Banana-Dominant Healthy Vegan Snacks
Banana-Dominant Healthy Vegan Snacks
The Monkey Bar is Delicious and Perfect for a Mid-Day Refuel
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Small Business Gift Boxes
Small Business Gift Boxes
The Happy Box from Ribett Features a Selection of Goods from Local Shops
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Sportswear Brand-Made Medical Shields
Sportswear Brand-Made Medical Shields
Nike Face Shields are Being Produced to Fight COVID-19
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Youth Activist Campaigns
Youth Activist Campaigns
BE THE FUTURE GapKids Amplifies the Voices of Young American Activists
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Recycled Annual Pavilions
Recycled Annual Pavilions
The 2020 Serpentine Pavilions Will Be Designed by Counterspace
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LGBTQ+ Support Initiatives
LGBTQ+ Support Initiatives
The Better Skin Co. is Matching Customer Donations in June
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Private Sector Mask Productions
Private Sector Mask Productions
Piper & Skye Employs Over 30 Sewists to Manufacture Masks
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Ethically Made Swimwear
Ethically Made Swimwear
Unika is Donating 10% of Its October Sales to Rethink Breast Cancer
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Traditional Gender-Neutral Parkas
Traditional Gender-Neutral Parkas
Canada Goose Collaborated with Inuit Designers for Project Atigi
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25
Botanically Enriched Hand Sanitizers
Botanically Enriched Hand Sanitizers
The Amass Rinse Free Hand Wash Has 70% Alcohol
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Frontline Staff Discount Promotions
Frontline Staff Discount Promotions
SAXX Underwear is Offering Discounts and Care Packages
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Archival Fashion Fabric Masks
Archival Fashion Fabric Masks
The Mira Mikati Mask is a Fashionable Safety Accessory
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22
Empowering Virtual Protests
Empowering Virtual Protests
The London-Based BLM Organization Launched a Virtual Protest
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Holistic AI-Powered Toy Kits
Holistic AI-Powered Toy Kits
Osmo's Little Genius Starter Kit Taps Classic Learning Methods
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20
Developing Nation Vehicle Designs
Developing Nation Vehicle Designs
The Conceptual 'Project Outreach' Vehicle Supports Communities
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19
Safety-Centric Graphic T-Shirts
Safety-Centric Graphic T-Shirts
UNDERCOVER Launches Social Distancing Tees for Safety Purposes
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18
Diversity-Focused Search Updates
Diversity-Focused Search Updates
Pexels Updated Its Search Algorithm to Increase LGBTQ+ Visibility
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17
Vodka Brand Hand Sanitizers
Vodka Brand Hand Sanitizers
Tito's Hand Cleanser Has an 80% Alcohol Content to Kill Germs
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Women-Owned Sustainable Swim Brands
Women-Owned Sustainable Swim Brands
Carve Designs Combine Aesthetic Chic with Ultimate Comfort
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Philanthropic Gen Z Brands
Philanthropic Gen Z Brands
Favored Nations Mobilizes Gen Z to Support Important Issues
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Charitable Online Pop-Up Shops
Charitable Online Pop-Up Shops
Ted Baker Launched 'Ted's Bazaar,' Featuring Exclusive Products
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Charitable Call-Out Apparel Lines
Charitable Call-Out Apparel Lines
André 3000 is Raising Funds for the Black Lives Matter Movement
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12
Reusable Hygiene Masks
Reusable Hygiene Masks
Mitsufuji's Hamon AG Mask Can Be Washed Up to 50 Times
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Fashion Label-Made Face Masks
Fashion Label-Made Face Masks
Lacoste Emolyees are Creating Reusable Face Masks during COVID-19
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Size-Inclusive Goddess Figure Candles
Size-Inclusive Goddess Figure Candles
These Candles Honor the Natural Beauty of Female Bodies
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Charitable Quarantine Wines
Charitable Quarantine Wines
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis Created a Quarantine Wine for Charity
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8
Scuba Mask Ventilator Hacks
Scuba Mask Ventilator Hacks
The 'Charlotte Valve' Transforms Snorkeling Masks into Ventilators
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Self-Isolation Creativity Platforms
Self-Isolation Creativity Platforms
The Bombay Sapphire 'CREATE FROM HOME' Platform is Interactive
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Charitable Adult Entertainment
Charitable Adult Entertainment
Pornhub is Giving Italians Free Access to its Premium Membership
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Customizable On-the-Go Beauty Tools
Customizable On-the-Go Beauty Tools
The Ready Set Jet Beauty Baton Collection is Multi-Tasking
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Casual Self-Cleaning Garments
Casual Self-Cleaning Garments
The Unhoused Self-Cleaning Hoodie Repels Sweat, Stains and More
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3
Eco-Conscious Baby Brands
Eco-Conscious Baby Brands
Eco Totz Boasts a Range of Grooming Products, Toys, Apparel & More
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2
Satirical Humorous Graphic Tees
Satirical Humorous Graphic Tees
Maurizio Cattelan and Perrotin Join to Create the Comedian T-Shirt
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Hearing Impaired Face Mask Designs
Hearing Impaired Face Mask Designs
A College Student Created a Face Mask Design for the Deaf
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