TO ACKNOWLEDGE, THANK AND PASS IT FORWARD
Sappho New Paradigm operates from the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations.
This page was one we built with such pride and hope but to be honest since the day the stores locked down we have not been able to donate anything other than product to various charities and causes . We also have stopped selling all these products as a result of learning about PFAS and the high correlation with mica - we are still very confused about the mica in that we do not know if mica itself has PFAS imbedded in it's structure ( and how then could it leach) or if the PFAS we are seeing are because the minerals have been treated or covered with dimethicone. All extra funds have gone into this study.
So please do read about these programs - once we are back up to par we will be donating once more and perchance you can - please visiit theses sites and lend a hand.
SAPPHO New Paradigm has chosen 2 areas to express our gratitude for the opportunity to serve you with our products and to be able to further causes that are close to our hearts.
We love art and believe it is important for our society and individuals to have access to it. Locally, in Vancouver :
- The Urban Native Youth Organization runs an a program called Overly Creative Minds offering teens a studio from which to learn not only traditional Native art but any medium they feel a need to pursue.
Partial proceeds from the sales of our Skin Luminizers will be donated to both these programs.
“Urban Native Youth Association UNYA is the centre of Indigenous youth excellence, supporting youth on their journeys by amplifying and celebrating their voices. UNYA's focus since its inception in 1988 has been to provide meaningful opportunities for Indigenous youth (Aboriginal, Metis, Inuit, First Nations, Status, Non-Status) in the urban setting. Our goal is to be a safe place for Indigenous youth to come and find out about programs and services at UNYA and in the broader community. UNYA strives to support Indigenous youth by providing a diverse continuum of advocacy, preventative and support services that respond to their immediate and long-term needs. Today, UNYA delivers 20+ programs, with 175+ volunteers, 100 staff, and more than 300 community partners.”
In keeping with our Canadian inspiration, our luminizer boxes feature colors chosen by members of the Urban Native Youth Association, to reflect traditional Haida Nation/Coast Salish-inspired red and green tones.
Our 3rd charity is one we have supported for over 10 years, starting with the original Sappho Organics brand: Toronto-based Breast Cancer Support Fund. This organization offers concrete financial support to those with breast cancer for such things as baby-sitting, taxis to chemo or even covering their heating bill. We believe that many cancers are human-made and we owe a debt to those that suffer from it, to help them as much as possible. Partial proceeds from the Canadian sales of our Silky Setting Powder will go to the Breast Cancer Support Fund to help those in need.