Through the daily act of washing, you will eventually free the clean, white, ceramic birds inside - potent symbols of restoration and recovery. The soap is shaped to be cradled in your hand and is a powerful representation of all creatures affected by the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Disaster.

The soaps are made with natural, locally sourced ingredients: biodiesel glycerin, fair trade olive oil, aloe, activated black charcoal, and a light cypress scent - reminiscent of Louisianan bayous. They are made by the amazing Emily Manger Davis of Sweet Olive Soap Works, a third generation soapmaker from New Orleans.

10% of profits go to environmental cleanup and care for affected animals of the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Disaster, $28,210 donated to date. (Gulf Restoration Network & International Bird Rescue)

This is the launch product of the company that I founded, Goods that Matter, proud to be the first Benefit Corporation in the state of Louisiana. These lovely BirdSoaps make wonderful gifts, which give back to many and are available here.

BirdProject originated as images of abstract black birds which I could not shake from my mind while living in Brooklyn and watching the oil spill occur from afar. Living so far away and feeling so helpless, I was compelled to find a way in which I could do something to help the BP oil spill disaster (2010) in the Gulf of Mexico.

Having never been to the area, I travelled to New Orleans to ensure that I would create the project appropriately. After visiting the city I met so many wonderful people and so many incredible things occurred I found it impossible to leave NOLA! Funded initially on kickstarter and so many things currently underway.

Press has included: Springwise, Ecouterre, Coastal Living, the Huffington Post, National Geographic, GOOD, Fast Company, People, Whole Living, the New Zealand Herald, Kickstarter Blog, TBD, & Audubon Magazine - please see the Matter press page for all the info.

+ Please visit the Goods that Matter site for more info and to see all of our products for Social Change.