Aurore Skincare

A natural skincare company disrupting the cycle of poverty that fuels human trafficking in Cambodia.

Deborah
Social Good
$14,681
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Project Description

At Aurore we strive to improve the quality of life for people everywhere by creating exceptional natural skincare.

 

Process-Detailed

Over 1 million Cambodians have migrated to work in other Southeast Asian Countries in pursuit of economic opportunities. Many people travel illegally with brokers, which makes them vulnerable to exploitation and human trafficking. It is our firm stance that everyone deserves to live a dignified life, free from oppression, which is why we're creating skincare for humanity.

We are developing a unique, natural skincare line, derived from powerful raw ingredients native to Cambodia that revive and rejuvenate the skin. Our company is committed to creating safe, effective and natural skincare for consumers that are free of chemicals, parabens, synthetics, and other toxins. Aurore is a brand that you can trust.

Our standards for quality are evident in every facet of our operations from seed to shelf.

Aurore works directly with anti-trafficking organizations in Cambodia to create economic opportunity for vulnerable communities through integration in our supply chain. We source our natural ingredients through farming cooperatives that employ survivors of human trafficking and those at-risk. It is our mission to disrupt the cycle of poverty that fuels human trafficking and to support these individuals and their families as they rebuild their lives.

Our business model is founded upon our investment in the communities we serve. Aurore uses a bottom-up approach to management to promote co-creation and to encourage individual development and growth for the people we seek to empower. Not only do we provide economic opportunity for trafficking survivors and at-risk individuals, but we also invest in vocational skills training for these women and men. It is our hope that Aurore will offer stability for people like Arun who are recovering from challenging situations and inspire these individuals to start their own businesses when they're back on their feet.


How will we use your money?

We don't believe in cutting corners when it comes to taking care of ourselves. Your health is an investment and we want to ensure that our products are made with the utmost care.

Funding for this campaign will allow us to complete the research and development of our innovative skincare formula and to ensure that we comply with all FDA and EU safety regulations. Additionally, the money raised will cover our operational costs including the Aurore online platform, brand development, and product design.

Finalizing the research and development is a crucial step that will enable our company to bring consumers like you the highest quality natural products and to help women and men like Arun. With your financial support, we are slated to begin production in 2018!

 

Budget

Please help us spread the word about our crowdfunding campaign by sharing our cause with your social network!

Post about the campaign on your social media sites, send a quick email out to your contacts, and tell your friends and family about the cause!! The more people we can connect with, the greater impact we will have in the fight against human trafficking.

For our financial backers, we strongly encourage the art of the humble brag. Celebrate your kindness and incredible spirit by giving yourself a social media shout out when you donate to our campaign. You deserve credit for taking action in support of this important cause!

 


Get social with Aurore! 

Follow us on social media (FB, IG, LinkedIn) and sign-up for our mailing list at www.auroreskincare.com. We're thrilled to welcome you to our community!

Interested in collaborating? Want to become more involved? Email us at team@auroreskincare.com with all inquiries, questions, ideas or suggestions.

We'd love to connect with you!


When you make a donation to our campaign you will also support Cambodian artisans!

As consumers, we have incredible power to shape the kind of world we live in. For that reason, we have carefully selected products hand crafted by women and men in Cambodia to offer as a special thank you for your contribution to our campaign.

We hope you will enjoy these perks as a small token of our eternal gratitude and appreciation for your investment in our company. Check out the full list of products below!


Check out our campaign rewards! 

   

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Team Aurore

 

Deb & Erin

Together, Deborah and Erin have over 13 years of experience in humanitarian assistance, international development, global operations, marketing, sales and management in addition to their extensive knowledge of natural therapies and skincare.

Deborah and Erin met while taking a business class during their final semesters of graduate school at American University in Washington, D.C. They became fast friends as they discovered each other’s passion and dedication to social change.

Both women believe in the power of collaboration between the public and private sector to solve complex social problems. Together they set out to create Aurore, a social enterprise that applies private sector resources and techniques to confront human trafficking, the most horrific violation of human rights.

Deborah and Erin are based in Washington, D.C. where, on any given day, you will find them working tirelessly alongside one another at local co-working spaces around town!

Thank you so much for your support. Together, we will change lives!!


Recognition

Video Credits:

Executive Producers & Writers: Deborah Agustoni, Laura Elizabeth Pohl and Erin Price

Director, U.S. Videographer & Editor: Laura Elizabeth Pohl

Cambodia Videographer, Producer: Ly Bela, CCPCR

Cast: Maggie O’Neill, Fatima Popal & Anchyi Wei

Additional Photography Credit: Deborah Agustoni

Branding and Design:

Cristie Stevens

Updates

The Project FAQs

  

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04/29/2018
Monetary Contribution With No Reward
$75
03/08/2018
Monetary Contribution With No Reward
$50
02/02/2018
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$10
02/01/2018
Monetary Contribution With No Reward
$50
02/01/2018
Monetary Contribution With No Reward
$50
Joe
02/01/2018
Monetary Contribution With No Reward
$50
01/30/2018
Advocate
$50
01/30/2018
Monetary Contribution With No Reward
$50
01/30/2018
Activist
$75
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01/29/2018
Monetary Contribution With No Reward
$50
Monetary Contribution With No Reward
57 Supporters
Contribute
$25
Supporter

Thank you for your contribution to the Aurore campaign, you are a true supporter of human rights! You will receive:

·a personalized thank you note

·a virtual hug

·our unyielding gratitude

 

21 Supporters
None available
$50
Advocate

You are an amazing advocate for human rights! As a thank you for your generosity you will receive:

·a gift box filled with natural soaps

 

These beauty products are handmade in Cambodia using traditional techniques and extracts derived exclusively from native plant oils and 100 % natural ingredients.

17 Supporters
None available
$75
Activist

You're an incredible activist! As a special thank you for your generosity, we will send you:

·a handmade good luck bracelet

 

These gorgeous bracelets are handcrafted in Phnom Penh by female artisans working to build new lives for themselves and their families. Let it serve as a reminder of the strength and beauty of the creators and the person wearing it.

11 Supporters
None available
$125
Defender

You are a true defender of human rights! People like you change the world by casting a stone that creates many ripples of change. To show our appreciation for your contribution, we will send you:

·a magnificent scarf handwoven in Cambodia

·a package of Cambodian incense

 

Cozy up on the couch and unwind as the incredible aromas wash over you.

10 Supporters
None available
$250
Champion

You are a true champion for change! Champions know the difference they can make by a simple action of donation and so they do. We will send you:

·a magnificent handwoven scarf

·a beautifully crafted tote bag

 

Sport your accessories as a testament to your support for ethical fashion and local Cambodian entrepreneurs!

5 Supporters
None available
$500
Change-maker

You are a changemaker for women and men in Cambodia! As a special thank you for your incredible generosity, we will send you:

·a package of incense

·a handwoven scarf

·a handmade good luck bracelet

·a handcrafted tote bag

 

You'll look and feel great, knowing that your contribution is directly supporting local artisans all around Cambodia!

 

6 Supporters
None available
$1,000
Altruist

You are a genuine altruist! We are blown away by your support. We will credit you as a generous benefactor on our website and other promotional materials. In addition, as a special thank you for your incredible heart, we will send you:

·a package of incense sticks

·a hand-woven scarf

·a good luck bracelet

·a handcrafted tote bag

·a matching laptop case

 

Your contribution will also allow a survivor of human trafficking in Cambodia to take part in skills training lasting up to 12 months! As an added bonus, we'd like to treat you to an exclusive dinner at Maketto DC with the Aurore founders to enjoy a special Cambodian tasting menu made by renowned Chef Erik Bruner-Yang just for the occasion (nom nom - that’s right!).

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2 Supporters
Select this reward
$3,000
Golden Heart

You have a Golden Heart and that is truly hard to find! We will credit you as a generous benefactor on our website and other promotional materials. Furthermore, to reward your super power we will send you:

·a package of incense

·a handwoven scarf

·a good luck bracelet

·a handcrafted tote bag

·a matching laptop case

 

Your contribution will also become pure social innovation because you will provide a small grant for three survivors of human trafficking to set up their first Aurore Home Garden. The grant will cover the cost of tools, seeds, and skills training for each survivor which provides the foundation for self-sustainable futures for themselves and their families. As an added bonus, we'd like to treat you to an exclusive dinner at Maketto DC with theAurore founders to enjoy a special Cambodian tasting menu made by renowned Chef Erik Bruner-Yang just for the occasion (nom nom - that’s right!).

5 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$10,000
Sponsor

Thank you for your incredible generosity! We are deeply humbled and honored that an incredible soul like you has join us in this journey of co-creation to bring about positive change for the most vulnerable! As a sponsor, we will credit you as a generous benefactor on our website and other promotional materials. We will also send you:

·a package of incense sticks

·a hand-woven scarf

·a good luck bracelet

·a handcrafted tote bag

·a matching laptop case

·a cosmetic bag

 

Your contribution will also be used to provide a small grant for six survivors of human trafficking to set up their first Aurore Home Garden. The grant will cover the cost of tools, seeds, and skills training for each survivor which provides the foundation for a self-sustainable future. Talk about empowerment! As an added bonus, we'd like to treat you to an exclusive dinner at Maketto DC with the Aurore founders to enjoy a special Cambodian tasting menu made by renowned Chef Erik Bruner-Yang just for the occasion (nom nom - that’s right!).

5 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution With No Reward
57 Supporters
Contribute
$25
Supporter

Thank you for your contribution to the Aurore campaign, you are a true supporter of human rights! You will receive:

·a personalized thank you note

·a virtual hug

·our unyielding gratitude

 

21 Supporters
None available
$50
Advocate

You are an amazing advocate for human rights! As a thank you for your generosity you will receive:

·a gift box filled with natural soaps

 

These beauty products are handmade in Cambodia using traditional techniques and extracts derived exclusively from native plant oils and 100 % natural ingredients.

17 Supporters
None available
$75
Activist

You're an incredible activist! As a special thank you for your generosity, we will send you:

·a handmade good luck bracelet

 

These gorgeous bracelets are handcrafted in Phnom Penh by female artisans working to build new lives for themselves and their families. Let it serve as a reminder of the strength and beauty of the creators and the person wearing it.

11 Supporters
None available
$125
Defender

You are a true defender of human rights! People like you change the world by casting a stone that creates many ripples of change. To show our appreciation for your contribution, we will send you:

·a magnificent scarf handwoven in Cambodia

·a package of Cambodian incense

 

Cozy up on the couch and unwind as the incredible aromas wash over you.

10 Supporters
None available
$250
Champion

You are a true champion for change! Champions know the difference they can make by a simple action of donation and so they do. We will send you:

·a magnificent handwoven scarf

·a beautifully crafted tote bag

 

Sport your accessories as a testament to your support for ethical fashion and local Cambodian entrepreneurs!

5 Supporters
None available
$500
Change-maker

You are a changemaker for women and men in Cambodia! As a special thank you for your incredible generosity, we will send you:

·a package of incense

·a handwoven scarf

·a handmade good luck bracelet

·a handcrafted tote bag

 

You'll look and feel great, knowing that your contribution is directly supporting local artisans all around Cambodia!

 

6 Supporters
None available
$1,000
Altruist

You are a genuine altruist! We are blown away by your support. We will credit you as a generous benefactor on our website and other promotional materials. In addition, as a special thank you for your incredible heart, we will send you:

·a package of incense sticks

·a hand-woven scarf

·a good luck bracelet

·a handcrafted tote bag

·a matching laptop case

 

Your contribution will also allow a survivor of human trafficking in Cambodia to take part in skills training lasting up to 12 months! As an added bonus, we'd like to treat you to an exclusive dinner at Maketto DC with the Aurore founders to enjoy a special Cambodian tasting menu made by renowned Chef Erik Bruner-Yang just for the occasion (nom nom - that’s right!).

98 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
$3,000
Golden Heart

You have a Golden Heart and that is truly hard to find! We will credit you as a generous benefactor on our website and other promotional materials. Furthermore, to reward your super power we will send you:

·a package of incense

·a handwoven scarf

·a good luck bracelet

·a handcrafted tote bag

·a matching laptop case

 

Your contribution will also become pure social innovation because you will provide a small grant for three survivors of human trafficking to set up their first Aurore Home Garden. The grant will cover the cost of tools, seeds, and skills training for each survivor which provides the foundation for self-sustainable futures for themselves and their families. As an added bonus, we'd like to treat you to an exclusive dinner at Maketto DC with theAurore founders to enjoy a special Cambodian tasting menu made by renowned Chef Erik Bruner-Yang just for the occasion (nom nom - that’s right!).

5 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$10,000
Sponsor

Thank you for your incredible generosity! We are deeply humbled and honored that an incredible soul like you has join us in this journey of co-creation to bring about positive change for the most vulnerable! As a sponsor, we will credit you as a generous benefactor on our website and other promotional materials. We will also send you:

·a package of incense sticks

·a hand-woven scarf

·a good luck bracelet

·a handcrafted tote bag

·a matching laptop case

·a cosmetic bag

 

Your contribution will also be used to provide a small grant for six survivors of human trafficking to set up their first Aurore Home Garden. The grant will cover the cost of tools, seeds, and skills training for each survivor which provides the foundation for a self-sustainable future. Talk about empowerment! As an added bonus, we'd like to treat you to an exclusive dinner at Maketto DC with the Aurore founders to enjoy a special Cambodian tasting menu made by renowned Chef Erik Bruner-Yang just for the occasion (nom nom - that’s right!).

5 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward