While you are reading this… A few unfair statistics

Our comfortable little lives tend to distance us from the atrocities that are happening every day in the world. Most of us carry our days without thinking much about what other people might be going through. Occasionally, we might stand up for a cause, give a little donation, do a little good and help someone in need. And don’t get us wrong, that is great. But have we ever stopped and really thought about what’s going on in this very moment around the world? Here’s a few facts that might shock you. We don’t promise that what you’re about to read will keep you comfortable, but we just hope that it will spark a little something within you.

While you are reading this,

– 827.5 million people around the world are starving and don’t have enough food to live a healthy life.

– 300,000 children are battling cancer yearly.

– 849.8 million people are thirsty and lack access to clean drinkable water and sanitation.

– 263 million children worldwide are out of school and do not have an education.

– 65 million people are separated from their families and displaced from their homes due to wars.

– 40 million humans around the world are living as modern slaves.

– 100 million people are literally homeless and don’t have a roof over their heads.

– 3.5 billion people still do not have access to the internet.

Now you can pretend you didn’t read that and carry on with your day as usual, or you can do something about it. Just because something is happening far away from us, doesn’t mean that it’s not happening at all and that we can’t do anything to change it. Those statistics are simply unacceptable in today’s world and it is up to us to make a difference and take a step towards a better world for the sake of humanity. All it takes is to have a Dulce heart and spread it as far as possible until we can all live in a complete world one day.


Five simple tips for saving water that no one told you about

It’s no secret, we care about water and we believe that it is a precious gift that should be accessible to everyone. Yet every day, a huge amount of water gets wasted by us humans. A lot of people take water for granted and don’t realize that in other parts of the world families are struggling to find safe and clean water. So we felt it is our responsibility to spread awareness on how we can all save water on a daily basis. Now, we all know the usual “don’t leave the water running while you brush your teeth” or “wash your clothes in full loads” tips so we’ve decided to share five new tips that no one told you about before!

1- Practice your speech in front of the mirror

You cannot imagine the amount of water that is wasted every year from people practicing their speeches in the shower. Save water by making your shower short and practicing what you’re going to say in front of the mirror instead. It’s even more effective.

2- Follow the organic trend

As a general rule, we don’t think any fashion trend should be followed. Except for the organic trend, you have our full blessings on that one. So go ahead and jump on the organic bandwagon because cotton is one hell of a thirsty crop and you’ll be saving so much water when you switch to organic cotton instead.

3- Buy your socks and underwear in the same color

Yes, those packs of socks and underwear that come in various different colors are absolutely adorable. The only problem is, every color or so needs to be washed separately. Think of how much less washing machine loads you’d need (and therefore how much water you’d save) if you bought them all in one or two colors instead.

4- Be happy

OK, this is a tough one to explain but we’ll give it a try. The water in our body is to a certain extent reusable. That means that the water you’re drinking right now was already drank by someone else before (we apologize for putting that image in your head). But when you cry, that water is simply wasted (we weren’t kidding when we said that every drop counts). So just smile, be happy and save water along the way!

5- Wear Dulce

First, our products are organic and eco-friendly, therefore saving water in the process. Second, all of our profits are donated to charity, with one of those charities being Water.Org. That’s two birds in one stone! So save up some water, start shopping and give families in need the gift of water!

Posted by Dulce Salerno