The shop small guide that makes life easier

Support our community’s small-business owners, with products that make your own busy life run a lot more smoothly

To celebrate National Small Business Week, we’ve put together a five-part series that delivers honest, helpful advice from successful entrepreneurs.

There’s something really satisfying about buying something from a small business: You’re supporting a startup with real (determined) faces behind it, you’re choosing a product that has been meticulously thought out down to the last detail—and ultimately your life is about to get a little easier thanks to the genius new gifts, clothing, beverages, and more that you can choose from below, all crafted by WeWork Labs members.

Start your day with a coffee fix. Brew a cup of Haiti Coffee, made from freshly-roasted single-source, blended beans, and cold brew. Created by a team at WeWork Seattle, the company aims to renew Haiti’s reputation as one of the world’s top coffee exporters. Added perk: A portion of the profits is filtered back into the community, helping to educate Haitian farmers and entrepreneurs. $16.75 per 12-oz bag

Entertain the kids while you work. With Popin Toys, a foldable playground for kids, your children will be engaged for hours while you crank through that pitch deck. From pirate ships to kitchen sets, its patented folding-cardboard design, created by the WeWork Derech Ha’atzmaut 45–based member in Haifa, Israel, brings inventive games to life even when you’re limited on space. Donate to their Kickstarter campaign.

Celebrate a win. Toast your team with Novo Fogo Cachaça (ka-sha-sah), a producer and brand of Brazilian spirits and member at WeWork 1411 4th Ave in Seattle. They cultivate USDA-certified organic sugarcane and produce cachaça sustainably, helping you to create killer cocktails that go well beyond the Caipirinha. $34.99 for 750 ml of Novo Fogo Silver Cachaça

Take an OOO. The Saltwater Collective, a member at WeWork 1 University Ave in Toronto, has created a simple yet stunning line of sustainable swimwear—made from abandoned fishing nets and plastic scraps—that is perfect when you need a getaway from the grind. Tops, $75; bottoms, $85

Show up looking rested. Wake Me Up, a member at WeWork 198 Avenue De France in Paris, has crafted a line of natural beauty oils made from plum, hazelnut, and coconut, designed to help you achieve a bright, full-night’s-rest complexion. It’s a lifesaver when you’re powering through late nights and early mornings. $10 for 10 ml of Care Oil

Give the best gift ever. Every time. Show the people who support you exactly how much you appreciate it. Give Kindra, a member at WeWork Dumbo Heights in Brooklyn, New York, makes it surprisingly simple to create a custom photo book that celebrates someone amazing. You pick the images and text, and the Give Kindra design team takes care of the rest. Best of all, it’s personalized, so you’ll win major points for such a considerate present. Pre-orders start in June.


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