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Random ramblings and occasional rants about awards, recognition, climate, community, and business as a force for good.

Rivanna honored as "Best for the World"

Rivanna honored as "Best for the World"

For the 5th year in a row, Rivanna Natural Designs has been recognized as a leader in positive business impact by the nonprofit B Lab

Rivanna Helps Support Monkey Tail Ranch

Our new Refer Rivanna program has really taken off, with our loyal customers referring our eco-friendly awards to others. When someone refers a new customer who makes a purchase, we donate a portion of the sale to a local nonprofit organization. Our current nonprofit partners are Richmond SPCAFeedMore, and the IRC. We've now added Monkey Tail Ranch.
Monkey Tail Ranch
Rivanna Supports Soles4Souls

Rivanna Supports Soles4Souls

A clean, comfortable pair of shoes.  We take them for granted. Many (probably most) of us have too many shoes.  But what about those who have no shoes?  Women in the developing world who walk barefoot to retrieve water? Men and children who have lost their shoes in natural disasters or armed conflicts?

Rivanna Volunteers at FeedMore’s Community Kitchen

The Rivanna Natural Designs' team volunteered at FeedMore, a nonprofit organization benefitting hunger-relief in RVA.
Rivanna Volunteers at FeedMore’s Community Kitchen
New Glass Awards, New Possibilities

New Glass Awards, New Possibilities

 Our new Artisan Glass collection is the result of our year-long collaboration with renowned Blue Ridge artist Neil Duman.  Working with Neil has been a joy and a privilege. He's a natural teacher who loves his work, so we're soaking up as much knowledge as we can.

 

"We're all people. We all want to thrive."

It's been 12 years since Rivanna's Kristina Constantine and Anelya Mrktumova arrived in America with their parents. Today they speak to CBS19 about their experiences as refugees and their hopes for the future. (watch video)

"We're all people. We all want to thrive."
Real Companies are Owned by Real People - Part 2

Real Companies are Owned by Real People - Part 2

We are delighted to announce that Gretchen Wirth (left) has been granted a group of non-voting shares in Rivanna, making her a partial owner of the company. This share grant is our company's first step toward greater employee ownership. 

Real Companies are owned by Real People - Part 1

As a Certified B Corporation and a Virginia Benefit Corporation, we are committed to transparency and accountability in business. To that end, we publish and maintain a statement of beneficial ownership on our company's Governance page, and we encourage all businesses to do the same. 

Real Companies are owned by Real People - Part 1
Rivanna Takes Home Our Own Award at the Better Business Challenge

Rivanna Takes Home Our Own Award at the Better Business Challenge

The only thing better than making awards is winning them after we've made them! This week we we won one of our own awards.

IRC Charlottesville celebrates "15 Years Leading Refugees from Harm to Home"

This week, the International Rescue Committee celebrated its 15th year of refugee resettlement in Charlottesville, VA.
IRC Charlottesville celebrates "15 Years Leading Refugees from Harm to Home"

We Are All In on Climate.

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Best for the World.

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Our 2021 Catalog looks a lot like home.

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Rivanna supports Climate Justice with Awards for All.

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