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About Melissa Wong

Melissa Wong founded House of Gratia et Caritas in November 2012 to provide tasteful coverage of charitable companies that give back fashionably. The name, House of Gratia et Caritas comes from Melissa’s love of Latin; ‘Gratia' meaning grace and thankfulness and ‘Caritas’ meaning charity. With a wealth of experience in the fashion, print and Internet industries, Melissa spent time at TimeOut NY, Details Magazine, BlackBook Magazine, NBCUniversal, IAC, Fashion Snoops, American Music Press, Nordstrom, WFM Magazine, and Urban Outfitters in various capacities. She is inspired by her friends who are artists, musicians, designers, writers, and cultural collaborators from East Coast to West Coast. Her love for indie music, fashion, the arts and charity work has made House of Gratia Caritas the perfect platform for her to inspire and motivate her readers to venture out and help small and big businesses alike with their charitable causes. Melissa is currently a contributing editor for FELIX Magazine, a division of The Aparecio Foundation, NFP, serves on the Millennial Council/Advisory Board for DesignedGiving, and assists on Conscious Magazine's LA Host committee and Dress For Success-West Coast Division's Steering Committee. Melissa currently resides in Los Angeles with her two Saving SPOT! rescues Vinny and Stevie.
Latest Posts | By Melissa Wong
PROJECT: A Las Vegas Tradeshow For The Conscious Fashion Retailer [Event]
1 year ago

PROJECT: A Las Vegas Tradeshow For The Conscious Fashion Retailer [Event]

The number of conscious fashion retailers and social entrepreneurs is on the rise and the PROJECT Show is the best one-stop shop for anyone who is ready to explore a …
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The Heart Series: A Conference For Conscious Companies
2 years ago

The Heart Series: A Conference For Conscious Companies

Earlier this year, on February 11-12, The Heart Series, a conference for conscious companies, celebrated its’ second anniversary in Los Angeles packed with innovative business minds and like-minded counterparts who …
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Detroit’s Rebel Nell Inspires And Empowers Women Through Entrepreneurship
2 years ago

Detroit’s Rebel Nell Inspires And Empowers Women Through Entrepreneurship

Trial and error—that’s how Rebel Nell founder, Amy Peterson describes the first two years of launching the brand with her dedicated and dynamic team. Fast forward to 2016, the Detroit-based, …
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Stop the Water While Using Me: A Beauty For Good Product On Setting A New Standard
2 years ago

Stop the Water While Using Me: A Beauty For Good Product On Setting A New Standard

Beauty for good means investing in products that make you look good, feel good and give back. But what actually makes these products good? The Stop the Water While Using …
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Creating Global Impact Through Fashion And Friendship
2 years ago

Creating Global Impact Through Fashion And Friendship

Three years ago, Ralphie Lega decided to leave the literary teaching world to pursue a long term career to help build the 1:Face watch brand. As a writer and …
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Together California:  Sustainable, Responsible, and Made with Love in DTLA
2 years ago

Together California: Sustainable, Responsible, and Made with Love in DTLA

Fall is the perfect time for layered sweaters, pumpkin spice lattes, and love. Many of the greatest ideas or collaborations are discovered during every day activities such as lunch, daily …
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Moms Empowering Lives In India, Bolivia and Kenya
3 years ago

Moms Empowering Lives In India, Bolivia and Kenya

The most beautiful thing about gifting is the thoughtfulness behind it. Purchasing beautiful flowers or new jewelry can be a simple decision. At Conscious Magazine, it can be the …
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Handmade with Love: Conscious Gifts + Conversation Starters for Every Valentine
3 years ago

Handmade with Love: Conscious Gifts + Conversation Starters for Every Valentine

With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, it’s not too late to get your valentine the perfect gift(s). When it comes to the Hallmark part of the holiday, people tend to …
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10 Ways To Dress To Inspire
3 years ago

10 Ways To Dress To Inspire

Last year we took a look at gorgeous social giving accessories from Article 22, The Giving Keys, Half United and many other conscious brands. December’s Conscious Biggest Holiday Gift Guide …
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Conscious Style Defined: Accessorize with Precious Metals
3 years ago

Conscious Style Defined: Accessorize with Precious Metals

Image: The Giving Keys

What is “conscious” style defined? “Conscious” by definition means to be aware of one’s surroundings, to be awake, to be mindful, or to …
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