With my dressing recipes established, I began to focus on what I wanted the business side of Dress It Up Dressing to look like, and landed on a couple key values: I wanted to manufacture my products responsibly and sustainably. I wanted to support initiatives that offer opportunities to people in my community. I wanted to partner with groups working to get healthy food to schools and children. I then sought to create my company as carefully as I create my dressings.
As soon as I learned what B-Corp certification was, I wanted it! Being a B-Corp means that we measure our success in more than just dollars, and meet the strictest standards for social responsibility.
Since 2016, Dress It Up Dressing has been supplying dressing for DC Public Schools at a reduced cost. We know the importance of instilling healthy eating habits at a young age and providing school children with a healthier option gives us a way to fulfill that mission and benefit at-risk populations.
With Dress It Up Dressing, we aspire to create a product – and a company – that embodies the traits we hold dear: honesty, integrity, responsibility, and taste.
Because it all boils down to this:
We believe in a world where simplicity and quality can create beauty and happiness. Where less can be more. Where, when we clear away the junk - literal and metaphorical, in our food and in our minds - we allow the opportunity to create sublime moments, whether it's with our partners or children, or by ourselves. These moments are precious.