Hi friends. Today, we are so excited to introduce you to Orange Harp, a a mobile iOS app for discovering socially-conscious products. Orange Harp is a “small, all-female team that is incredibly pumped about making conscious the norm and showing these amazing products to a fantastic community.”
What isn’t there to love?
Please introduce yourself to our readers and explain a little bit about your business.
My name is Kacie Gonzalez and I am the Co-Founder and COO of Orange Harp in San Francisco. An attorney by training, I moved to San Francisco from Texas after passing the Bar in 2012. Originally introduced by a mutual friend, Anbu and I started Orange Harp to connect with individuals looking to buy products that are helping the planet and its people. We wanted to show them how we were using technology to make it easy to discover these products and have a whole lot of fun in the process.
We believe that one of the ways to achieve happiness is to “Do what you love, love what you do.” How does this philosophy apply to your life?
I am a firm believer in those words. You need to go after the things in life you are passionate about and work hard to achieve certain goals. For example, after over a year of training, I am en pointe in ballet. Usually you work hard and perservere so you can get a break or reward after, but I actually went for something that’s incredibly difficult to do once you achieve it because I love it so much!
Our mission here at The Bright Side Project is to spread sunshine on a daily basis because we firmly that life is inherently beautiful. Where do you find beauty and inspiration?
I am incredibly lucky to have lived most of my life in two of the most spectacular places on Earth (Texas and SF), and also to have traveled extensively since childhood. I always find beauty in new places, cultures, landmarks, etc. and appreciate the beauty of home after I’ve been gone.
On a dreary day, what do you do to infuse your life with a bit of sunshine?
Well, I live in SF so dreary days are quite common! If I need a bit of sunshine, I call my mom. She’s always a source of cheer in my life, and I know I can count on her to make any dreary day a bright one.
What are you most grateful for?
My parents and siblings are number one, but I am also grateful for my health, education, and Texas BBQ.