The last call is a blurry memory, our headaches have dulled, and the new year has officially begun. As we head into 2018, we have so much to be proud of and thankful for and we couldn’t have done any of it without our loyal harem.
2017 challenged us- as a nation and also as human beings. There were surely moments of uncertainty and disappointment but there were also many beautiful triumphs.
Through it all, our customers passion for Good Zebra is what kept us hustling through late nights, early mornings and everything in between. Thank you for it all! We’re ready for everything that 2018 has in store and we can’t wait to continue to share this wild journey with all of you.
Keep reading for our top moments of 2017…
The Women’s March:
The morning after the inauguration of Donald Trump 2.6 million people from 32 countries flooded the streets in honor of women and in protest of inequality. From DC to New York City to LA, women came together in a historic fashion. This march started a year of action and heroic feminism around the world.
GZ Launch at Expo West:
In March we packed our bags for California to officially introduce ourselves to the Health Food world. We unveiled Good Zebra at Expo West, the world's largest natural, organic and healthy products event. Joined by 3,100 other vendors, we shared our spirit animal crackers and our story with all of you.
Featured on Well + Good’s most Buzzworthy New Food's list:
After our official launch at Expo West, we felt so much love! Out of over 3,000+ brands, Well + Good featured us as one of their 5 favorite new products from Expo West. Needless to say, we were flattered!
Just at the right time- the eve of International Women’s Day- Fearless Girl appeared in our own backyard. She stood tall, despite her height, strong despite her frame and sure despite the danger in front of her. She became a viral sensation overnight. Her impact was more than just social though, State Street Global Advisors who commissioned Fearless Girl, pushed hard for more female executives in the companies that they invest in and saw significant results.
Picked by Peete’s:
We made our Peet's Coffee debut around the United States on August 30th. Coffee is our perfect match and Peet’s is a company we’re proud to partner with. They serve up responsibly sourced, certified USDA Organic, Fair Trade, and Rainforest Alliance certifications brews. The most exciting part is being in our costumer's neck of the woods!
Chosen as one of Jillian Michaels’ favs:
You know you’ve made it when fitness goddess Jillian Michaels’ gives you her seal of approval! Michaels’ featured Good Zebra as one of her "obsessions" and we couldn’t have been more proud.
Check out this week's #FridayFavorites. As usual, this is #NOTanAD - I have not been asked or paid to promote these products AT ALL. This is just a selection of my weekly obsessions that I like sharing with you 😉Tell me yours in the comments below! . 1. @touchnote (a postcard app) . 2. @CorSilver Skin Care soap . 3. @GoodZebra) chai flavor spirit animal crackers . 4. The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fuck by @markmansonnet
Nearly a year after the Women's March, news broke that star producer Harvey Weinstein had sexually harassed and assaulted multiple women. Of these women were a slew of celebrities like Ashley Judd and Rose McGowan who brought to light their dangerous encounters with Weinstein. Their bravery inspired hundreds of women to come forward exposing the harmful actions of many prominent men in Hollywood and politics.
15 Minutes of Fame:
Our founder, Erika Szychowski, went live on ExtraTV to share Good Zebra. She was destined for the small screen! See for yourself here.
Awarded as CSNews Best New Products:
We pride ourselves on our ability to fuel your adventures, so when we found out we were picked by Convenience Store News as one of their favorite new products of 2017, we were psyched! We’ve loved following your travels and are happy to accompany you on every journey- with protein and good-for-you ingredients.
FounderMade Consumer Discovery Show:
We ended off the year at FounderMade’s Consumer Discovery Show. We shared our animal crackers with fellow business owners, influencers and buyers. We had a blast introducing GZ to new customers! The best part? Making new friends like the founders Dream Pops, Kra & and many more up and coming brands.
Our 2018 mantra: Fear nothing/ munch wildly