About Us

Renee and Robert, co-founders of Here I Am, in their warehouse
Renee Trepagnier and Robert Dugan, Co-Founders of Here I Am

At Here I Am, we lovingly craft themed boxes for your self-care journey, each designed to unwind, enrich, and soothe. Whether you're carving out a moment for yourself or addressing a specific wellness concern, our collections are tailored to fit seamlessly into your life. Choose from our specially designed box sets, grab a ready-to-give gift, or curate your very own personalized treat. Every choice you make is supported by women-owned small businesses that champion non-toxic, sustainable practices, all while focusing on reducing waste and eliminating single-use plastic.

As a proud certified B-Corp, Here I Am is more than just a brand. We're a community on a heartfelt mission to uplift and empower women through a sustainable, resilient, and inclusive self-care movement. Join us, and find not just a product, but a pathway to nurturing your soul and supporting a brighter, greener future.

  • Delivering the Highest Quality Self-care Products

  • Supporting Small Brands and Their Local Communities

  • Meeting High Standards of Environmental and Social Impacts

  • Prioritizing Regenerative Economics and Social Justice

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We Are at a Disadvantage

Our current economic and political systems put women, especially women of color, at a disadvantage. Though a relaxing bath and good face cream may feel nice in the moment, they don't address the systemic problems that keep us from thriving

True self-care is not just about personal indulgence; it's about recognizing our worth and potential. It's about each of us embracing ourselves as we are. From a place of self-love, we can unite in a collective movement for change. Together, we can dismantle the systems that hold us back and construct a society that truly benefits everyone.

We Are Here to Support Women Entrepreneurs

Here I Am commits to offering high-quality, eco-friendly self-care products from small and micro women-led brands. When you purchase a box from Here I Am, those brands benefit from your purchase. These engagements begin to set a standard for responsible business practices in the self-care industry. As more people support Here I Am, Here I Am will continue to support more and more small brands. Those brands are able to invest in more sustainable practices, which further enhances our product line. This virtuous cycle of your ethical consumption and our brands' responsible production drives continuous improvement and societal benefit. Good for women and good for the planet.

It's why we are here.

Our Products Support Your Self-Care Journey

While you can't escape the hard work of true self-care, you can get help relaxing and pampering yourself along the way. Our products are designed to make you feel good because when you feel good, you can change how you see yourself.

And you are beautiful just as you are. 

That is why we only select products that are good for you and good for the planet. Every product we offer satisfies our expectations in the following areas:

  1. Sustainable Sourcing: Are the ingredients sustainably sourced, organic, and good for you? We select for plant-based, organic, and non-toxic ingredients. 
  2. Eco-Friendly Packaging: Is the product packaging recyclable, biodegradable, or reusable? We request that our brands use zero-waste packaging and shipping materials when possible, and we send our products to you in zero-waste boxes. 
  3. Clean Production Processes: Does the company use clean production processes? We only work with businesses that make products in small batches, avoiding the pollution created by large manufacturing processes. 
  4. Proximity to Sources: Where is the product made, and what source materials are required? We look for businesses making their products in or near their primary location and sourcing from businesses within the USA, reducing the emissions from overseas shipping.
  5. Product Lifecycle: Are the products designed to be long-lasting? What does their end-of-life disposal require? We look for products that can be reused, composted, or recycled.
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Zero-Waste Shipping

Our Zero Waste Packaging program aims to minimize waste in our packaging and shipping processes.

We are proud to partner with Boox, a company committed to eliminating single-use waste and promoting a Circular Economy.

The box is made of lightweight corrugated polypropylene, which is extremely durable, waterproof, tearproof, and thermoplastic and can be reused many times. Boox can also efficiently recycle the returned Booxes into the same high-quality material to make more Booxes! Returning them is easy with a network of drop-off locations. This circular process significantly reduces the environmental impact compared to single-use packaging.

To encourage more sustainable shipping practices, we provide free ground shipping within the USA.

Supporting the Atrium Foundation

Here I Am is a proud supporter of the Atrium Foundation, an organization that helps pay bills for people affected by cancer. Our partnership with the Atrium Foundation is one way we can support our community of small business owners in a time of need. 

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About the Co-Founders

In 2022, Renee and Robert co-founded Here I Am as a purpose driven online retail business. We are shaping the future of responsible commerce and redefining corporate purpose. Our legacy will be one of sustainability, inclusivity, and positive social and economic change.

Renee Trepagnier, Co-Founder and CEO

Renee believes that people are stronger together. She enjoys connecting people who are just starting out with others who can help them. She cares deeply about social justice and environmentalism and never misses a chance to practice a little self-care.  

Previously, Renee worked as an executive in technology startups.

Robert Dugan, Co-Founder and President

Robert is a champion of underserved communities and people. He always stands up to a bully. He seeks to generate change and happiness through deploying empathy, humility, and passion.

Previously, Robert worked as a sales leader in healthcare technology.

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