As a modern barber, Robert knows a thing or two about men’s grooming. But even more intriguing than the function of his haircare products is the underlying meaning—how we as consumers can make more informed purchases, thinking about where items come from and how they’re made. Only fair trade and ethically sourced ingredients go into each batch of hair pomade or beard oil, with a portion of the proceeds going to charity, bringing awareness to human trafficking and the poor labor conditions people producing products we buy often endure. There are no labor disputes in Robert’s operation. He mixes up the goops and elixirs by hand, his bedroom serving as the manufacturing facility.