Tis' the season of giving! Which means we are all about to make a whole lot of purchases. Have you ever stepped back to think about the fact that with every purchase, you are making the statement that you believe in what the brand you are buying from stands for?
As the biggest shopping day of the year approaches, I ask you to stop and think about your upcoming purchases and before swiping your card ask yourself:
Does the company I am purchasing from support the values + ethics important to me?
Does this purchase have the power to impact the world in a positive way?
Will this purchase continue to give as the year goes on?
How will this purchase impact my loved one's life?
Can this item be reused later or recycled?
Think bigger than in the moment this season and gift with purpose and compassion. To kick off the gifting season, I am sharing 10 of my favorite shops that give back. I hope that as you're shopping this year, you'll keep these incredible companies in mind.
Donates 10% of each purchase to protect and preserve marine life. Sandcloud supports organizations like Surfrider Foundation, The Pacific Marine Mammal Center, and San Diego Coastkeeper. Their products are perfect for that outdoor getaway or to give you that bohemian vibe inside your home. I can't get enough of this company.
A nonprofit organization that empowers people to rise above poverty. Every single product is hand-signed by the person who made it, which makes each and every one so unique and special. The best part is after you receive your item, you can head over to krochetkids.org and find the woman who made your item and leave her a thank you note.
A luxury vegan handbag company that donates 10% of each sale to Operation Underground Railroad, a nonprofit that rescues children from sex trafficking. This is a company that I hold near and dear to my heart, the founder of this company and I worked together years ago and this company has brought us back together. I am constantly pushing my support of this brand to my friends and family and now all of you. Not only does BARRI donate to O.U.R, but the brand message is something I can get behind. The company was founded on the belief that people matter, their core values are something that bleeds into the message I preach on this blog and throughout my life. B. inspired B. kind B. active B. change. These four principals are beautifully placed in each product to help inspire your day.
If you're going to get your drink on, why not help some great causes at the same time?! Just a sample of some of the things purchasing a bottle of ONEHOPE WINE can do: Provide meals for children in need, provide girls with school uniforms, provide people with life-changing medications, and provide people with clean drinking water. You really can't go wrong with any purchase from here. You're doing good while you're getting tipsy. Can I get a HELL YASSS?
An " Ethical Fashion And Lifestyle Brand Dedicated To Empowering Women Through Design". Raven and Lily are working to break the poverty level for the families of over a thousand women that they employ. All items are made by hand and follow fair trade standards. All of their home items are very on trend and I have a running list of things I 'm going to purchase... Ooops.
They are a local company in my hometown and good friends of mine, but even if they weren't I would ALWAYS stock one or two of their sauces. The women behind these sauces are animal lovers through and through so it's no surprise that they give back to animals. They devote their time and a portion of their profits to animal helping rescue animals find forever homes. Bonus, if you follow their Instagram, it's basically just cute animals and you really can't go wrong with that.
The Feed provides fair-labor conditions and sustainable livelihoods to artisans in Colombia, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Kenya, Mexico and Peru. Their products are made with environmentally friendly materials as much as possible. and when purchasing from feed you are helping provide meals to children in schools all over the world.
This brand has huge passion for elephants and has found a way to wear it fashionably. Ivory Ella donates 10% of their profits to multiple organizations dedicated to saving elephants. They've even donated to other charitable organizations too, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Toys for Tots, and Home for Troops just to name a few.
A fabric centered brand that supports artisans and causes around the world. My favorite part about this website is that you can filter the products by what cause you want to support and what part of the world the fabric is from. Some of the causes they support are animal rights, clean water, poverty relief, human trafficking, and environmental. Plus their products are insanely on trend. Pineapple's have been all the rage this year and you can get the design below an a number of different items.
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