Being more conscious of where you shop can make a world’s difference, even if it doesn’t feel like it. Dollars spent at one retailer could make double the impact if another retailer offers the same thing along with a donation to someone in need. There are innumerable retailers out there who support some amazing causes and are taking social action to make the world a better place. Here are some of our favorites.
Jewelry is being held to a new gold standard thanks to AUrate. The brand is humbly rooted in ethically and sustainably made fine jewelry, such as using only 100% recycled gold and ensuring that its mines offer acceptable working conditions, fair pay and respect local indigenous communities. To pay it forward, AUrate has partnered with Mastery Charter to donate a book in the buyer’s name for every piece of gold purchased. Mastery Charter supports and empowers children with literacy resources they need for their imaginations to thrive. Learn more here.
Functional and practical – what more could you ask for? Perhaps fighting hunger. Every product on FEED comes with a number that represents the number of school meals that will be given to a child in need with your purchase. Browse a selection of beautifully crafted bags, jewelry and accessories and support children in 63 countries, including America. These daily school meals give children the energy to learn and play and give parents an incentive to send their children to school. To date, FEED has provided more than 100 million meals. Learn more here.
While Skylar offers natural, safe, eco-friendly fragrance and body care, that’s not the only to get excited about. The company is also passionate about helping women feel confident and reach their fullest potential, which is why it donates a portion of its proceeds and efforts to Step Up, a non-profit organization that provides mentorship to underprivileged high school girls nationwide. When 50% of girls in underserved communities don’t complete high school, Skylar is stepping up to the plate to ensure that ends now. Learn more here.
In addition to giving us great sandals, Teva gives back to the community in numerous ways. Motivated by protecting the wild, encouraging environmental education and making the outdoors accessible to all, Teva has decided to donate to similar-minded organizations such as Grand Canyon Conservancy, Camber Outdoors, Conservation Alliance and more. Additionally, the brand has a Pride Collection in partnership with the It Gets Better Project, to which Teva has donated to help further the foundation’s work with LGBTQ+ youth globally. Learn more here.
Madewell has partnered with the Cotton’s Blue Jeans Go Green program to turn your pre-loved jeans into housing insulation for communities in need. The best part? When you donate your worn jeans at any Madewell store, you’ll get $20 off a pair of new Madewell jeans. To date, over 830,000 pairs of jeans have been recycled, with 80 percent of the housing insulation coming from this program. Upcycling this denim has saved 415 tons of waste from going into a landfill. Learn more here.
Founder and CEO Michelle Cordeiro Grant knew she wanted LIVELY to be a brand that empowers women to live confidently and with purpose. In place of sales and merchandise markdowns, LIVELY makes bra donations to women in need. To date, the company has donated more than 30,000 bras to women everywhere, and it’s not stopping there. Learn more here.
100% Pureis on a mission to improve the lives of animals and humans, donating more than 225,000 meals to shelters and almost 400,000 trees. Every order means another bowl of dog food donated. Learn more here.
Cotopaxi allocates 1 percent of its annual revenues to the Cotopaxi Foundation, which helps the company support global poverty alleviation and helps to ensure that Cotopaxi can stay a B Corporation forever. Learn more here.
Ivory Ellais on a mission to save the elephants. To date, the company has donated $1.9 million to Save the Elephants and other charitable organizations. Learn more here.
Patagonia has implemented a self-imposed 1% tax for the planet, with which it supports environmental nonprofits working to defend our home. Learn more here.
Pura Vida Bracelets has created the Charity Collection, with which it has partnered with more than 175 charities globally to donate $2.4 million. Learn more here.
In partnership with Room to Read, Tatcha funds girls’ education in Asia and Africa with every skincare product purchase. In 2017, the company celebrated by funding one million days of school. Learn more here.
The Honest Company is committed to social goodness, with years of donations, community service and more under its belt. Learn more here.
TOMS has partnered with several foundations and even created their own to support different causes, such as COVID-19, underserved communities and more. Learn more here.
Click here to learn how Vital Choice donates a portion of its net profits to organizations devoted to improving the health and well-being of people and our planet, as well as employee volunteer days.
Warby Parker‘s Buy a Pair, Give a Pair program, while it has been suspended due to COVID-19, has donated over seven million pairs of glasses to those in need. Learn more here.
Kendra Scottbelieves in helping women and children live their brightest, healthiest and most empowered lives. Click here to learn how the company participates in corporate, community and employee giving.
For every 10 mattresses that Leesa sells, it donates one mattress to a family in need. Over 37,000 mattresses have been donated. Learn more here.
For every box Love With Foodsends to its customers, it donates at least one meal to American families in need, with more than one million meals donated to date. Learn more here.
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