Use the power of your dollar. Shop socially conscious brands and MULTIPLY YOUR IMPACT. Check out the below companies who are making 'giving back' easy year round! (****Products I have personally purchased and recommend.)
Baby clothes and gear: Baby Teresa Buy one give one, donates 25% of profit to global causes that empower women during pregnancy, birth and parenthood.
Bags (give meals): FEED Projects Battling global hunger with purchases.
Blankets, comforters and sheets: Blanket America For every blanket bought, an additional blanket is given to a person in need.
Comforters: The Company Store Donates a comforter to a child with every comforter purchased.
*Glasses: DIFF Eyewear and Warby Parker For every purchase, these companies will match the item and donate it.
*Headwear: Headbands of Hope For every headband purchased, one is given to a child with cancer.
*Jewelry:The Giving Keys Every purchase creates employment opportunities for those transitioning out of homelessness.
Knit caps, scarves, apparel: Twice as Warm Provides new, warm clothing to those in need with every purchase.
*Makeup: Beautycounter Clean makeup and beauty products, advocating for stricter guidelines and regulatory laws to shift the personal care industry away from harmful and questionable ingredients.
Outdoor apparel and gear: Parks Project Funds projects to protect and preserve public land and our national parks.
Outdoor clothing and accessories: *Patagonia Sustainable, affordable clothes and accessories, and giving back by donating its time, services, and revenue. The company recently announced that they will be donating 10M dollars to environmental protection groups.
Rain boots: ROMA Boots Every purchase gives poverty the boot through aid and education.
*Shoes and accessories: TOMS Probably the most popular 'buy one give one' brand, they use profit to provide footwear to those in need, restoring eye sight, providing safe and clean water, and improving maternal care. Recently, they took a HUGE stand against gun violence.
Soap: Hand in Hand Buy a bar, give a bar to combat water related deaths and illness in Haiti.
Soccer Ball: One World Futbol Making play accessible for youth in disadvantaged communities worldwide through all purchases and donations.
*Socks, hats, gloves, bags: Mitscoots Provides employment opportunities to those in need, and for each piece of gear purchased an equal item is donated.
Stuffed animals, blankets and other child items: Everything Happy Buy one, give one
T-shirts: Out of Print Every purchase supports book donations and literacy programs around the world.
*Fair Trade Retailer: Ten Thousand Villages
Thrive Market: Combating food deserts by donating a membership to a low-income family with every paying membership. (This is on my list to try in the new year!)
What other socially responsible brands do you buy from? We'd love to hear your recommendations too!