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20 Amazing Brands That Give Back

March 12, 2019

With Earth Day around the corner, I wanted to share some of my favorite brands that give back. Whether it is to help restore our forests or end human trafficking, these brands all have an amazing mission and have my love and support.

Mother’s Day is coming up too, so think about purchasing an item that gives back to charity! It makes a difference and this is an easy way to help do your part. I always feel great after buying a product that helps our world be a better place. And the gift recipient will appreciate it, too!

1.Mini and Meep makes adorable children clothes that are ethically made in the USA from 100% domestically grown & spun organic unbleached cotton.
Printed with non-toxic, eco-friendly + water-based inks and
Produced without the use of harmful chemicals, pesticides, or artificial dyes. The best part is that every purchase provides three meals to children in need through their partnership with MANNA Food Bank.

Price: Tees are $29.99, bibs are $14.99, and onesies are $27.99

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2.The Tote Project donates 10% of their gross profits to Two Wings, an organization that empowers survivors of sex trafficking through mentoring programs, life skills classes, and career training workshops. They make cotton totes and adorable organic pouches that are ethically made and modestly priced.

Price: $20.75- $29.99

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3.Cuddle and Kind gives 10 meals to children in need for every heirloom-quality doll sold. They have given over 7 million meals already! From dogs to fawns and lambs and bunnies… you are sure to find the most perfect doll for your little.

Price: $50- $70

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4.Wanderwide Adventure Art donates $1 for every adventure register purchased to a foundation that’s committed to preserving the beautiful places showcased in that print.

Price: from $59

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5.Laadi Designs -sells unique and ethically made purses, pillows, and sandals.
$1 from every sale will go towards She’s the First. They provide scholarships to girls in low-income countries, fostering first-generation graduates and cultivating the next generation of global leaders.

Price: purses start at $99 and sandals start at $39

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6. The Parks Apparel– Protects 100 square yards of land for all apparel sold.
Their love for all things nature and wild shines through their products. From tees to hammocks and hats, for both men and women, this brand is for all the hikers, campers and lovers of the outdoors.

image from parksapparel.com

7. Wear Love Wagon– is a non profit mobile jewelry boutique in Denver helping to end human trafficking. You can find gorgeous bohemian earrings, necklaces, rings and pouches on her online shop.

Price: $20 +

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8. Bowen Outdoors– is an adventure clothing and gear company that plants 10 trees for every item purchased. They make men and women t-shirts, tanks, hats, and accessories.

Price: $23 +

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9. Nature Supply Co. is a brand I have been following for years. You may have seen their “Monarchs Matter” or “Support Your Local Farmer” tees on Instagram. They make the cutest children and adult tees, baby bibs, tote bags, aprons, and doormats.
With your purchase, they plant one acre of wildflowers each month through their partnership with the Bee and the Butterfly Habitat Fund.

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10. Meraki Journey– plants 12 trees for every original bracelet sold! They also have ocean conservation bracelets and save the sea turtles bracelets. I was first drawn to this brand a couple years ago because of their unique materials used in their jewelry.
The beads contain elements from each of the 7 continents, such as
Sahara Desert sand to represent Africa. How cool is that? I own the original “One World” stretch bracelet but have my eye on the “save the sea turtles bracelet”, it’s gorgeous.

Price: $28

Keep Nature Wild- they pickj up 1 lb of trash for every product sold

11. Diff Eyewear – is giving people in need a pair of reading glasses for every pair of sunglasses sold. Over 1 million pairs donated worldwide! Their sunglasses and prescription eyeglasses are super trendy and fun. I have a little wish list growing of all the pairs I want!

Price: $75+

 

12. FEED Project- From soft leather totes to canvas bags, FEED makes beautoufl bags that provide meals for children around the world! On their site, you can see a number on each product that represents the number of school meals provided with your purchase!

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13. Give Back Goods is an online shop I just recently discovered.
Everything purchased at Give Back Goods gives back to our world in a positive way. Some products give back directly to important causes while others are eco-friendly, sustainable, vegan & ethically sourced. Some are fair trade, supporting artisans with fair wages & healthy work environments. This makes shopping ethically incredibly easy! From home décor to jewelry to pet collars and table linens, this shop has a ton of really great items that you can feel good about buying!


This handmade woven wall hanging is individually made in Uganda.  This purchase makes a positive impact on communities in Uganda and Peru.
With each purchase you make you are introduced to the woman who made your product and invited to visit her online profile to learn more about her. Image from givebackgoods.com

 

14. Woo Bamboo– makes sustainable bamboo toothbrushes and has donated over 10,000 toothbrushes to those who are in need!

Price: two pack of toothbrushes is $7.90

 

15. Wild Rose– provides micro-loans to women in need to pursue their dreams and change the life of her family with every purchase! They sell BEAUTIFUL women’s clothing, hats, bags, jewelry and shoes. I adore their boho feminine dresses and love that they sell vintage pieces as well as clothing made from upcycled fabric.

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16. Globeinn– helps to Fight poverty, one artisan at a time. A subscription box that you can really feel great about, you choose your own products with add-on credit to pick your own selection of ethical and fair trade goods at members-only prices. Or you can buy products and boxes on their own. You can even shop for occasion. One of my favorites is the “Appreciate Box”. {Inside the box:Rania Hand-painted Mug from Tunisia.Pink Tigre Palm Leaf Basket from Mexico,Mini Bone Frame from India,Brass Saifi Cuff from India,Hot Cocoa by Dean’s Beans}

Price: $60

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17. Bombas makes high-quality socks for men, women and kids.
Socks remain the #1 most requested clothing item at homeless shelters. So for every pair of Bombas you purchase, they donate a pair to someone in need. So far they have donated over 10 million pairs!

Price: $12+

image from bombas.com

 

18. Keep Nature Wild sells nature-inspired tees, tanks, blankets, dog gear, pins, patches and keychains. And they pick up 1 pound of trash for every product sold! To join upcoming cleanups click here.

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19. The Body Shop is one of my favorite skincare brands and I have shared several times how I love their moisturizers and cleansers. Not only are the products amazing and affordable, but they also have partnered with Trade Not Aid since 1987. They been sustainably sourcing ingredients and accessories from around the world and supporting the communities that provide them. Their partners give back with social projects, scholarship programs and fair, equal treatment that supports the women they employ. Besides skincare, they also have makeup, hair products, the best body butter, and gift sets.

image from thebodyshop.com

 

20. Burt’s Bees – was one of the very first natural and eco-conscious brands I started supporting so many years ago. Their recycable packaging,
Thanks to Burt’s Bees’ Greater Good Foundation, 10 percent of all the company’s website revenues get donated to select well-being partners like Habitat for Humanity and the Triangle Land Conservancy.
Since its inception, The Burt’s Bees Foundation has issued over $2.4 million in grants. In 2015, the foundation donated over $330,000 in proceeds to nonprofit organizations! They have come a long way since just selling lip balm and hand salve… have you tried their lipstick and lip crayons?? They are fantastic! The face sheet masks are some of favorites too.

 

 

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What are some of your favorite brands or products that give back?? Please let me know in the comments. I am always on the look out for great brands to support.

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  1. This list is amazing! I had no idea that so many businesses gave back THIS much. I’ve heard of a few of them, but most of them I haven’t. Totally pinning this so I can support them all!

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