For each bag purchase, 50% of sales will be donated to Kind Campaign, a nonprofit that brings awareness to girl-against-girl bullying and works to prevent this through education and initiatives.
This environmentally conscious burlap is water-resistant, durable, and reusable. Each bag is handmade by female artisans in Bangladesh. With every purchase you make at The Little Market you are supporting dignified jobs for marginalized communities all over the world.
Cotton On retailer caught my attention with how they give back in all of their stores: Cotton On, Cotton On Kids, and Typo.
They sell a multitude of small products, and totes that benefit their Cotton On Foundation. 100% of the proceeds go towards empowering youth through quality education. Their overall mission is to develop 20,000 educational places by the year 2020.
The company has continued to live out their co-founders aspiration of “ Let's do more than just sell clothes.”
For over 15 years, Old Navy has partnered with Boys & Girls Clubs to help turn learners into leaders and provide first job training through the This Way Ahead internship program. Old Navy donated over $2 million to Boys & Girls Clubs in 2018 and is on track to match its fundraising in 2019.
"Great Place to Work" and FORTUNE have honored Old Navy as one of the 2018 Best Workplaces for Giving Back. The ranking considered more than 385,000 employee surveys from companies across the U.S.
From their site (because they say it better than I ever could):
"Since day one, over five million pairs of glasses have been distributed through our Buy a Pair, Give a Pair program. Alleviating the problem of impaired vision is at the heart of what we do, and with your help, our impact continues to expand."
I wear Warby Parker myself (both glasses below are mine), and I LOVE how kind their staff is, how simple it is, and how straightforward it is!
Growing up in California (and two older brothers!), I LOVE the great outdoors & we are spoiled with access to such stunning National Parks. These parks provided so many incredible memories for my family, so it's woven into my core to be drawn to a cause like this.
(Taken directly from their site) "Each product purchased contributes directly to one of over 30 different conservancies across the USA, providing vital funding for the ongoing care of National Parks."
Working in the fashion industry, I was sincerely impressed by the styles, quality, pricing and options offered.
Check them out for yourselves, and seek selflessness in the great outdoors!
There is nothing more that I love than fabulous jewelry, except, fabulous jewelry that GIVES BACK. Starfish Project is on a mission to help exploited and trafficked women experience freedom, establish independence and develop careers.
This website has now been saved on my phone, and all my family and friends will forever be receiving this jewelry.
I could write another book on how incredible & selfless Jackie is (the woman behind BxC), and all the effort, soul, and heart she puts into each order (which is sadly rare in business these days!)
But now, it's not just Jackie behind the brush, but her husband, Mike, has officially stepped in to handle logistics and basically all the things. This ninja-duo team have now expanded beyond these hand-painted beautiful Bibles, and offer a vast array of stationary, baseball caps, and their selection only continues to expand!
I had the privilege of walking through The Giving Keys headquarters in Downtown Los Angeles, with the owner herself (Caitlyn Crosby), and I can assure you, this company "walks the walk". If you're going to find a gift for someone, I urge you to shop here.
Below is a snippet from their website, because they explain it better than I ever could:
"At The Giving Keys, we want to inspire the world to pay it forward, so
we’ve built it into how we do business. Through our social impact
employment model, every product you purchase supports job
creation for people transitioning out of homelessness"
I was thrilled to come across this dainty, fashionable (and gold! I love wearing gold) bracelets at The Little Market. It's made by Penh Lenh, a company that thrives on empowering women in Cambodia. Here's a bit from their website: "100% of our net sales are reinvested in the social mission of Penh Lenh, to provide education, vocational training, and advanced career opportunities for our artisans."
Monat is a haircare line that not only adds life to your locks, but it adds some life into caring for the environment, and caring for others.
Monat has a specialty give-back program called "Gratitude". Through this program, they share their time, energy and resources with communities that they call home. They seek to give back not only in their corporate offices, but also in their Market Partners all over the world!
They recently donated a generous sum to Wounded Warriors organization to benefit our veterans, and stretch wide to raise awareness with recycling, resources and consumption.
Check them out! And please contact my dear friend Aimee to guide you through the process!