The holidays are all about giving (or they should be), and that has never been needed more than it is this year. I mean, this holiday season is definitely different. The pandemic is still raging and there are so many people that are suffering, and have lost so much as a result. Gift giving might seem out of place, but if you can brighten someone’s day with a gift and if that gift can go on to help others…well, it doesn’t get better. We recently wrote about shopping for gifts that give back with companies that built giving back into their business models. Today, we are continuing the “shop your values” theme with companies/organizations that are featuring specific product(s) that will be supporting some great causes.
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British rock band Black Sabbath has released an official t-shirt themed after Black Sabbath’s iconic Master Of Reality album cover in support of Black Lives Matter.
This very cool t-shirt is available now and can ship worldwide.
Beats Pill+ is designed to go wherever you do and fill the room with a rich clear sound field that has as much power as it does definition. With a sleek interface, the Beats Pill+ is intuitive to use and delivers a unique shared listening experience.
Beats Pill+ has teamed with RED.org in the (PRODUCT)RED campaign and a portion of every sale will go towards helping to fight COVID-19. By purchasing this great speaker you can get great sound, and help make a difference at the same time.
read receipts by chantal is the online shop of Austin-based artist Chantal Strasburger. This talented woman hand-embroiders custom t-shirts and sweatshirts based on your texts so you can show the world your receipts.
She also has a line of Shirts That Do Good where a portion of the net proceeds from each shirt is donated to a cause related to the t-shirt. Check out her Shirts That Do Good for the activist on your list.
Power and Light Press is a print shop that began in 2009. Since their inception, they have designed, printed, and packaged all of their cards in-house. The company is fuelled by a fleet of all-female letterpress printers from their print shop HQ in Silver City, in southwestern New Mexico.
They are selling the Stand with Planned Parenthood Tote Bag in support of Planned Parenthood. A portion of the proceeds from every purchase will be donated directly to Planned Parenthood. To date, over $97,000 has been donated from purchases of the Stand with Planned Parenthood Tote Bag! Amazing. Pick one up today.
Therabody believes everybody deserves to feel better, and live life on their own terms. Their mission is to provide effective natural solutions that allow people to take charge of their daily wellness. To do this, they have created tools that combine education, innovation, and over a decade of pioneering within the tech wellness space to make wellness more accessible for everybody.
Therabody has partnered with RED through the sale of percussive therapy devices that enhance muscle recovery, release stress and tension, and soothe discomfort. Through this RECOVE(RED) campaign, Therabody will contribute funds from every (PRODUCT)RED purchase to the Global Fund’s COVID-19 Response and critical HIV/AIDS programs in sub-Saharan Africa. Feel good and do good all at the same time.
Maison de Mode exists for the love of sustainability and fashion. They believe in empowering individuality, with a mission to be the global platform for sustainable fashion, connecting creators, curators, and consumers for a better tomorrow. The Maison-de-mode.com market operates as a hybrid ethical fashion retailer, which fuses brick and mortar experiences alongside a seamless online boutique. They specialize in unique ready-to-wear, fine jewelry, accessories, and home goods. The company was founded in 2015 by Amanda Hearst, Hassan Pierre, and Carmen Busquet.
Maison de Mode is pleased to launch a special A Common Thread Bracelet produced by SHASHI to benefit A Common Thread. This important fundraising initiative was spearheaded by Vogue and the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) to raise awareness and needed funds for those in the American fashion community who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The founders of LUSH were driven from a desire to create a brand of natural beauty products that supported issues close to their hearts, like fighting against animal testing. They were one of the first to develop a buying policy that ensured that no supplier tested on animals and funded work that highlighted alternatives to animal testing. From their humble beginnings to now, LUSH stores and products still reflect the ethos of the founders: keep things simple, no frivolous packaging, and use only the freshest, natural ingredients. We included LUSH in our Beauty Gift Guide.
With every sale of the gorgeous self-preserving body lotion, Charity Pot, 100% of the price (minus the taxes) is donated to small groups working in the areas of human rights, animal protection and environmental justice. Since they launched they have sold over 3.5 million Charity Pot Body Lotions raising over $50 million to support 1,850 projects in North America and 950 countries around the globe. With Charity Pot, you end up with velvety, beautifully-scented skin AND you’re doing a world of good with every pot purchased!
Everlane was founded with the belief that we can all make a difference. They incorporate this belief into their business by providing exceptional quality, utilizing only ethical factories and operating under complete transparency which they call Radical Transparency. Every factory they work with is given a compliance audit to evaluate factors like fair wages, reasonable hours, and environment. Every factory must score 90 or above for them to work with them.
Everlane created The 100% Human Collection with a portion of all sales supporting the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) efforts to defend human rights. This complete line of products from the The 100% Human Collection are still made with the same ethos that form the foundation of Everlane: exceptional quality, ethical factories and radical transparency so you can shop with confidence.
Nobis, Latin for the word us, is a brand that takes performance textiles, and technological innovations for outerwear, footwear, and accessories to another level. They are passionate about the integration of technical outerwear and classic fashion. Also, they believe style should never be sacrificed for functionality. All of their products are created with a careful consideration of materials, practices, and facilities. All of their performance textiles have distinct ethical properties.
In November 2020, Nobis launched #NoColdShoulder, a global campaign which will upcycle gently worn winter jackets and get them on to the shoulders of the most vulnerable members in local communities. Consumers can pick up a resealable, biodegradable donation mailer bag with pre-paid postage to encourage the donation of a gently worn coat to a local charity in need.
#NoColdShoulder beanies and enamel pins are available for purchase for those wishing to lend support without donating a jacket. For every beanie or pin sold, Nobis will donate 100 per cent of the pre-tax purchase price to New Circles Community Services.
Mecca Candle Co. is a Los Angeles based candle company that creates 100% natural soy candles infused with carefully aged essential oils to deliver a high-quality product, which burns cleanly with a full-bodied fragrance.
The Mecca Candle Co. has partnered with RED with a limited candle line and $8 from the sale of each of their (PRODUCT)RED candles will go to support the Global Fund’s COVID-19 Response and critical HIV/AIDS programs in sub-Saharan Africa
These are a just a few of the businesses/organizations that are helping consumers shop gifts that give back. Do you know of other products or businesses/prganizations that motivate consumers to shop their values? Let us know in the comments.