goods that give back
We all love that feeling of making a difference, right? Helping others, supporting a worthy cause, making a positive impact – all good. We also really love shopping. Combining the two? So much better! Shopping and making a difference. It’s easier than you might think. Whether you’re looking for shoes or jewelry or lip balm, there are countless opportunities out there. We’re seeing this more and more, from simple one-for-one programs to hands-on volunteer work. Companies, both big and small, are finding ways to give back locally and globally. We think this is feel-good shopping at its best. Check out our roundup of goods that give back. Then, go shopping and make a difference out there.
30 Jul, 2012
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Joan Hornig has come up with a unique way of giving back. 100% of the profits on the sale of each piece of jewelry are donated to charity. What sets her apart? You choose the charity.
Joan Hornig Jewelry | Buy
Practical canvas meets charming design in this eco-friendly, organic cotton tote from Apple & Bee, a carbon neutral company that supports the environment and the honey bee.
Apple & Bee | Buy
It is hard to believe something so delicate and beautiful could be made from melted bullet casings. This is upcycling at its best. Raven + Lily employs women in Northern Ethiopia with proceeds funding healthcare and education programs in their community.
Raven + Lily | Buy
We’re always on the lookout for beautiful jewelry, especially if our purchase can help a worthy cause. This teardrop pendant from Gorjana is just that – beautiful, with 50% of the proceeds donated to help the Michael J. Fox Foundation find a cure for Parkinson’s disease.
Gorjana | Buy
These boots were made for more than just walking – they also fight global hunger. FEED has partnered with DKNY, and your purchase will provide 25 children with emergency food.
DKNY | Buy
Tote your laptop in weathered, vintage style and help clean up the ocean. With each purchase, United by Blue will remove 1 pound of trash from waterways around the world.
United by Blue | Buy
Whether you need a pair of prescription frames or you’re just in the market for new sunnies, Warby Parker creates stylish eyewear with philanthropic flair in buy one, give one fashion.
Warby Parker | Buy
($150 for prescription frames)
Sunflowers are a sweet way to work the stud trend into your wardrobe. The really sweet part? All profits benefit the Tory Burch Foundation, which helps provide economic opportunities to women and their families.
Tory Burch | Buy
Whooo can resist a wise night bird with a charitable spin? This mercury owl does more than just shimmer and shine. 50% of the purchase price will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
West Elm | Buy
(Small $14 Medium $19)
We love a beauty brand with a penchant for giving back. With Burt’s Bees tinted lip balm you can hydrate your lips with a hint of color and support The Greater Good Foundation. Looking good and doing good – it’s a win/win.
Burt's Bees | Buy