With so much happening in the world, it’s hard to know where to focus your efforts to make a difference. A small way to help? Purchase products that align with the organizations you care about. So many brands are stepping up to create partnerships that give back to causes, whether it be our front-line workers battling COVID-19, Black Lives Matter, LGBTQ+ organizations and many other important missions. Here are 15 products we love that also give back.
Weather the Storm Necklace
When the pandemic started, jewelry designer Peggy Li knew she wanted to find a way to give back. She designed the Weather the Storm necklace, a lightning bolt that slips through a handmade hammered cloud. You can wear the sign of hope proudly on your neck and know that 25 percent of the purchase goes to support World Central Kitchen, a nonprofit founded by chef Jose Andres which is currently providing meals to families in need during COVID-19.
Want to feel good in your swim wear this summer? This men’s bathing suit (with a matching version for kids) has a comfortable, snug fit with 20+ SPF to keep you protected. You’ll feel good about the fact that they are giving 5 percent of each men’s suit purchase to support GLAAD, an organization that works to accelerate the acceptance of the LGBTQ community. As a brand they also donate 5 percent of all online sales to ocean conservancy.
Soft, sweet smelling skin that also gives back? Yes, please. Right now, 100% of all profits from any Isola body lotion are being donated to the conscious kid, an education, research and policy organization dedicated to promoting positive racial identity in youth. They provide a ton of great resources to halt racism amongst young children. So, you can feel good smelling like vanilla and anise all summer long.
The Napa Valley winery, BRAND, knows that first responders have been essential in this pandemic, and have had little time to kick back and enjoy themselves. So, they started the #fromBRANDwithLove promotion. Anyone can go on and purchase their BRAND care package. They’ll send a bottle of their 2016 BRAND Napa Valley Brio to you and then also one to the front-line worker of your choice to say thank you. So far, they have sent wine across 24 states.
Happy socks always bring a smile with their fun and brightly colored patterns, but perhaps even more so with their Pride collection (with most of it for purchase throughout the year), including these rainbow mane socks with a fun string design. Ten percent of net-sales for any of their 2020 Pride products will be donated to the Trevor Project, an organization that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention to LGBTQ communities.
These beautiful metal bracelets always help remind you of your mantra, but their Charity Bands go a step further. Each of those bands align with a certain cause. The “take a stand” band supports Alex’s Lemonade Stand, an organization that supports pediatric cancer. For each bracelet sold, $5 is donated to the organization.
Love pups and coffee and camping? This bundle is for you. Grounds and Hounds takes their support of dogs very seriously with 20 percent of all their profits donated to animal rescue organizations. This summer package includes a bag of their Camp Out coffee blend, a cute bandana and a camping style mug.
With so many people road tripping this summer, many to national parks, it’s important that we protect and defend these amazing natural beauties. The Parks Project is all about doing that and, with their Defend collection of shirts, including this adorable Adventure Responsibly tank, they are donating $10 to the National Park’s Open Outdoors for Kids program for every ten items sold. The program provides experiential education and facilitated outdoor activities to help our kids connect to the national parks.
Fulfill your basic beauty needs and feel good about doing so. This clean beauty kit from First Aid Beauty, includes a face cleanser, repair cream, dry oil and body scrub, all perfect for travel. The best part? Ten percent of retail sales are going towards the brand’s commitment to pay off $1 million dollars in student debt.
If you are going to wear a mask, you may as well wear a (safe and) stylish one! This chef-loved apron company has been making masks since the start of COVID-19. For this collection they paired with Rifle paper company to create a beautiful floral mask (in patterns well known to Rifle) with a pretty ribbon for extra flair. The masks are reusable (and washable). Not only do they donate a mask for every mask purchased, but this special collection also gives back to Baby2Baby, an organization that gives essentials like diapers and formulas to kids in poverty, 0-12 years old.
It’s hard to shop for street art inspired threads on this site and not stumble upon a cause you care about. Their brand is all about speaking up for what they believe in, in a cool and stylish way. Their recently launched Rise series, with artwork representing some of our favorite cities, focuses on our goal to return to normal with part of that being providing our healthcare workers with the PPE they need. Twenty percent of each T-shirt will go to #GetUsPPE, a grassroots organization making sure that those on the front lines of COVID-19 have the protective equipment they need.
A parody on the children’s book “Good Night Moon,” this story is designed to help kids navigate their current reality. Author Lindsay Richler is donating 100 percent the proceeds to three charities: No Kid Hungry, Strive and Project C.U.R.E.
These shoes are perfect for keeping the outside, outside, and the inside of your house clean. Snap on the soles of the shoes when you leave and slip them off when you enter your house. You can even throw them in the wash. For each pair purchased, they are donating $1 to the World Health Organization.
The historic Stonewall Inn is such an important landmark for the Gay Rights movement and Brooklyn Brewery wants to celebrate that all year round. Their Stonewall Inn IPA donates a portion of the beer proceeds to the Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative (SIGBI) to support grassroots organizations advocating for LGBTQ communities and also gives an annual donation as well.
Jonathan Cohen and his gorgeous virtual flower show have paired up with Tidal to design sturdy and beautiful floral flip flops. Thirty percent of the proceeds go back to the Greyston Foundation, a social justice organization that helps create job opportunities for disenfranchised people.