I’m about to do a lot of shopping today and, I don’t know about you, but I’d like to see all of that money I’m spending do a little good in the world.
I’ve rounded up some beautiful products that are made and sold by socially conscious companies that are doing their best to give back. Some of them help educate and support artisans and practice free trade, others make sure their materials are sustainable. All of them are awesome! 😉
clockwise from top left:
Evan Healy clay mask kit (made from organic, sustainably harvested ingredients)
Haiti Babi signature set (Haiti Babi trains Haitian moms to knit and crochet, empowering them to earn a living, provide for their children, and keep their families together)
Tegu pocket pouch (responsibly harvested; company also gives back to a school in the Honduran village their factory is located in)
Panda bamboo and cork watch (made from sustainable materials and each watch sold provides 100 days of education for children in need)
Lalabu soothe shirt (2% of the sale goes to help mom entrepreneurs in Africa through micro-lending)
Hand in Hand lavender soap and lotion set (for every liquid hand soap & lotion set purchased, Hand in Hand donates two bars of soap & two months of clean water to a child in the developing world)
Mitla Moda winter shawl (fair trade and created with minimal ecological footprint: hand woven on a traditional, human-powered wooden loom and locally stitched together in small batches by artisans in Oaxaca, Mexico)
Pebble chubby monster rattle (made by a non-profit fair trade organisation in Bangladesh that employs poor rural women)
Humble Hilo kids sandals (you can choose a portion of the proceeds to support a humanitarian project at check-out)
Big thanks to Anni Metz, founder of Ethica Collective, for working with me on this and introducing me to many of these fabulous brands!