The only thing better than finding your new go-to jewelry piece or holy grail beauty product? Knowing that the money you spent is going towards a good cause. And thanks to a handful of amazing brands, you can do just that.
From a fan-favorite brand that donates a pair of shoes for each pair sold to an ethical fashion line that’s connecting independent artisan entrepreneurs around the world, here are 10 brands you can shop and feel good about your purchase.
What began as a simple idea of putting a hat on every child battling cancer in America turned into Love Your Melon. Not only do 50 percent of profit from all of their sales go to nonprofits fighting against pediatric cancer, but they also have a Campus Crew Program to raise awareness around childhood cancer and run beanie donation events year-round.
Founder Gregg Renfrew created a company devoted to progress and providing empowering information, along with safe products you can trust. Beautycounter is putting the truth back into beauty by being completely transparent with the ingredients they use and don’t use.
Gorgeous jewelry with a philosophy we can get behind? Sign us up. Dogeared is more than just a jewelry line — they embrace the stories of their customers, which is reflected in each piece. They handcraft everything locally, respecting the planet, and partner with nonprofit organizations that share their vision of a better world.
Soko is redefining ethical fashion and promoting conscious consumerism with modern accessories that appeal to the urban woman handmade piece perfects the balance between making a statement and maintaining a sense of minimalism. Not only that, they utilize technology to empower and connect independent artisan entrepreneurs so they have access to an entire world of consumers.
Deck your party table out in the most aesthetically pleasing tableware while giving back. Cheeky’s mission is to make mealtime matter, so when you buy one item, they’ll give a meal to someone in need right here in the U.S. through their partnerships with Feeding America and No Kid Hungry. Pretty neat, right?
You’re probably familiar with the TOMS One for One mission by now. The brand (which now sells eyewear, coffee, and bags) is matching every pair of shoes purchased with a new pair of shoes for a child in need. The shoes are given to children through humanitarian organizations who incorporate shoes into their community development programs, and they’ve given over 60 million pairs of shoes to date and counting.
Founder Joelle McNamara was just 17 years old when she founded Badala, a fundraising organization that sells jewelry, accessories, and houseware, and is dedicated to employing artisans in developing countries. Since launching in Kenya, the brand has expanded their employment programs to women and artisans across East Africa, Central America, and domestic sex trafficking survivors.
Finally, nail colors that you can guarantee are safe to use. Inspired by the beauty of Los Angeles, all of the products are proudly made in the U.S., never tested on animals, vegan-friendly, and free of harsh chemicals like formaldehyde, DBP, toluene, formaldehyde resin, and camphor.
Stylish jewelry that makes a difference? Yes, please. Alex and Ani has donated $45 million to nonprofits across the globe, is in partnership with 48 nonprofits, and has contributed 7,780 volunteer hours. You can join various causes by shopping their celebrity-partnered lines including #CelebrateLove by Mandy Moore, #CelebrateLife by Elizabeth Olsen, and #CelebrateMe by Kaley Cuoco.
With 5 million children dying each year from water-related illnesses, 45 percent of deaths can be prevented by proper hand washing. These stats led to the development of Hand in Hand Soap, a socially responsible and environmentally friendly brand that creates soaps using plant-based ingredients that are good for both the skin and the environment. Their “Buy a bar. Give a bar.” initiative has led to the donation of over 1 million bars of soap and the production of four wells to provide thousands of people with clean water.
Oh, and did we mention you can learn more about these brands and meet some of the founders? Yep, The Heart Series, a two-day conference of various panels and workshops, is bringing together socially-conscious businesses on February 15 to 16. Enter code FABFITFUN at checkout for 20 percent off tickets at www.theheartseries.com.
xx, The FabFitFun Team