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This holiday season we’re doing our best to help our dollars make an impact. Here are 15 brands we will be shopping with this winter, their missions, and a few items we have our eye on from each brand. 

1. Ivory Ella 

Ivory Ella is a company founded in doing good. One of their taglines is “good clothes for a good cause,” which rings true to their mission in helping to save the elephants. The founders came together with the same aim: to have a positive impact on the world, and leave it a better place.

Ivory Ella donates a minimum of 10% of their profits and have partnered with Save The Elephants and other charitable foundations. In the past four years Ivory Ella has been able to donate over $1.7 Million to help with Elephant conservation efforts.

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Ivory Ella is running a sale from 11/27-12/2 for 40% off select items and 20% off bedding!

Thank you to Ivory Ella for sponsoring this portion of the gift guide.

2. Causebox

Causebox refers to themselves as a membership that matters. They are a quarterly subscription box that features ethically made and socially conscious products for women. The brands featured in the boxes are often female-founded and are always dedicated to uplifting their communities. 

For each box, they partner with different charities to help raise funds and awareness for their causes. Past charity partners include Freedom Firm, Speak Your Silence, The Jesse Reese Foundation, Trees for the Future, and Books for Africa. Each box comes with 6-8 beautifully curated and often exclusive (AKA made just for Causebox) products. Gift a quarterly or annual subscription here.

3. Warby Parker

Warby Parker is a company devoted to making change—they were the first in the eyewear industry to shake things up, cutting out the “middle man” and designing glasses in-house and communicating with customers directly, they found a way to make affordable and fashionable eyewear. They have made affordable, attractive prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses, available to everyone. Their prescription eyeglasses start at $95 (that’s the frame, prescription lenses, and protective coatings on the lenses!) and they have a great customer experience team online and in their numerous locations.

To top it all off, they have a Buy A Pair, Give A Pair program, where they work with partners to help distribute glasses to those in need across the globe.

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4. YourSuper

YourSuper is a superfood company whose mission is to help people improve their health using the power of plants. Each organic superfood mix is completely plant-based, with no fillers, additives, or sugars.

YourSuper also has 100% transparency with their supply chain, so you know exactly where your food is coming from!

They believe in doing good for the body and doing good for the planet, and aside from stellar mixes, low-waste packaging and transparency in their sourcing, they have a 1:1 donation program. For every superfood mix sold, they donate a life-saving food bar to those in need.

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Tip: Become a member to save 20%! 

5. Bomba Socks

Bombas is a company founded upon giving. When the founders learned that the #1 requested clothing item at homeless shelters was clean socks, they knew they had to do something. They started with the mission to donate a pair of socks for every pair of socks sold.

Their socks are amazing—we love wearing them—because they have innovative technology to help keep the socks from slipping, keep the socks comfortable, and long-lasting. With the different patterns, colors, and styles, there is definitely a pair for you!

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Tip: Join their mailing list to get 20% off or use code COMFORT20 (valid at time of writing).

6. Toms Shoes

Toms is an apparel company that is known for its 1-to-1 donation program. While they began with a format of donating a pair of shoes to someone in need for every pair of shoes purchased, their giving program has expanded to sharing shoes, sight, safe water, and impactful grants to those who need it most. 

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7. Love Your Melon

Love Your Melon was founded by two students who wanted to start a business with a meaningful, positive social impact. The pair of friends decided their mission was to improve the lives of children who were battling with cancer, and started with the simple idea of a hat on each head of the children battling cancer in the United States.

Once they achieved their original goal of giving 45,000 hats—one for every child fighting cancer in the U.S. in 2012—their mission expanded and they created the goal of donating $1 million to help fund pediatric cancer research and provide immediate support to the children and their families.

The best news yet? Currently they’ve donated over $6.2 million towards the fight against pediatric cancer and 180,000+ hats to children battling cancer.

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8. FEED

FEED is a company focused on food—that is, getting food into the bellies of hungry children. Started in 2007, it is one of the original for-good lifestyle brands, driven by its mission for positive impact. With every product they sell, they provide school meals to the most vulnerable communities around the globe through their on-the-ground partners. 

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Tip: Refer a friend to make a purchase and you’ll both get 20% off!

9. Patagonia

Patagonia is a company dedicated to the Earth and our environment. While they aim to make life-long-lasting products that help people stay warm, keep active and keep exploring the outdoors, their biggest mission is to do so while staying true to the environment. They are constantly seeking ways to improve their production, to implement eco-friendly fabrics—since 1996 all of their cotton garments have been made with 100% organic cotton, and find ways to ensure longevity and recycling of their products. They promote living an active lifestyle, doing what you love, while protecting the one Earth we have to share. 

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10. Skylar 

Skylar is a natural perfume company founded for women by women—Skylar’s founder, Cat, discovered that she wasn’t alone in wanting natural products to put on her skin, including perfume. After many conversations with the women in her life, as well as much time spent with world-class perfumers, she found a way to make perfume without allergens or harmful chemicals while keeping a long-last, fresh, sophisticated scent.

Best of all, Skylar donates a portion of their proceeds (and time!) to Step Up – non-profit organization that provides mentorship for underprivileged high school girls across the country. Truly a company for women by women!

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Tip: Use code TRYSCENTCLUB to get 50% off your first month (valid at time of writing).

11. WeWood

WeWood is an Italian watch company that provides luxury and style AND environmental responsibility. Their watches are wooden and made without any toxic or harmful chemicals or artificial materials. WeWood also has a 1:1 giving program and for every watch purchased, they plant one tree! 

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12. Hand in Hand

Bill Glaab and Courtney Apple founded Hand in Hand Soap with the aim to provide goodness to others: after learning that 5 million children die each year from water related illnesses and 45% of these deaths could be prevented with simple hand washing alone. Thus, Hand in Hand Soap was born.

Their soaps are vegan, cruelty-free, sustainable and palm-oil free, and for every bar purchased a bar is donated. They also found the perfect partner in world-wide child advocacy group, My Neighbor’s Children, and to this day 100% of their donations go to the children of Haiti. 

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13. Out of Print

Out of Print has spent the last decade pursuing one passion—to spread the joy of reading. They transform literary classics into bookish accessories and inspired teeshirts, and every purchase helps donate books to literacy programs across the globe.

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Tip: They run frequent BOGO promos!

14. Ten Thousand Villages

Ten Thousand Villages is a nonprofit trade organization whose mission is to create opportunities for artisans in developing countries to earn income by bringing their products and stories to our markets through long-term, fair trading relationships, and they’ve been doing so for nearly eight decades

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15. Ethique

Ethique is an award-winning international beauty brand with the mission to rid the world of plastic. Their beauty bars are plastic-free, plant-based, cruelty-free, and sustainable! Not only are they trying to protect the Environment and help limit plastic waste, but they have committed to donating 20% of their profits annually to charity. They’ve also ‘adopted’ animals in need and finance their care. You can read more about all who they support here.

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These are just 15 brands that are doing amazing things for communities all around the world. Your holiday shopping can go a little further by purchasing from brands that give back.