1. Burt’s Bees
Burt’s Bees has tons of skincare and lip products to choose from. 100% of their products are all-natural, and the company uses a method they call “community sourcing” to obtain the ingredients for their products. The Community Sourced method provides jobs for people in small communities by finding and utilizing areas where the company’s most popular ingredients (like beeswax) are already being grown or harvested. But the good doesn’t stop there! Burt’s Bees packages their products using up-cycled plastic to cut down on waste. The brand has also teamed up with Fresh Energy, a Minnesota non-profit, and together the two companies are working to raise awareness and funds, attempting to fulfill their goal to restore a love of nature and community!
2. Love Your Melon
Keep your noggin warm (and stylish) all year round with products from Love Your Melon. This brand started out making beanies with detachable poms in 2012 with a heart-felt mission: help children battling cancer. With every purchase from their site, a child with cancer receives a beanie of their very own – completely free of charge. In addition, 50% of the profit from all the products sold through Love Your Melon goes directly to one of the many non-profits the brand supports. Since their start, LYM has expanded to include products like headbands, scarves, blankets, sweatshirts and many more, so go check out their site and all of their adorable and extremely well-made products!
With thousands of products to choose from, Pacifica offers an incredible array of 100% vegan, cruelty-free products. There are so many, in fact, you probably won’t even know where to start! Pacifica’s products range from hair gummies to mineral setting sprays, to deodorizing wipes, perfumes and their own makeup line. As if being completely vegan and cruelty-free wasn’t enough, Pacifica also has its own recycling program that they have created with the help of Preserve (a company that collects and repurposes recycled items). Send Pacifica an email and they’ll send you a shipping label. Rinse out all your empty product containers and send them off! You’ll feel great about doing your part, and you’ll exponentially decrease the amount of clutter in your house. You’re welcome! Visit Pacifica’s website for more information on their recycling program.
4. Shelly Cove
In 2015, Shelly Cove began selling products with the hope of rehabilitating sick and injured sea turtles. Since its start, Shelly Cove has donated over $100K towards rescuing turtles all over the world and researching methods to keep our little buddies safe. In 202o, Shelly Cove expanded from just t-shirts to eco-friendly products like stainless steel bottles and straws, and reusable totes. On their site, you can even find a Guide To Going Eco, a four-step guide to help you get on the right path towards being a better friend to the environment! With every purchase from this brand, you will receive an adorable sticker and information about a turtle your purchase went towards saving! For those who feel especially attached to these flippered friends, check out the Shelly Cove website for information on the product, how to become an ambassador and career opportunities!
5. Pura Vida
When you shop at Pura Vida, you are helping to support hundreds of families from countries around the world, struggling to make ends meet. Each bracelet is handmade, which not only makes it unique but also lends a level of personal care and dedication to Pura Vida’s products. In continuing with their determination to give back, the Pura Vida brand launched the Charity Collection. Each bracelet was designed with a specific charity in mind, and a portion of the proceeds from this collection are donated to the appropriate bracelet’s organization. Go to Pura Vida’s website to learn more about their story!