If you are an ocean lover, as well as a lover of adorable jewelry, you NEED to go check out 4Ocean. The 4Ocean brand is hard at work collecting plastic and other trash from our planet’s oceans with the sales from their bracelets, but they don’t just stop there! 4Ocean enlists local workers in their efforts to keep beaches in locations like Haiti and Bali free of garbage, successfully putting money back into the area’s local economy. Each bracelet sports a different color string and charm, representing the different types of marine life you are helping by supporting this brand’s cause. One bracelet is enough to fund the removal of one pound of trash. That’s a purchase you can feel good about!
CottonOn is an Australian clothing company that makes a majority of its products out of – you guessed it, cotton! CottonOn has recently begun making an effort to train and employ thousands of Kenyan farmers to productively and efficiently produce cotton and provide jobs and stability to those in need. In addition, CottonOn has made the switch to paper shopping bags in an attempt to drastically lower their carbon footprint! Last but not least, with the launch of the CottonOn Foundation, the company will be spearheading the development of educational facilities in underdeveloped areas like Uganda, South Africa, Thailand and their home base Australia. Check out their site to learn more!
8. TOMS shoes
Less than a few years ago, you couldn’t go anywhere without seeing someone rocking a pair of TOMS canvas shoes. Now the brand has expanded to include boots, flats, and slippers. What’s so great about TOMS is that every purchase provides a pair of shoes for someone who truly needs them. In addition to their desire to provide every man, woman, and child with a pair of shoes, TOMS has now also begun to pair up with organizations in support of mental health awareness, gun violence prevention, and equal opportunity options. Go to the TOMS website to view their entire product line!
9. Warby Parker
Warby Parker has just stolen our hearts with their “Buy a Pair, Give a Pair” program. So many people of all ages and backgrounds strain themselves every day, trying to work around their struggle to see clearly. Warby Parker works with organizations all over the world, donating a pair of glasses for every pair bought through their company, providing millions with the opportunity to do something we take for granted every day. There are dozens of cute styles to choose from and the prices are super reasonable! Check out Warby Parker’s site for more information on “Buy a Pair, Give a Pair” and take a peek at the incredibly fashionable frames they offer!
10. Garnier Whole Blends
Garnier is a well-trusted name in the haircare business, and their Whole Blends line delivers the same quality and reliability you’ve come to know and love from Garnier. The Whole Blends product line is paraben-free, making it oh-so healthy for your hair, and all thirteen blends are packed with ingredients that smell as good as they perform! Your hair will LITERALLY beg you for more. Whole Blends uses as many locally sourced products as they can, supporting small businesses across the US. Their packaging, in addition to being absolutely adorable, is made out of 30% pre-recycled material. This means, by buying a Whole Blends product, you are doing your part to cut back on the production of plastics and other materials that contribute to the pollution problem we so desperately need a solution for. Hop on the Whole Blends website and find out which blend is right for you!