Give a book, gift the opportunity of vision or plant a tree. Products with a manifesto for #SocialGood double as gifts that make an impact. Alike to the leader TOMS, whose claim to fame started with their ‘One for One’ shoe model, there are even more ways to gift and give back this holiday season. As leaders in their fields, the following companies are paving the way for other businesses to become accountable with the impact they making both locally and internationally.
Don’t just look for a gift this season, look for an opportunity to make an impact.
Gifts for Him and Her: #SocialGood Companies in Addition to TOMS
1. Twice As Grape Scarf, $30
High quality, winter products to keep you warm while spreading warmth. Twice as Warm aims to provide new winter clothing to people in need through their ‘Wear One, Give One’ platform. The project that began in 2010 and donated 210 winter hats, scarves and gloves are now giving to communities around the world.
2. Percey Eyeglasses, $150
Warby Parker started to make eyewear affordable in a highly monopolized industry while also leading the way for a #SocialGood business. For Warby Parker this means that for every pair of glasses purchased another pair is given to someone in need. 15% of the world’s population lacks access to glasses and thus cannot effectively learn or work. Warby Parker’s non-profit partners help them to address this issue.
3. Library Stamp Black Sweatshirt, $42
Out of Print celebrates classic stories on their sweatshirts, t-shirts, socks and totes in order to promote literacy in underserved communities. Why? Because the technology (pun intended) which we experience literature is constantly changing. Each purchase made supports literacy programs through the donation of books to communities in need.
4. ARROW WeWOOD Watch, $140
Like this Arrow watch, for each WeWOOD timepiece purchased, a tree is planted. To date, over 490,000 trees have been planted since 2010 with the goal to plant 1 million trees by 2020. Wearing a wooden watch is a reminder of the goal, to restore Mother Nature by keeping forests happy and healthy.
5. LifeStraw Personal Water Filter, $25
For the hiker, backpacker or camper the LifeStraw turns contaminated water into safe drinking water. With every LifeStraw purifier or filter that is sold the ‘Follow the Liters’ program provides a child in a developing country with clean drinking water for an entire school year. Since 2014 370,000 students in Kenya and India have been provided with clean water.
6. Beauty Subscription Box, $30
Each LOVE GOODLY beauty subscription box is curated from eco-friendly, vegan, and natural products. Delivered every second month LOVE GOODLY connects their customers with conscious brands. Better for you, better for the earth. To further the impact of their beauty box 5% of every purchase supports a cause.
7. Red and Black Plaid House Slippers by TOMS, $55
TOMS has evolved from a simple idea into a #SocialGood business model. This ‘One for One’ model addresses the needs of communities around the world. Known for their classic buy one give one shoes, TOMS has evolved to offer bags, eyewear and coffee. Give the gift of sight with TOMS Eyewear, gift clean water with TOMS Roasting Co, or provide a safe birth through the TOMS Bag collection.
8. Epaga Camo Roma Boots, $92
Roma Boots combines fashion and philanthropy. For each pair of boots sold, a new pair is donated to a child in need. Furthermore, Roma Boots donates 10% of all proceeds to educational initiatives around the world. Simply put Roma aims to ‘Give Poverty the Boot’.
9. Monroe, Honey Panda Bamboo Sunglasses, $120
When you buy a pair of Panda sunglasses you are gifting vision. For every pair of sunglasses purchased, Panda provides an eye exam and a pair of prescription glasses to someone in need. To date, Panda has provided thousands of people with glasses and the gift of vision.
10. Tela Cargo Scrub Pants, $35
Perfect for the healthcare professional, FIGS Scrubs makes an impact. With their ‘Threads for Threads’ program for every set of scrubs sold, FIGS provides a healthcare provider in need with a set. Over 90,000 scrubs sets have been donated increasing productivity, morale, confidence, teamwork, and patient’s trust.
Photos: Twice As Grape Scarf, Percey Eyeglasses, Library Stamp Black Sweatshirt, WeWOOD Arrow Watch, LifeStraw Personal Water Filter, Love Goodly Gift Box, Red and Black Plaid House Slippers, Epaga Camo Roma Rain Boots, Monroe – Honey Panda Bamboo Sunglasses, FIGS Scrubs
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