We’ve had a great week meeting some companies and businesses who are making a difference by choosing products that are ethically made and support local artisans and families. Here’s a brief summary of who we’ve met so far and where you can get more details from the series:
Ethical Fashion for Kids
An ethically made one-stop kids lifestyle brand with all the staples you need, organized in an easy to choose/impossible to mismatch capsule collection. Their goal is to ensure they don’t profit “from someone else’s hardship, and they want every person helping in Wildly Co. to have the same opportunity to reach their goals as they do.
Providing quality, ethical, sustainable baby, body, cleaning products, The Honest Company is partnered with non-profits who are working to solve critical health and social issues in the community.
Beautiful products for kids (and adults too!) made from wool, silk, cotton, raffia, plastic twine, and cording by local artisans from multiple countries. Eternal Threads is providing vocational training in tailoring to “at risk” girls in villages giving them the skills to earn an income that will protect them from exploitation and give them hope for a better life.
Exists to prevent today’s orphans by equipping their mothers with skills and knowledge necessary to provide for their families. Gorgeous, handmade products for kids that support families in the slum in Uganda.
Enter to win the giveaway! (ends on Thursday, Oct. 16)
Quality, ethical and sustainable clothing for kids, fighting against the world’s standard of “throwaway fashion”.
Of course, I’m barely scratching the surface here. Daily I’m coming across more companies committed to quality, ethically made items that support local artisans, provide aid where needed, or contribute to ministries. If you don’t seek, you won’t find! Start asking around, you’ll be surprised at how much you can quickly find out!
Here’s a couple others for you to check out:
Roma Boots – buy one pair of boots, one pair of boots is donated
Simple Truths Designs – supporting charitable organizations/causes around the world who have a heart for missions.
“During the months of October and November, by purchasing from our shop, you will be ‘making spirits bright’ by helping buy Christmas gifts for foster children! As of July 2014, there were 8,807 children in foster care in Georgia. The needs of these children are great. Some children enter foster care with all of their belongings in a single grocery bag, and some with nothing at all. Some of them have never known the joy of opening up a gift on Christmas morning. As you shop for yourself or for Christmas gifts with Simple Truths Designs, you will be helping give Christmas gifts to these children, many who have experienced neglect due to substance abuse, general neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, abandonment, or domestic violence. As you give that gift that you bought from us or proudly wear something you bought for you, you can think of the joy that you helped bring to the lives of some of these children on Christmas morning!”
A very happy Canadian Thanksgiving to you from us! We’ll see you next week for more on our 31 Days of Making Purchases That Make a Difference :0)