More and more companies are becoming in tune with the fact that consumers are looking for socially conscious brands and brands who give back. Right now there are so many important causes that need support, so if you are already doing a little shopping for yourself or your little one, take a look at these brands and how they give back:
- Bella Tunno – This is one of my faves! For every product sold, Bella Tunno donates 1 meal to 1 child. They have already given over 4.3 MILLION meals! Talk about making a real difference. Bella Tunno is a certified B Corp, and is women owned and led. The company’s mission is to eradicate child hunger – they literally measure success through social impact. All of this is the cherry on top of the adorable and fun products they sell. I’m obsessed with all of the bibs, suction bowls, and cut spoons.
- cuddle+kind – For every doll sold, 10 meals are donated. This incredible company was started by two parents who believe that by giving children the nutrition they need to thrive and reach their potential, they will be making a positive impact on the world for generations to come. They have donated over 13 MILLION meals. The dolls are such amazing quality and make a special gift. We have Noah the Dog, and it has been one of Charlie’s favorites since day 1.
- Happy Blankie – Ridiculously soft and cute blankets that spread happiness! Their mission is to spread as much happiness as humanly possible. When you buy a Happy Blankie, they also give one to a child in need. “One to Love, One to Give.” A nice touch is that they let you choose who to give it to: You can send one to a sick child in the hospital, a child in a battered women’s shelter or a first responder/military child. How do you even choose?! *Adds 3 blankets to cart*
- Softsie – A good friend of mine gave me a Softsie onsie as a gift when Charlie was born and I couldn’t believe how soft and cozy it was. This company was started by a mom who’s baby had eczema. The fabric is infused with Aloe Vera, Jojba Oil and Vitamin E through a process that causes the infusion to only release when touched or rubbed by human skin. Super cool! The infusion is organic, all-natural, hypoallergenic, fragrance-free, nut-free, dairy-free, vegan and has no negative environmental effects. But that’s not all – for every order over $50, a dollar is donated to the Hope for Fertility Foundation. They also have matching sets for moms so you can be cozy twins with your little one.
- Tegu – Tegu makes high quality wooden, magnetic blocks to encourage imaginative play in babies, toddlers and kids. When the founders started their company, they chose to be based in Honduras to help foster a positive impact through the business. Their fully independent toy factory is located outside Tegucigalpa and according to the owners they “are there to stay”.
- Krochet Kids – This socially conscious company does something pretty unique. Over the last decade they have employed hundreds of people in Uganda and Peru to create an array of crocheted “gifts that give back”. With each purchase you make, they introduce you to the woman who made your product and invite you to visit her online profile to learn more about her. I love this personal touch.
- Indigo Africa – This organization’s approach to artisan empowerment helps transform the lives of women, youth, and refugees across Africa. They provide the training they need to build and sustain independent livelihoods by creating a range of handcrafted products using local, raw materials. I love the gorgeous floor baskets, which are perfect for kids toys, but they also make the most precious clothes and toys.
- Out of Print – These products are designed with readers in mind, featuring iconic book cover artwork and literary references for all ages. Their mission is to spread the joy of reading by transforming literary classics into bookish apparel and accessories. The baby onsies have classics like Good Night Moon, Corduroy, and The Hungry Caterpillar. Out of Print supports literacy programs around the world and has donated over 3 MILLION books to communities in need.
Comment below if there are any socially conscious brands that you are a fan of – I would love to check them out!