We’re now well into the holiday season and if you’re anything like me, you’re still on the hunt for gifts for many (or all) of the people on your list. No need to worry! We’re here to help you find some great gifts. Plus, each gift does a little more than brighten the spirits of the recipient. With giving back close to our heart at charlotte+asher--each bag purchase provides five life saving vaccinations to children in need--we’ve rounded up some of our favorite socially conscious companies. For simplicity's sake, we listed them in alphabetical order:
Apolis is a lifestyle brand that gives back through their model of “Advocacy Through Industry.” By co-designing products and connecting artisans to a larger market, they empower global communities.
BLOOM + GRACE works with designers and artisans in developing countries to create unique jewelry. In addition to supporting the artisans, each piece purchased also provides life-saving vaccinations to children in developing countries through Shot@Life!
Bloom2Bloom is a flower company that offers incredibly fresh bouquets of flowers grown in the US. Each purchase helps decorate a teen’s hospital room through Wish Upon a Teen.
BOMBAS developed "the best sock ever" in different styles and colors. With each pair of socks sold, one is donated to a homeless shelter.
COCO & MANU hand-makes vintage inspired baby and children’s clothing. Purchases with this company help support families with foster kids.
GiveScent offers unique wearable scents. Each bottle purchased helps support women through Every Mother Counts and Women for Women International.
Hand in Hand Soap offers a beautiful selection of soaps, lotions and candles that are made in the USA. With each purchase, a child in need receives clean water and a bar of soap.
Headbands of Hope has you covered for your headband needs in all sizes from baby to adult. For each headband sold, one is given to a child who is fighting cancer.
Local+Lejos offers home goods created by artisans. Purchases provide sustainable work, livable wages (higher than wholesalers pay), as well as training and resources to the artisans.
LSTN Sound Co. uses reclaimed wood to create premium audio products, including earbuds, headphones and speakers. Each purchase helps provide hearing aids to a person in need through the Starkey Hearing Foundation.
One Hope Wines has a wide selection of wine, coffee and gifts. One Hope supports ten different causes, including providing global healthcare and ending childhood hunger.
Plan Toys creates eco-friendly, non-toxic toys that are simple and attractive (both to kids and parents!). They give back through a reforestation program, as well as children’s programs in their community.
Prosperity Candle sells a variety of handmade candles, made by female artisans. Their goal is to help end poverty by employing women who have relocated from refugee camps to the United States.
SOLO makes sunglasses from recycled bamboo. Each pair purchased provides funds for eye care for people in need.
Soma offers stylish carafes and pitchers with sustainable filters. With each purchase, a donation is made to charity: water to provide clean drinking water in developing countries.