Try Something New: Shop with a Cause
If you’re staying in this weekend it’s time to try something new, socially responsible shopping! What is socially responsible shopping? Through the practice of conscious consumerism shoppers learn how their goods impact other people and the planet. Thankfully Give a Damn Goods has a variety of give back brands, eco-friendly products, and ethically made gifts. Yes, you can empower communities in developing countries without even leaving your bed! Super cool! Check out a few of these awesome products and learn how they benefit the makers and/or the environment. A great place to start your shopping with a cause!
Yuhme creates sustainable, plastic free water bottles made from sugarcane. Each water bottle sold provides six months of clean water for communities in the Central African Republic through their partnership with the non-profit Water for Good. These water bottles are incredibly light and durable. Even dishwasher safe too!
BRANDED Collective provides job training and employment to survivors of human trafficking in Nashville. Each BRANDED item is stamped with an initial and a number. The initial belongs to the survivor who made your cuff. You can read her story on BRANDED’s website. The number is your unique number in the Collective. You can register this number and send a Message of Hope to the survivors. This unique initiative allows customers to connect with the inspirational makers of their goods.
Give a Damn Good’s classic tees provide sustainable employment opportunities to the Haitian community. Through Give a Damn Good’s supplier partnership, Haitian employees are paid fairly and provided a safe work environment, encouraging individuals to lift themselves out of poverty. These tees are made with organic cotton and recycled polyester! Eco-friendly products that create sustainable employment opportunities are a double win!
Lazarus Artisan Goods works in Honduras and Haiti to ignite generational change with employment and vocational training through their non-profit Mission Lazarus. Mission Lazarus’ three year program trains and equips young men and women in a trade, increasing their eligibility for employment and heightening their potential development, an impact beyond the individual to that family, community and the country as a whole.