With the holiday season in full swing, and the hustle and bustle of Christmas parties, events, making time for friends and family, and Christmas shopping, it is sometimes hard to make the time required to give back. This is the time of year that we all should be recognizing how fortunate we are to be able to give and receive, to hug our friends and family and to eat good food. Some people do not have the same luxuries.
I've curated a selection of brands that give back... because giving back is where it's at.
With very little time on our hands, it is great that the visionaries behind these brands are able to facilitate the giving for us. Even though it may be too late to have your purchases arrive before Christmas (in some cases), I thought it would be helpful to provide a list of awesome brands that are socially responsible, and give back year round.
Generosity shouldn't stop when the new year begins.
Serious frames for seriously stylish people, Warby Parker is an affordable eyewear brand that is socially responsible. Prescription eyewear and sunglasses starting at $95. For every pair sold, a pair is distributed to someone in need.
Stone + Cloth:
Slick backpack design and great casual clothing, your purchase helps provide scholarships to students in need. Carry an Education.
For their producers, they facilitate international market access, pay above fair trade wages, offer skills training, and provide safe working conditions. The result is consistent employment, an average income increase of 300% per producer, improved living conditions, inaugural access to education and savings, and above all, dignity and empowerment.
DIBI is an established tie and accessory company that emphasizes its commitment to a worthwhile cause, by providing school supplies to rural communities throughout the world.
Seeking to strengthen education AND style worldwide, DIBI promotes individuality among customers and encourages them to reveal a little about themselves while wearing DIBI. This lifestyle-driven company holds itself to the highest standards of creativity, quality, and customer service.
United By Blue:
For every product sold, United By Blue removes 1 pound of trash from oceans and waterways through company organized cleanups. This is such a great cause.