It’s the start of a new year, and you probably need some new healthy goodies, right? And instead of going to the same sites and stores for your essentials that you normally do, we thought it would be pretty feel-good to highlight companies that aren’t just creating awesome healthy stuff — but are also giving back in some pretty amazing ways. No matter what causes matter to you or what healthy goodies are on your shopping list (for yourself or as a gift!), there’s a little something for everyone, we think. (Spoiler: there’s even wine. And puppies.) Giving back has never felt so good — or healthy!
Puppies make us happy. And this apparel company really makes us happy with its hilarious gear (Puppies and yoga? Puppies and pizza? Yes and yes.) and how a portion of its proceeds benefit dog-related charities and shelters.
Goods Giving Back is kind of like Etsy, but everything has a philanthropic element. Get DIY tutorials, homemade goods and all kinds of cool stuff while giving back to some amazing nonprofits. From jewelry to snack bags to funny fit apparel, there’s all kinds of fun stuff made from real people who want to make a difference in the world.
Ten percent of all Neshama Project purchases go towards one of the nonprofit organizations the company supports. The beautiful jewelry line has messages of love and inspiration that we totally love. Go ahead and make the world a healthier, brighter and more soulful place with these feel-good earrings, necklaces and bracelets.
The tagline of revolucion is “love in action,” and we couldn’t agree more. All of the company’s activewear pieces are made in Los Angeles using high-performance fabrics — and each come with the specific details of the giveback associated with the piece. Causes include helping girls escape trafficking in Thailand, providing education to children in one of South Africa’s poorest regions, helping homeless young adults in Southern California get off the street and develop job skills, and providing clean water in under-developed countries.
This is probably one of the best known nonprofits on this list (I know I’ve seen them featured on TODAY and during major sporting events), but did you know that SU2C has a whole shop that supports scientific research in the fight against cancer? From water bottles to headphones to apparel to yoga mats, there’s a lot of basics to stock up on!
We’ve featured Janji quite a few times over the years and that’s because we LOVE them and their gear. They always have fun globally inspired prints, awesome quality and we just love the cause — 10 percent of the sale of each piece goes to help fund clean water projects around the world.
Former Olympic gymnast Shannon Miller started this line of activewear and athleisure and besides being comfy and cute, the company donates 10 percent of its net profits to Look Good Feel Better, a free public service program dedicated to helping women with cancer improve their hope, courage and confidence by helping them to deal with the appearance side effects of cancer treatment.
Tish has long raved about these leggings as the best of the best (for both workouts and just life) and although the company doesn’t give back to a nonprofit specifically, it certainly gives back to the planet. Every pair of its leggings (which have a cult-like following) is made from 25 recycled water bottles — and the company prides itself on its ethics and manufacturing standards.
9. ONEHOPE Wine
Do you guys get The Skimm emails? We do, and that’s how we got hipped to ONEHOPE Wine. (Because wine that gives back? Sign. Us. Up.) Besides just being delicious wine, various bottles give back to different causes. According to its website, ONEHOPE Wine has made more than $2 million in donations, providing over 2,600 clinical trials for cancer patients, 13,000 forever homes for shelter animals, 1.1 million meals for children, 33,000 life-saving vaccines and more. We’ll drink to that. (Plus, this glitter wine is kind of the best thing ever.)
Definitely one of the most unique ideas on this list are these watches that are created from reclaimed wood — wood that otherwise wouldn’t be used and would be wasted. Besides being beautiful, they’re also a touching way to connect with nature all day, every day right from your wrist.
Do you like to support companies that give back? What are a few of your other faves? I have two pairs of TOMS that are basically threadbare I’ve worn them so much! —Jenn