SEE BELOW FOR THE STORIES OF OUR BRANDS

APOLIS - Los Angeles, CA and Bangladesh

INSTAGRAM: @apolis

We create long-lasting, everyday items which improve the lives of the people who make them — because your purchase is helping shape the kind of world we live in. Your Purchase Helps Break a Poverty Cycle. The mothers who handcraft your reusable bag receive Fair Trade wages, annual profit dividends, and a retirement fund. This durable bag is made to last and can carry over 100 lbs — plus, it features reinforced, sturdy leather handles for a comfortable carry. With a water-resistant interior that's easy to wipe clean, spills are not a problem.


Sword & Plough - USA 

INSTAGRAM: @swordandplough

Since Sword & Plough was founded in 2012, our team has worked hard to achieve positive and measurable impact while fulfilling our mission to strengthen civil-military understanding, empower veteran employment, and reduce waste. We are proud to donate 10% of profits or 2% of revenue, whichever is greater, to veteran nonprofit organizations that align with our mission.  We support veteran employment at every stage of our business. This includes the design process, manufacturing, fulfillment and sales. Another key part of the Sword & Plough mission is to reduce waste and minimize our carbon footprint on the world. By incorporating repurposed military surplus materials into our designs and manufacturing exclusively in the U.S., we are able to significantly reduce our environmental impact as a fashion brand. To date, we have repurposed over 30,000 pounds of military surplus. Additionally, we use recycled materials in our packaging! 

Third Oak - Georgia, USA 

Instagram: @explorethirdoak

The Scout flip flop for women. Responsibly made in the USA, cruelty-free and eco-friendly.  We manufacture all of our shoes in Georgia which means that your shoes have a far smaller carbon footprint, since they don't travel around the world to reach you. Third Oak shoes are 100% recyclable. We spent years co-developing our unique bio-based material: 45% soy by weight, and 100% vegan. This means that our factory can re-use any scraps created during the manufacturing process, and you can also recycle your well-loved shoes years down the line, making the shoes’ entire life cycle landfill-free.


Okabashi - Georgia, USA 

Instagram: @okabashishoes

Since 1984, Okabashi Brands has been a family owned and operated shoe company in the small town of Buford, Georgia. Inspired by Japanese concepts of reflexology and design, the Irvani family saw the opportunity to create a sandal that promotes foot health and wellness for all. We partner with local vendors where possible. Working closely with the Two Ten Foundation and Souls for Soles, we have donated over 100,000 pairs of shoes for disaster relief, veterans, and more. As a family owned company, we value stewardship and care for the environment. Our proprietary material is made in the USA and is 100% recyclable.


The Sleep Shirt - Canada

Instagram: @thesleepshirt 

The Sleep Shirt is a Canadian company that makes good-looking, comfortable sleepwear that’s produced locally and ethically. We are based in Vancouver and designed in Canada and Sweden. All of our manufacturing is done in Canada, by people employed under safe working conditions and paid above minimum wage. We visit our factories on a regular basis, both to inspect the premises and also to meet with our team. We are concerned about the environmental impact of synthetic fabrics, especially as many release microparticles when they are washed in domestic washing machines. For this reason, we are dedicated to ensuring all of our clothing is primarily made from cotton, linen, or cashmere.When our sleepwear reaches the end of its life cycle (after up to 1000), we want our products to biodegrade naturally. We believe in giving back, both locally and internationally. 

The Sleep Shirt is an ethical clothing company, focused on ensuring our supply chain, materials, and packaging are as sustainable as possible. Our sleepwear is made to last, ensuring a long lifecycle for the majority of our products and reducing the need to replace them regularly.

Causes we support include:

HOWE SOUND WOMEN’S CENTRE, a grassroots organization dedicated to the prevention of violence against women.

MÉDECINS SANS FRONTIÈRES,also known in English as Doctors Without Borders, is an international humanitarian medical non-governmental organisation of French origin best known for its projects in conflict zones and in countries affected by endemic diseases.


Glassybaby - Seattle, USA

Instagram: @glassybaby

Glassybaby was founded in Seattle, Washington in 2001 by three time cancer survivor lee rhodes. during chemotherapy, lee met many patients who could not afford their basic needs during treatment. when lee founded glassybaby, it was with the core mission of helping to alleviate these struggles. to date, glassybaby has donated over $9 million dollars to non-profit organizations that provide hope and healing. our journey has only just begun. seeing how far this giving community has come, just imagine where this precious vessel will take us tomorrow.


Las Bayadas - Mexico

Instagram: @lasbayadas

Las Bayadas creates a Beach Blanket made in Mexico, made with recycled cotton. Las Bayadas commits to donate 10% of the profits of each towel sold to its eco-friendly partner, the Costa Verde International School, to support a scholarship program for its local “green" Mexican students. Costa Verde International School (CVIS) is an ecological, community-oriented, multicultural and bilingual private school located in Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico.   More information on the school's website www.colegiocostaverde.com


M+A - NY, USA

INSTAGRAM: @mplusanyc

M + A is dedicated to innovation and keeping artisan craft thriving.  We look forward to supporting women and their families in their fields of expertise. We seek to alleviate poverty and empower women and their contributions to a more inclusive global economy. We want to share their story in the hopes that you will be as inspired as we are.

Goods of Conscience

INSTAGRAM: @goodsofconscience

A nonprofit organization seeking to humanize globalization through the production of sustainable wares and garments from Guatemala and NYC. Goods of Conscience is focused on mending the Social Fabric™ through sustainable practices. Our process starts when organic cotton is picked in the Las Naranagas fields of Guatemala by Algodones Mayas. The fabric is woven on a loom in keeping with the indigenous tradition weavers receive a fair wage so that they can support their family. Products are designed and sewn on the Lower East Side by Fr. drew O’Connor and his team.


Creative Women 

INSTAGRAM: @creativewomen_textiles
Creative Women is a fair trade home + lifestyle wholesale brand. We are long-term partners with talented artisans in Ethiopia, Guatemala, and Kenya who work in women-led small businesses. 

Our artisans create beautifully unique natural fiber handspun and hand woven textiles and baskets. Employing a longstanding and rich traditional art form, our artisans spin and weave 100% locally grown environmentally friendly high quality fibers. Creative Women is a fair trade certified company [Fair Trade Federation] committed to providing high quality jobs for our suppliers as well as unique products for our customers. By creating a sustainable niche for these artisans, Creative Women helps to ensure their craft supports the health, education, and economic stability of their families.


Kove - Camarillo, California

INSTAGRAM: @kovesupply

Reducing plastic waste is our objective. We have collected over 30,000 plastic bottles and turned them into a super fashionable line of swimwear with the goal of passing a cleaner planet to our children. We’ve teamed up with responsible partners who take recycled water bottles that would otherwise end up in our oceans, and we melt them down into tiny filaments and then weave them together to form the softest most comfortable material. Each of our swimsuits are made from multiple recycled bottles - just check the tag, you’ll see the bottle count of how many were used in the making of yours.


Creative Brands - Lewisburg, Tennessee

INSTAGRAM: @sbdesignstudio

Creative Brands has a team of energetic, fashion-driven product people who travel the world for unique products and bring the very best in color, trend, design & social consciousness to gift and home décor products. Creative Brands products are as diverse as the people buying them; delivering style and selection at attractive price points. Our pledge is to provide you the very best: the best products and designs at the best prices: on-trend and on-time.


Amante Marketplace - Chicago, Illinois

INSTAGRAM: @amantemarketplace

The desire to love and to be loved is the essence of humanity. Amante Marketplace is built on this foundation. At an early age, Samantha, founder of Amante Marketplace, felt a calling to serve people. Amante Marketplace is a lifestyle brand created to evoke purpose, passion, and love in all we do. Our hand-select artisans are passionate about social causes, fair-trade, and ethical practices. Together, we inspire a different experience—one that makes people feel valued and seen, whether shopping in our online marketplace or in person. A world where despite religion, race, and gender - our ultimate hope is to be loved.


Wholestory Collective - Rochester, New York

INSTAGRAM: @wholestorycollective

Wholestory Collective crafts sustainable home goods expertly handmade by our artisan team in Nicaragua. Wholestory's mission is to connect amazing retailers with our world class artisan by designing and distributing products that your customers will love! Every product Wholestory makes brings economic empowerment to artisans throughout Nicaragua!


Relish - Atlanta, Georgia

Relish is the creation of three dear friends who share a love for relaxed entertaining. Susan Peterson, Cabell Sweeney and Erika Laughlin’s dream is to help a host “set the table” for an evening with friends or family, where the company and memories are savored, and the place settings are beautifully stress free. Susan and Cabell have been partners in the ceramics industry as Cabell’s Designs since 2003. Cabell’s Designs also creates small batches of high- end ceramics handmade from start to finish in their Rome, Georgia studio. Erika Laughlin is the founder and owner of Erika Reade, Ltd. Erika’s eye for design and flair for curating elegant products has made her shop an iconic Atlanta boutique for more than 35 years. 


Shell Creek Sellers Reusable Straws - Denver, Colorado

INSTAGRAM: @shellcreeksellers

Shell Creek Sellers was established in 2015 by Melanie and her husband.  They have become passionate about eliminating single use plastic. Most people think of ocean trash as the greatest problem caused by plastic but the manufacture of plastic also has a devastating effect on our ozone and therefore, our weather. Weather is important to Colorado families. Ba a part of the solution, with stainless steel straws. They were just awarded the best new product of the Seattle gift show 2019, as well as the best new product buyer’s choice mountain gift show 2019. The future is bright with melanie at the helm. 



Scents & Nonsense - Vernon, Connecticut

INSTAGRAM: @shopfornonsense

Each batch of our product is mixed, poured, and labeled by us in our home. We hand pick our fragrances and even mix some of our own fragrances so you get the best and most unique scents. Our goal is to raise awareness about mental illness. Our hope is to break the stigma attached to it. We appreciate how humor can help us unleash our emotions and cope with the struggles of life. We are committed to helping this cause by donating a percentage of our proceeds to organizations that empower those struggling with the effects of mental illness. We can fight the stigma one day and one smile at a time.


Half United - Wilmington, North Carolina

INSTAGRAM: @halfunited

Founded in 2009, Half United was started by a brother-sister duo, Christian and Carmin Black. They are inspired by their parents who gave them an upbringing that nurtured a passion for people, design, charity, and entrepreneurship.

With a mother who owned restaurants and designed merchandising concepts for major fashion brands and a father who ministered in churches around the globe, opposite worlds of fashion and philanthropy converged in their home, serving as a constant inspiration to the siblings. Carmin left a promising job in journalism and Christian wrapped up high school, they began working together to create a brand that combined these two loves. Fashion and Giving—two halves that united can make a difference. The vision of HALF UNITED was born.


Tea Drops - Los Angeles, California

INSTAGRAM: @myteadrop

Founded in 2015 by Sashee Chandran, Tea Drops is a woman and minority owned, innovative tea company with a mission to inspire human connection through tea. Based in Los Angeles, Tea Drops ethically sources all of their organic teas, and sheds about 20% less waste than traditional tea bag packaging. Tea Drops has become a favorite among new and experienced tea drinkers alike, launching innovative tea experiences that merge flavorful blends, food art, and edgy design. It is also a favorite of Michelle Obama, former First Lady of the United States. 



Bee Raw - Brooklyn, New York 

INSTAGRAM: @beerawhoney

Created in 2005, Bee Raw is a simple, beautiful line of apiary-based and sustainably-sourced products using only natural ingredients and methods to help save and preserve the planet and support healthy lifestyles. Bee Raw believes that what tastes good can also be good for you and good for the planet. Bee Raw offers an array of the highest quality products and experiences sourced from family-run farms and has become an Oprah, NYTimes, Food & Wine celebrated brand.


Nectar Republic - Wichita, Kansas

INSTAGRAM: @nectarrepublic

Nectar Republic is a small family-owned aromatherapy brand founded in Kansas. We handcraft soap, bath goods and fragrant candles. Our honesty speaks through our work reflecting eco-friendly materials, detailed craftsmanship, and spirited ambition. Inspired by mother nature; the flowers, their nectar and the sweet honey bees are all apart of this delicate "circle of life". The impact of losing our beloved bees encouraged us to "bee" the change. We donate 5% of our profits to "Save the Bees".



Stray & Wander - Ontario, Canada

INSTAGRAM: @ strayandwander

Stray & Wander offers a curated collection of ethically sourced products from around the globe. We work with women’s cooperatives, family run businesses and individual artisans. Our focus is on bringing beautiful handmade and fair trade products to the global marketplace, and helping to preserve the ancient traditions behind these art forms.

 

Peetal New York - Jersey City, New Jersey 

INSTAGRAM: @peetalnewyork

Reema Kohli, the founder of Peetal New York is a British born Wall Street banker turned product designer based in New York City, " While traveling in India she saw a number of young people skillfully handcrafting brass bowls and other home decor accents using ancient techniques of sand casting, etching, and hammering. The experience intrigued her enough that she ended up spending the rest of my vacation in the factory. Inspired and humbled by this experience she quit her corporate job and pledged to honor and promote their skills by exposing them to the rest of the world. Part of the profits goes back to the artisans who carefully handmade each piece. As reflected in her carefully curated award-winning creations, her work is subtle, beautiful yet unique. It is an embodiment of love and passion for handmade products, and the artisans who create them.


Auro Chocolate - Philippines 

INSTAGRAM: @aurochocolate

Auro Chocolate is a proudly Filipino, bean-to-bar chocolate company that sustainably sources cocoa beans directly from local farming communities in Davao while doing our part to restore the Philippines’ heirloom varieties. We buy our beans at higher value to inspire quality and to give farmers the opportunity to improve their standard of living. Since it launched in May 2015, we have been continuously searching for ways to innovate and elevate both the art of cacao farming and chocolate making.

Messy Bessy - Philippines

INSTAGRAM: @HelloMessyBessy

Messy Bessy is a line of natural, biodegradable, non-toxic home and personal care products. Our business was established in 2007 for the main purpose of providing education, employment and rehabilitation for at-risk (formerly abused, trafficked, incarcerated impoverished) young adults. Over the years, we’ve somehow figured out a way for our for-profit business to be uniquely intertwined with the development program of our at-risk young adults. At the onset of our first college graduate in 2015, we’ve established the HOUSE Foundation (Helping OUrselves through Sustainable Enterprises) in an effort to scale and replicate our social innovation.Our earnings sustain the program, our business teams double as mentors, our scholars learn through real work and creative psychosocial intervention.


Sqwishful - New Jersey

INSTAGRAM: @sqwishful

From Small Sqwishes to Big Dreams.In the U.S. alone, trillions of sponges are used and disposed of each year.We noticed that there aren’t enough sponges that are modern and mindful. Unlike conventional polyurethane sponges, Sqwishful sponges are made of natural materials that don't contribute to plastic waste that ends up in oceans and never leaves landfills.


Sundaily - USA

INSTAGRAM: @getsundaily

Sundaily started with a clear mission: healthy #skinfromwithin. We founded Sundaily because we needed better ways to keep our skin healthy. We believe that business can, and should, be a force for good in the world. That’s why we’re a pending Certified B-Corp, known as the “the highest standard for socially responsible businesses.” A percentage of our revenue goes to two awesome organizations that we’re proud to support: Girls, Inc and EWG.



On Your Sleeve - Miami, FL

INSTAGRAM: @onyoursleeve.shop

We are a POC/LGBTQ+ female founded apparel & accessories brand that is bringing awareness and donations to pressing social issues. Our collections are currently focused on climate change, racial equality, women’s rights, plant-based living, and LGBTQ+ visibility. 

15% of proceeds from each item are donated to carefully curated organizations that actually influence change.

 

Karacotta Ceramics - Austin, TX

INSTAGRAM: @karacotta_ceramics

I create one-of-a-kind, functional, ceramic art pieces for everyday living working to bridge the gap between ‘aspirational’ and ‘possible’. The business reaches community in a different way: the art we sell is the conduit for exploring and communicating bigger concepts, like sustainable business practices, artistic collaboration, and scholarships for young women. We give back to the local community via donations to non-profit fundraisers, and sponsoring scholarships for youth programs like the Girls Empowerment Network.



The Handloom - Los Angeles, CA

INSTAGRAM: @thehandloom

 Handloom is a minimalist lifestyle brand, blending bohemian chic with oriental tradition. The Handloom strives to be the cultural bridge between the ancient ways of Turkey and free-spirited individuals in the U.S. Each garment has its own story and hand-loomed by skilled, local artisans in the remote villages of Turkey. Our manifesto is to uphold the hand-looming art form that has been overlooked by mass production and bring it back to a personal, craftsmanship level.



Mungo - South Africa

INSTAGRAM: @mungo.us

At Mungo we defy the status quo and endeavour to help shape and uphold the standards of sustainable production in a non industrial environment. Our mission is to provide a good quality product that is valued by the end user at the same time as providing employment and skills development to the local community. Together we are working to not only create a great product, but also opportunities in skills and job creation, social responsibility and an impact on our local economy, in an authentic and meaningful way.

Ya Living - Santa Monica, CA and India

INSTAGRAM: @yaliving

At  Ya Living, we travel the globe to work with some of the world’s most gifted artisans and designers, who carry on the same hand printing, dying and embroidery techniques that have been perfected over many centuries. Together we create lifestyle products with a timeless and global sensibility.  Ya Living is committed to supporting and celebrating the beauty and uniqueness of ancient hand-crafting traditions—traditions that are endangered by increasing globalization and our technological, fast-track planet. All products are created in accordance with principles of sustainability and fair trade.


Lumily - San Diego, CA

INSTAGRAM: @lumily.co

Lumily is an ethical brand that focuses on creating social change one fair trade item at a time. Lumily partners with over 75 female artisans in three countries: Mexico, Guatemala, and Thailand to design a bold collection that represents hope, sustainability, and relationships.  We believe in the importance of ethical practices in all phases of our business, from sourcing, to production, through sales.

Aside from creating change through our products, we aim to provide our artisan groups with as much assistance as possible. Lumily provides the funds for 14 children in Guatemala to go to school, we have an emergency fund set aside for all artisans, and we host fundraisers to provide extra support for the artisans and their families.


 

Canopy Hats - Venice Beach, CA

INSTAGRAM: @canopyhats

We're four design and apparel enthusiasts who did not understand why we all owned so many hats. They cluttered our closets, and there was no way to store them efficiently without ruining their shapes. Moreover, they were made with plastics and cotton sourced from, well, nowhere you'd feel good about working or living conditions, and their manufacturers weren't doing anything for humanity besides providing a bit of shade. 

We're proud to bring you the last hat you will ever own: our sustainably sourced, ethically produced, and conscientiously manufactured headwear wunderkind that supports the fight against homelessness through a portion of its proceeds.

 

Alden Baker Ceramics- New York City

INSTAGRAM: @aldenceramics

Alden is a New York ceramic artist who works with hand-building techniques to make functional and decorative forms. Her work is minimal, yet playful, and her process is incredibly experimental. Alden gives back by teaching art with a focus on ceramics to middle and upper school students. Much of her functional work references ideas of the Japanese tradition of Kintsugi, the art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted with gold. As a philosophy, Kintsugi treats breakage as part of the history of a piece, and repair as part of its evolution, rather than something to discard or disguise. Alden shares many lessons and practices with her students. 



Created Beautifully - Charlotte, NC

INSTAGRAM: @shopcreatedbeautifully

What started as a search for nature's hidden beauty blossomed into this little company of mine. After having been in retail as a visual merchandiser for several years, and putting my husband through nursing school, I longed to create beautiful things to share with others. As my skills grew so did my reach. I grew a love for metal smithing, after much trial and error. After a few years my work expanded to include handmade leather clutches, handbags and accessories. Now we source our leather from local upholstery shops, and using what they consider scraps and we have found that a wealth of beauty waiting to be created. Life is full of beauty - and we hope our designs can bring a little of it to your life.

Jenna Hunter Jewelry - New York City

INSTAGRAM: @jennaxhunter

Jenna Hunter is a new, young jewelry designer who aims to make edgy, stylish jewelry accessible to everyone. Her trademark slogan, “Keep it Chain and Simple” came from the idea that all her pieces can be simple, elegant, and affordable. Jenna’s inspiration for her line came from pieces of vintage jewelry she was gifted by her mother. The name “Hunter” is her mother’s maiden name, which Jenna wanted to include as a tribute to her mother’s gifts that inspired her creations. With a modest price range, Jenna Hunter jewelry is accessible to everyone. 

 

 

Okabashi - Buford, GA

INSTAGRAM: @okabashishoes

Since 1984, Okabashi Brands has been a family owned and operated shoe company in the small town of Buford, Georgia. Inspired by Japanese concepts of reflexology and design, the Irvani family saw the opportunity to create a sandal that promotes foot health and wellness for all. We partner with local vendors where possible. Working closely with the Two Ten Foundation and Souls for Soles, we have donated over 100,000 pairs of shoes for disaster relief, veterans, and more. As a family owned company, we value stewardship and care for the environment. Our proprietary material is made in the USA and is 100% recyclable. We operate a closed loop manufacturing system and invite our customers to send back their well loved and worn Okabashi shoes for recycling, and receive 15% off their next purchase.

 

Parks Project - USA

INSTAGRAM: @parksproject

We have a passion for the outdoors and believe it's our responsibility to promote, protect, and preserve public lands. Each collection of quality goods is made with purpose and helps fund a project in our parks. Whether it's supporting bear conservation in Denali or organizing trail restorations in Muir Woods; our convictions, commitments, character, and attitudes are best summed up by our respect for, and trust in, the outdoors. Each product purchased contributes directly to one of over 30 different conservancies across the USA, providing vital funding for the ongoing care of National Parks. For all that these places give to us, we want to give something back. The responsibility to maintain our parks is up to all of us.

The Female Quotient - Los Angeles, CA

INSTAGRAM: @femalequotient

The Female Quotient is a female-owned business committed to advancing equality in the workplace through collaboration, activating solutions for change and creating metrics for accountability. Diversity adds a competitive advantage to build stronger and more successful companies. The Talkin’ Tools jewelry is part of The Female Quotient's line of products that unlocks career advice and donates proceeds to nonprofits supporting women.

  • The PICK AXE necklace symbolizes our ability to make our own choices, and it encourages us to pick leadership in our own lives and when choosing mentors.

  • The MICROPHONE necklace reminds us all that we indeed have a voice and encourages us to use it. Often. 

Cardboard Safari - Charlottesville, VA

INSTAGRAM: @cardboard_safari

Cardboard Safari makes its home at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Charlottesville, Virginia. Inspired by the landscape that surrounds us, we celebrate the union of art and technology, joining imagination and fabrication to make beautiful sculptural forms for your home. 

Creativity, conservation, and collaboration are paramount to our mission. Meticulously developing products on the computer and cutting precision parts on the laser, our designers strive to meld simplicity and sophistication in their sculptural works of art. Our materials are locally sourced and 100% recyclable.


No Bad Ideas - Indianapolis, IN

INSTAGRAM: @nobadideas

At No Bad Ideas, we create premium quality headwear.  Inspired by a passion for the creative process, No Bad Ideas is built around a spirit of innovation and creative self-expression.  From the very start, inspiring others to trust themselves and value their own individuality has been a critical part of our mission.  Still independently owned and operated, we understand the struggle of our communities and take pride in our position to be able to freely assist those who strive on a local and global level.  Our program called the Clear Mind Initiative (CMI) will help raise awareness on the struggles of mental health. Whether it affects you directly or someone close to you, mental health is something that resonates with everyone.  We partner with the National Alliance of Mental Illness donate $1 for each item sold towards the cause.


Bernice London - Woodstock, GA

INSTAGRAM: @bernicelondon

BL leather goods are functional, one-of-a-kind art pieces that are mostly upcycled from leather refuse and when whole hides are used, there is zero waste as all pieces will be used throughout the product line. Great care is taken to highlight the raw edges, beautiful imperfections, markings, textures, & organic shapes. Those “misfit” characteristics are the main inspiration behind each piece. All BL leather goods are thoughtfully designed, hand-punched & hand-stitched by me with love in Woodstock, Georgia. My hope is that you will enjoy this product for years to come knowing you are helping to keep sustainable fashion a growing & relevant industry.



La Siesta - Miami, FL and Mainz, Germany

INSTAGRAM: @lasiestahammocks

Our passion is to bring people closer to the hammock side of life. To experience the joy, relaxation, and wellbeing that comes with laying in a hammock, even if for only 5 minutes a day. As a modern family business and a leading provider of hammocks and hanging chairs, we are committed to this vision, and to ethical and sustainable business practices, every single day.

We believe we have an ethical and human responsibility to those we collaborate with, as well as being responsible for creating a sustainable relationship with mother nature and our beautiful planet. Our own youth center, Centro La Siesta, in Brazil provides kids & teens with an outlet and education. We also started an initiative, SOCiLA, committed to spreading the sustainable cultivation of organic cotton in South America.



Mela Artisans - Florida

INSTAGRAM: @melaartisans

Mela Artisans blends traditional handcrafting techniques with contemporary design in home and fashion to promote social uplift in artisan communities.

Artisans around the world struggle to preserve age-old traditions and techniques in a fast-paced, mechanized world. We hope that by helping them access new markets we can ensure their livelihoods while keeping their heritage alive. We forge personal relationships with our artisans and contribute a portion of our total revenue to promoting health, education, and development projects within artisan communities. Our vision is to provide a sustainable global market for artisans while fostering entrepreneurship within their communities. Technology is helping us make that happen. By creating this central easy-to-access platform, our customers can buy these handmade creations and learn about the techniques used to craft them. Every purchase you make contributes to the livelihood of an artisan family, while helping to ensure the survival of ancient artistic techniques that might otherwise be forgotten.



Soko - San Francisco, CA

INSTAGRAM: @shopsoko

We’re pioneering Ethical Fast Fashion, aligning handmade talent from emerging markets with the international fashion consumer. We work with artisan entrepreneurs every day to build their businesses, improve production capacity, and sustainably increase income.

SOKO employs technology to empower and provide equal access to opportunity for marginalized artisans. Our supply chain innovation uses the mobile phone to connect independent artisan entrepreneurs to Soko in an ethical and transparent "virtual factory". With SOKO’s mobile tools, artisans have access to an entire world of consumers, expanding their business horizons and entrepreneurial prospects. We believe that heritage practices can be employed sustainably - our artisans use locally-sourced and eco-friendly materials whenever possible, such as recycled brass and reclaimed cow horn and bone.



OLA Bamboo - Quebec, Canada

INSTAGRAM: @olabamboo

OLA Bamboo wants to make a real difference for the planet. The Internet and social media are full of heartbreaking photos that show the terrible effects that plastics have on nature. But what can we actually do to change things? This is where the idea came about.To make a real difference, you need to start by taking small steps. Our journey began with the bamboo toothbrush because toothbrushes are something that we all use in our daily lives, and which are (almost) always plastic. In addition, OLA is helping to plant trees by contributing to Compensation CO2  to plant trees in Quebec. Becoming eco-responsible takes a few simple steps and that’s what we propose. Join the OLA Bamboo journey!



Allsop Home & Garden - Bellingham, WA

INSTAGRAM: @allsopgarden

Inspired by advancements in solar technology, Jim and Jamey Allsop came up with a plan to design the world’s most unique solar-powered lighting. By combining durable yet beautiful materials with solar power, they conceptualized and patented numerous solar products including the first solar “stake light” and the first “solar-powered lantern”. We have become widely recognized as an industry leader in decorative outdoor lighting and our new patented designs continue to inspire and illuminate outdoor spaces around the world - all through solar power. 

Vote Like A Mother – Cutchogue, NY

INSTAGRAM: @votelikeamother

Vote like a Mother was started to make parenthood a lens for politics. VLAM promotes voting with empathy, kindness, and ferocity and amplifies women’s voices and efforts while providing parents opportunities to contribute. Voting like a mother means improving our world locally, regionally, nationally, and globally. When you bring the concepts of care and respect into the voting booth, when your purpose is to build rather than to tear down, your voting like a mother. 100% of profits go to mom-run, impactful nonprofits like MomsRising.org and Moms Demand Action.

Short Stems –NYC, North Fork

INSTAGRAM: @shortstems_nyc

Flowers everyone can feel good about. ShortStems is a startup flower design company based in NYC and the North Fork of Long Island. The company was started because of a passion for flowers, design, and doing good. ShortStems' unique “Can of Blooms” bouquets help fight hunger by upcycling aluminum cans into vases and donating the contents to New York Common Pantry — a food pantry that provides over  two million meals every year to struggling New Yorkers. We create unique, whimsical designs that break the mold of traditional flower bouquets and boring crystal vases.


Ranger Station – Nashville, Tennessee

INSTAGRAM: @rangerstation.co

Run by twin brothers Steve (our founder) and Jon Soderholm; at Ranger Station Supply Co., our goal is to provide you with an aromatic experience that both grounds you and transcends the confines of your daily life. Our sense of smell is more tied to memory than any other, so we create scented products that are designed to enhance experience and memory. Hand Poured in Nashville by Women Survivors; we strive to give back by helping to supply sustainable jobs to Nashville's women who have overcome addiction, trafficking, and hardships of many kinds.

 

Fable Soap Co - Los Osos, CA

INSTAGRAM: @fablesoapco

Buy, give, share. Owned by women, and run by women, Fable Soap Company understands the importance of building a brand with a purpose. For every retail bar of soap purchased, a bar is donated to a women's shelter across the country. This program strives to provide access to hygienic and safe cleansing to women and children who are fleeing or surviving domestic violence, economic instability, or environmental catastrophe. We love hearing suggestions on where our next donation should go! Feel free to contact us with locations for our next donation drop off, or if you would like to partner with us and our give back program!


Hunted Fox - Los Angeles, CA

INSTAGRAM: @thehuntedfox

HUNTEDFOX believes that the spaces we create are the most unrecognized characters in the stories we tell and lives they affect. The female owned, operated and run company believes in more than just making beautiful things for you- we believe that we were all created to create and it is our sole responsibility to create a better world for those around us.

We believe in the importance and power of community, and that it takes a village to raise our young. It is with that heart that we have chosen to give 10% of all proceeds to AdoptTogether, a crowdfunding platform designed to bridge the gap between families who want to adopt and the children who need loving homes. Every gift you give, brings a family one step closer to their child and their child one step closer to home.


Folded Truths - New York, NY

INSTAGRAM: @foldedtruths

Scarves often are designed with unusual illustrations, that only can be seen when the scarf is unfolded. When worn, the image disappears, lost in the folds and ties around the neck. Much like a scarf, a secret is something that is worn every day. It only is revealed when one chooses to unfold it to the outside world. This scarf was designed from an anonymous submission. You are invited to hold, wear, fold and unfold this personal truth, much like their owner does every day. A portion of the proceeds are being donated to Women Organized Against Rape, a Philadelphia non-profit rape crisis center.