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Sustainable Brands that Give Back: Holiday Gift Edition

The holiday season is well underway, and along with it comes a whole lot of shopping to do! Wouldn’t it be great if you could turn your shopping into an opportunity to make the world a better place?

Here’s a roundup of our favorite sustainable brands that give back so you can shop for the holidays knowing that you’re supporting brands and businesses that are good for the planet!

Saie | Brands that Give Back Gift Guide

Saie

Saie offers clean makeup — free of toxic chemicals — and are dedicated to developing best-in-class formulas using ethically sourced ingredients. 

And our favorite part… Saie is Climate Neutral Certified, Leaping Bunny Certified, Plastic Negative Certified and members of 1% for the Planet, meaning they donate 1% of all sales to that support addressing urgent environmental issues. 

Our favorite product is their liquid lip balm. It’s an award-winning makeup MUST HAVE!

Amour Vert | Brands that Give Back Gift Guide

Amour Vert

They have a great collection of clothes, accessories, and winter wear. “Unlike other companies who purchase pre-made fabric, we partner directly with mills to develop our own fabrics that are sustainable, soft, and stand the test of time. We always start with the most ethical, traceable, and eco-friendly raw fibers and materials available.”

Amour Vert plants 1 tree with every eligible t-shirt purchase by partnering with American Forests.

If you’d like to be a part of their mission and look fab while doing it, head over to their website and pick up a chic piece for your wardrobe!

Conscious Step | Brands that Give Back Gift Guide

Conscious Step

If you’d like to keep the tradition of cute holiday socks, look no further! Everything you see at Conscious Step is not just expertly-crafted, but it’s also ethically-sourced. All their organic cotton is sourced from India, and they give back for every purchase made.

They even let you pick from 17 different causes to support. They offer socks that protect oceans, support mental health, give books, save lgbtq lives, save dogs, protect the rainforest, and more.

Barefoot Dreams | Brands that Give Back Gift Guide

Barefoot Dreams

Coziness, comfort, and cute loungewear – it’s the best thing you could get for someone. It’s also been voted one of Oprah’s favorite things for 2021. Our favorite thing is the EcoChic collection. It’s knit using sustainable yarn made of 70% recycled material.

Barefoot Dreams has donated their time, product and resources, to organizations and hospitals like Baby2Baby, Northwell Health, Valley Presbyterian Hospital, and Olive View at UCLA Medical Center. And with each purchase made from their Covered in Prayer Collection®, a portion of proceeds are given to The WunderGlo Foundation that supports doctors and researchers dedicated to finding a cure for colon cancer.

Our favorite cozy joggers feature a ribbed waistband with soft elastic encased and adjustable drawstring. Ribbed pocket opening and elasticized ribbed bottom leg opening.

Uncommon Goods | Brands that Give Back Gift Guide

Uncommon Goods

How adorable are these little stockings? Why should reindeer, partridges, and elves have all the holiday fun? This year, you can try these adorable cotton canvas stockings.

They’ve got patterns like dapper cardinals, skiing bears, or curious gnomes and toadstools, each playful pattern is ideal for kids and imaginative adults.

And most impressive...Uncommon Goods donates $1 from every purchaseto one of their partner organizations like American Forests, International Rescue Committee, RAINN, and The Thurgood Marshall College Fund. To date they’ve donated over $2.6M. 

We’re sure they’ll make the perfect addition to any holiday gift package.

Everlane | Brands that Give Back Gift Guide

Everlane

Sweaters are a great holiday gift, and there’s no better place to choose from than Everlane. But beyond great style, the best quality, and exquisite design – they’re doing their part for the planet.

Here’s what their website says:

“At Everlane, we are working to do our part by building an ethical supply chain that creates high-quality, low-impact, long-lasting products. We carefully consider our materials and work with our production partners to reduce waste, chemicals, and plastics that endanger our planet’s people and ecosystems. Our timeless basics are designed to last—so making the right choice by the planet can be as simple as putting on a T-shirt.”

Everlane provides transparency in both their pricing and supply chain striving to reduce their carbon footprint with their products, stores and office space. And every Black Friday, they donate profits to different organizations — in the past they gave back by donating toOceana in their mission eliminate single-use plastic and to Feeding America. 

AUrate

AUrate

It’s rare that a jewelry brand makes it to our list of ethically-sourced, but we’ve got the best for you! If you’re looking for high-quality, elegant jewelry, your search ends here.

For every piece of AUrate jewelry you purchase, they donate a book to a child in need.

Their collection of necklaces, rings, and earrings are beautiful and worth gifting to someone special.

Skylar | Brands that Give Back Gift Guide

Skylar

Want try some of these small roll-on perfumes as a stocking stuffer? We think they’re the perfect choice this holiday season and the best part, they donate a portion of proceeds to a different charity every month. So far, they’ve given back to organizations like StepUp, NAACP, Feeding America, Teach For America, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Surfrider Foundation, Global Fund For Women, and the National Black Child Development Institute.

Skylar products are made in the USA, and offer a great holiday gift guide including scent sets and candles. 

Thrive Market | Brands that Give Back Gift Guide

Thrive Market

Healthy living is now easier than ever! Everything at Thrive Market is good for the planet, and good for you!

Check out their groceries if you’d like to put together a care package, stocking stuffer, or just want to do a little pre-holiday shopping for yourself!

Here’s the best thing about their grocery items: Ethical & sustainable sourcing, carbon-neutral shipping, zero-waste warehouses, and recyclable/compostable packaging! What’s even better is that every annual membership sponsors a free one for a family in need.

Women's House Slippers

Dooeys

Lastly, at Dooeys we focus on ethically manufacturing our women’s house shoes in small batches and only using premium, sustainable slippers. Our slippers will not only look good, but you’ll feel good with each step knowing they’re from a brand that is dedicated to doing good for the planet.  We pay to offset the carbon emissions on every order shipped, and give back to environmental organizations that help protect our planet. This holiday season we’ll be giving back to The Nature Conservancy, a conservation organization for our earth’s waters and lands.

We hope this roundup helps you plan your holiday shopping and make a difference this season!