12 Days of Giving Tuesday Round-Up

 
 

Giving Tuesday is something that I have always been very passionate about, so I decided to do a 12 Days of Giving Tuesday Round-up. We are sharing 12 of our favorite social businesses who are doing some good in the world, during the holiday season. Below you will find 12 businesses that include giving back in their business models and missions.


#1. Alternative Apparel | Their Website

 
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Who & How They Support Our World: 
"Alternative ensures fair, safe & clean workplace conditions on a
global scale. We're also joining the Fashion Revolution, because
clothes shouldn't come at the expense of our planet or people. Our garments are crafted with sustainable materials & processes,
including organic & recycled materials, low-impact dyes & water-conserving washes."

What They Sell:
Alternative creates wardrobe staples with modern silhouettes,
balancing simplicity and style.

Why I Love Them:
I love that they take classic wardrobe staples and are able to make
them affordable, sustainably made, and comfortable!

Who They Would Be A Great Gift For:
Honestly...anybody! Especially those who love classic basics and
sustainable clothing.

 

Their Mission:
"DESIGNED WITH PURPOSE . Offering the best in everyday basics, Alternative creates wardrobe staples with modern silhouettes, balancing
simplicity and style. Our design is rooted in sustainable and ecofriendly practices. We source the finest fabrics for softness and durability, and incorporate organic and recycled materials wherever possible."


#2. Grounds & Hounds | Their Website

 
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Who & How They Support Our World: 
"Rescue initiatives and organizations providing a second chance for pups in need of a helping hand by deploying 20% of profit made."

What They Sell:
Fair Trade & Organic Coffee


Why I Love Them:
I mean…dogs…do I really need to explain myself? Haha.

Who They Would Be A Great Gift For:
A special gift for coffee lovers and dog lovers
 
Their Mission:
"At Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co.®, we believe that great coffee can fuel a greater purpose. Through the sale of our fair trade & organic, specialty coffees, we support rescue initiatives and organizations providing a second chance for pups in need of a helping hand. 20% of all Grounds& Hounds profits are deployed to our rescue organizations working to make the second-chance mission a reality.”

 

#3. Peaches Skin Care | Their Website

 
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Who & How They Support Our World: 
"Peaches was founded on a simple idea, one facial that has the
ability to treat all skin conditions.  An unheard of idea in the industry, but one that has been proven time and time again.  Over the course of 30 years in the industry we have seen every skin condition
imaginable. "

What They Sell:
Peaches focuses on helping you achieve perfect skin.  We don’t subscribe to the belief that multiple treatments, products, and methods are required to achieve a perfect complexion.  With that in mind we offer one, and only one, facial that is highly effective on every skin
type and condition.

Why I Love Them:
I love that they take facials to the next level by making skin care
accessible for all skin types.

Who They Would Be A Great Gift For:
Anyone ready for a facial or a new skincare regimen!

 

Their Mission:
”The Peaches Skin Care line is a naturally derived, antioxidant focused program that gives your skin the nutrients it craves. This is how
we work on healing your skin and giving you a glowing skin tone. We make luxury skin care attainable for every person.”


#4. The Little Market | Their Website

 
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Who & How They Support:  
"The Little Market is an independent nonprofit, charitable
organization [501(c)3]. All sales revenue generated is retained withinThe Little Market, and any surpluses are used to purchase product
and expand the number of artisans we work with around the world. We are proud to be members of the Fair Trade Federation and the
Alliance for Artisan Enterprise."

What They Sell: 
The Little Market is an online fair trade shop where customers can
purchase beautiful products handmade by artisans around the
world.

Why I Love Them:
Not only are they helping to empower women around the world,
they are a non-profit who give back into their artisan community.

Who They Are For: 
Anyone who loves home goods or even a personalized candle.
They have something for anyone!

 

Their Mission: 
“Our mission is to build sustainable partnerships with artisans from around the world, by connecting them with customers through an online
marketplace. We seek to empower women artisans to rise above poverty and support their families."


#5. Honest Pet Products | Their Website

 
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Who & How They Support:  
"HONEST PET PRODUCTS was born out of three basic, unrelenting, and uncompromising principles behind everything we do:
1. To be True to our Pets,
2. To be True to our Planet,
and 3. To be True to our People."

What They Sell: 
Natural and "clean" products, meaning, "no bleach, no fire
retardants, no benzene, no pesticides, no GMO’s, no lead, no
mercury, no plastic-based fillers, no glues and no cancer causing
toxins are ever allowed in our products, ever!”

Why I Love Them:
I had no idea that this should even be a concern! The variety of toys they offer for pets is awesome as well!

Who They Are For: 
A special gift for the Dog Lovers in your life.

 

Their Mission: 
“Replace the toxic toy boxes of dogs and cats with healthy, earth-friendly, safe toys -- one home at a time."


#6. Pelacase | Their Website

 
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Who & How They Support:  
Pela Case is working to create a waste free future, one cellphone
case at a time. They "are developing products made of environmentally sensible materials. To educate and inspire the global community of people who are committed to making a positive impact on our
planet."

What They Sell: 
Eco-friendly cell phone cases. 

Why I Love Them:
Their phone cases are pretty and sustainable, what more could you want?!

Who They Are For: 
Anyone who has a smart phone!
 
Their Mission: 
"We want to create a waste free future. We believe that the
technology exists to make everyday products without everyday
waste, it just takes the right company with the right community to
make these products the new normal.”

 

#7. The Bouqs Company | Their Website

 
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Who & How They Support:  
"The Bouqs Company was founded with the bold intention of
bringing romance and delight back to what was once a noble
exchange: the giving and receiving of flowers.

Grounded in transparency, responsibility and simplicity, we create
genuine moments of emotional connection for our customers, build meaningful relationships with like-minded farmers and florists while
empowering them to thrive, and eliminate unnecessary waste along
the way."

What They Sell: 
Farm fresh flowers from eco-friendly sustainable farms.

Why I Love Them:
I love that they are selling sustainable sourced flowers and succulents, for a good price!

Who They Are For: 
The next time you need flowers or succulents delivered to a special someone in your life.

 

Their Mission: 
“Our mission here at The Bouqs Company is to revolutionize the way we commemorate life’s moments by connecting people to beautifully
designed flowers, accessories and the responsible partners who create them."


#8. Valiente Goods | Their Website

 
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Who & How They Support Our World: 
"Valiente Goods aims to support developing communities by
offering them sustainable working opportunities. We work with
different groups around the globe to curate the shop and bring
you the best goods around. "

What They Sell:
Artisan made home goods.

Why I Love Them:
Their variety of household and textile goods is amazing, especially when they are coming from sustainable working opportunities.

Who They Would Be A Great Gift For:
Anyone! Their store has something for everyone!
 
Their Mission:
"We provide artisans with constant work and buy their products
directly from them in a way that is ethical and responsible. "

 

#9. Unbound Babes | Their Website

 
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Who & How They Support Our World: 
"Since its start, Unbound has gone from being a labor of love
(translation: we started it in our tiny NYC apartments) to a leader in
changing how feminists explore and enjoy their sex lives. Through
our quarterly box,  online shop and Unbound Magazine, we believe
in the radical possibilities of pleasure and that we are better when
we, ahem, come together. "

What They Sell:
Sexual lifestyle goods for when you are feelin' yourself.

Why I Love Them:
They are representing female sexuality in a super positive way!

Who They Would Be A Great Gift For:
For all the ladies in the house! 
 
Their Mission:
"We felt the world lacked a place to have fun, inclusive
conversations around sex so we set out to create that world."

 

#10. Sunbasket | Their Website

 
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Who & How They Support Our World: 
"Sun Basket works with the country's best farms, ranchers, and
fishermen. As a CCOF certified organic handler, we value
sustainable farming practices, respect for the environment, and the
humane treatment of animals."

What They Sell:
Organic produce, clean ingredients, and delicious recipes delivered weekly to your home, including Paleo, Lean & Clean, Gluten-Free, Vegan, and more options!

Why I Love Them:
The baskets they offer organic food at an affordable cost, as well as helping small farmers.

Who They Would Be A Great Gift For:
If you are looking for help in the kitchen, or just want to make
cooking a bit easier, this is totally for you!

 

Their Mission:
"We believe food should taste good first, and do good always. From our recyclable box to the pristine, organic produce and clean
ingredients inside it, we create each Sun Basket with exceptional care. Because good food makes life better."


#11. DOMA Coffee | Their Website

 
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Who & How They Support Our World: 
"As third-generation family-owned business people, we value
inclusive decision making in our day-to-day operations with staff.
We maintain open communication with employees and actively
empower them to contribute ideas and provide feedback.
We work hard to better our communities — both local and global —
through philanthropy and outreach. Most importantly, we strive to
improve our knowledge of the industry and business practices."

What They Sell:
Mostly coffee, with some merchandising and teas in their shop. 

Why I Love Them:
Their coffee is delicious and sustainable, what more could we want
from a coffee?

Who They Would Be A Great Gift For:
Anyone who is a fan of coffee or tea! 

 

Their Mission:
"We are passionate about coffee — and we’ve built a life around this passion. Our dedication to the craft and our commitment to sustainability connects DOMA to our customers. That dedication and passion will allow us to continue roasting quality coffees for generations to come."


#12. Seventh Generation | Their Website

 
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Who & How They Support:  
Seventh Generation is the "#GenerationGood. The healthy choices we make every day for ourselves and our families add up. Together, we are building a stronger, healthier future for our children and the planet we all share."

What They Sell: 
Sustainably made household products available at most major retail & grocery stores, like Target.

Why I Love Them:
I love that they are looking ahead for future generations, instead of focusing on doing business for the money right now. Plus, their products rock!

Who They Are For: 
Anyone who is a fan of natural cleaning products or is looking to transition without spending a whole paycheck.
 
Their Mission: 
"We’re inspiring a consumer revolution that nurtures the health of the next seven generations."

 

Well friends, that is all for this year. I hope you enjoyed this round up post! Thank you so much for stopping by! Go show these amazing businesses some love on social media. 

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