Brands on a Mission: Giving Tuesday
Many of our brands give back year-round, but for Giving Tuesday, we want to highlight their efforts to positively impact our world. From making their manufacturing process energy efficient to planting trees for every purchase, these brands are finding innovative ways to care for the earth and humanity. Paired with their mission, we’ve included our Editor Pick’s for these brands so you can shop the causes you support.
This sex postive brand is making a difference this Giving Tuesday by donating a portion of the proceeds from sales to Peer Health Exchange, an organization which exists to give students the resources and knowledge to make healthy decisions concerning their sexual health. PHE trains college aged volunteers to lead educational programs in public high schools. The near-peer relationship volunteers have with the students fosters beneficial and open communication.
Editor’s Pick: The Nightcap Kit - $34
Why we gift it: This kit is a steamy date night in the making and even includes drinks.
Siblings is our favorite DIY candle brand because of their commitment to sustainability. Choose any empty vessel in your home, maybe a mason jar or ceramic bowl, pour wax from their plant-based bag, and give your things a new life. From November 23 to December 4, they are donating one tree for every candle sold by partnering with One Tree Planted. This organization restores land in California recently damaged by wildfires. (We added One Tree Planted to our Shopping Gives option for this Giving Tuesday.)
Editor’s Pick: Candle Refill Kit, Scent No 05 - $22
Why we gift it: Minimize waste and maximize the coziness with this sweet and warm scent.
Faherty is on a mission to create high-quality pieces for humans while giving back to the planet. Faherty also partners with Indigenous artists and gives 10% of sales from those collaborated designs to Lakota Way of Healing Center. For Giving Tuesday a portion of proceeds go to IllumiNatives to increase the visibility of, and challenge the negative narrative about, Native Nations and peoples in American society.
Editor’s Pick: Stallion Duster Coat - $398
Why we gift it: Inspired by Indigenous artists, this duster is one of the designs which benefits the Lakota Way of Healing Center.
On a mission to help people slow down and unwind, UpWest makes the ultimate comfort clothing with cozy goods for both bundling up and chilling out. A percent of sales from each purchase goes to organizations like Mental Health America, Random Acts, and Freedom Service Dogs of America. For Giving Tuesday 10% of their sales will go to 100 For All, a non-profit dedicated to combating the global water crisis.
Editor’s Pick: Shawl Collar Cardigan - $78
Why we gift it: A timeless cardigan, which is sure to hang around many holidays into the future.
Act + Acre wants to give your scalp and hair the care it deserves. Reinventing haircare with good-for-you and good-for-the-earth formulas, their Cold Processed® method maintains the integrity of carefully sourced ingredients and saves over 90% more energy than if they used a heat process. Along with their recycled bottles and their partnership with community-scale projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Act + Acre holds to sustainability as one of the most important aspects of their brand.
Editor’s Pick: Cleanse Shampoo - $28
Why we gift it: Their shampoo is luxurious enough, with its Ylang Ylang and Moringa oil, to make it a perfect self-care gift.
This women-led jewelry brand and manufacturing platform is a certified B Corporation, and works with artisans in Kenya to make unique, handcrafted, sustainable jewelry. Your purchase from SOKO directly impacts their local communities and helps to support the global creative economy.
Editor’s Pick: Ripple Disc Pendant Necklace - $98
Why we gift it: A simple pendant is often all you need to pull an outfit together.
Svenklas proves aesthetics, design, and sustainability don’t have to be mutually exclusive. With clean energy-powered manufacturing, no toxic chemicals, and plant based natural materials, these bags will help you reach your destination with a minimal carbon footprint. Also, Svenklas partners with GiveInda to plant Moringa trees which absorb carbon dioxide at a rate 20 times higher than any other tree.
Editor’s Pick: Roscoe Black Backpack - $149
Why we gift it: Simple design with enough of a twist to make it stand out in a crowd without being flashy.
You may have heard us talk about Shopping Gives, a tool we use on our site to donate at much as 10% of each purchase to one of the six nonprofits we support. Right now, those organizations are Feeding America, The Mental Health Coalition, ASPCA, UNICEF USA, NAACP, and The COVID-19 Response Fund. If you want to choose a specific cause to donate to just click the “Make a Donation with Your Purchase” tab on any product page and choose “Update Cause.” There you can read about all of these organizations and decide which one you want to support with your purchase. If you want more of our gift recommendations, explore the Gifts that Give Back holiday guide.
Giving Tuesday is once a year but we champion our neighbors who find little ways to give back everyday and support those around them.