Super-soft and made from 100% cashmere, Of A Kind's collaborative "Professional Enthusiast" sweater with Lingua Franca isn't just a luxe addition to your wardrobe. There's a positive message—or a phrase of encouragement—embroidered across the chest. That said, there's also plenty of positivity behind the scenes too—with all proceeds going to Her Justice, an NYC organization that offers free legal advice to women in need.
More than hand-poured soy enriched with tropical fruit scents, the Silver Lake Candle from Raven + Lily is produced by women who have transitioned out of homelessness in the Los Angeles area. A lush mango and grapefruit profile arises from the eight-ounce nature-inspired object. Just as soothing, however, is the idea of empowering women who need more employment opportunities.
According to Everytown's research, an average of 93 Americans die because of gun violence every single day. This "Keep Going" tote bag from the independent, non-partisan organization is a reminder that despite the setbacks faced there's no way we can give up trying to make changes to gun laws and education in the United States. Made from natural canvas in the USA, this bag serves as a positive affirmation that will hopefully motivate.
A queer WOC-owned business, Diaspora Co has a small range of products but aims to make a big impact. With the goal of giving income and power back to Indian farmers, their collection of turmeric items rejects the colonial spice trade and supports sustainable spice agriculture. Our pick is the Single Origin Turmeric Gift Set, for which the turmeric is grown in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, by Mr Kasaraneni Prabhu and is an heirloom, single origin version of the spice.
Made for Star Wars fans of all ages, this backpack-style pencil case features a bright red and blue zipper—reminiscent of C-3PO's wires. More importantly though, for every bag sold by STATE, a backpack full of supplies is hand-delivered to an American child in need.
With prices starting as low as $4, there are all kinds of books available online at Better World Books and whether you're buying kids' books or architecture books, every sale makes a difference in somebody's life. Since its founding in 2002, they have donated some 24,886,640+ books, and have continued to donate funds to literacy projects in the United States and around the world. With all kinds of titles available, you will find plenty of gifts on this site.
A traditional five-panel cap, this one is a little extra retro thanks to its curly lettering and rope detail. Crafted from nylon and with a snap-back closure, the best thing about this product is that with each Zion cap sold, the Parks Project will print a Jr Ranger Badge for Zion Forever's Education Program. That means you're helping kids get engaged and educated about the importance of their National Parks.
Prinkshop's "I am not perfect" T-shirt makes an obvious and honest statement, but thanks to 30% of profits from the sale of each going to the Crisis Text Line, you can feel a little closer to perfection. Crisis Text Line is powered by volunteers and offers people across the US a number to call and speak with trained counselors—24 hours a day, seven days a week, at no charge.
Amarula's cream liqueur is made from fermented marula fruit—which only grows in sub-Saharan Africa—so the poaching crisis decimating the African elephant population hits close to home. In a new campaign to raise awareness, from now to the end of 2017, the company will donate $1 for every bottle sold in the US to conservation non-profit WildlifeDIRECT. For cocktail ideas: we like spiking our Amarula in an after-dinner coffee for a decadent, velvety finish.
Made by ethical fashion brand Slow Factory, this official US Navy MA-1 flight jacket is printed with the First Amendment in Arabic and English. The unisex, reversible jacket displays the text in silver on black in Arabic; black on orange in English. While you can wear your politics on your sleeve, Slow Factory is also donating $20 from the sale of each jacket to the ACLU to continue their hard work protecting civil liberties of Americans.
In response to Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov's statement that no gay people exist in the nation—and frequent reports that the region's queer community is under grave duress—NYC-based artist Paul Tuller created this LGBTQ Chechnya T-shirt. All 100% of proceeds from sales will be donated to The Russian LGBT Network, an NGO that has been working to extract members of the queer community from Chechnya safely. Available in small, medium, large, and double XL.
Celebrating the LGBTQ+ community, Perth-based designer Poppy Lissiman's "Pride" necklace is made from 18k gold-plated sterling silver and high-quality rainbow-colored cubic zirconia. 10% of the profits are donated to Rainbow International, an organization dedicated to empowering LGBTQ+ rights activists in countries where gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are criminalized. Price is in AUD.
Perhaps the strongest message to come after the 2016 election, January's Inauguration Day and all the moves made by the US Government since, has been resist—and persist. Otherwild has taken note, and now their bright red "Sister Resister" T-shirt is available for pre-order. The best part is that 25% of proceeds from these 100% cotton, made-in-the-USA, unisex tops will go to the ACLU.
Available in either solid sterling silver or 14K gold fill, this simple but sweet boobie necklace from Melopepo isn't just an accessory—20% of profits go to the ACLU and Planned Parenthood, so your purchase helps support people all over the country. This simple shape is also used in Melopepo's earrings and rings and, thanks to them being handmade, each one is slightly different—just like the real thing.
More than a regular bag to tote your goods around (though it will do that), this bag from Power & Light Press donates all proceeds to Planned Parenthood. Listing all the services that PP offers—perhaps for those who believe it exists purely to provide abortions—the bag is simply printed with various essentials like pap smears, counseling and more.