Sustainably sourced luxury cashmere sweater line Lingua Franca teamed up with women-owned pet care brand Pride + Groom to create an ethically made, cozy dog sweater. Like all of Lingua Franca’s garments, this sweater is hand-embroidered in NYC and available in a multitude of options: over 30 thread colors, four sweater colors (including black, peony, navy or smoke) and in sizes XS to XL. Plus, to really show their love for pups, Lingua Franca is donating 20% of proceeds from this purchase to Animal Haven, a non-profit organization finding homes for abandoned dogs and cats in the Tri-State area.
From Edie Parker founder and designer Brett Heyman’s playful but sophisticated cannabis-centric line, called Flower, this Boobs on Drugs tote riffs on the iconic anti-drug PSA from the ’80s, but with a decidedly less bleak approach. Aware of the injustice of the prison system—specifically historical cannabis incarcerations—the label promises 15% of the profits from the Boobs on Drugs collection will be donated to the Women’s Prison Association, an organization that strives to protect and empower women who have been incarcerated. They do this through assistance in finding safe and affordable housing, offering ways to develop workplace skills, working with families regarding reunification and more. Working with women before their release, the organization prepares them for a more fulfilling and positive future.
For New Yorkers, and anyone who’s been to NYC (or anyone who’s keen to visit), these MTA socks nod to the city’s legendary public transportation system—which gets people around the city 24 hours a day. The blue cotton blend accessories are emblazoned with an embroidered MTA logo. Further, a portion of the proceeds from each sale of these socks directly supports the New York City Transit System.
Alltimers partnered with Oakland-based non-profit Creative Growth (the country’s oldest art and exhibition space dedicated to artists with developmental disabilities) for this dynamic skate deck. The eight-inch board is designed by Paul Fields, an artist from Creative Growth, and features his original cartoon animals, which are alive with character. All profits are donated to Creative Growth, and Alltimers has two other artist collab decks with the organization available.
Fiele Fragrance’s limited edition release A Flower For You pays homage to Ron Finley, a horticultural activist who aims to turn food deserts into food sanctuaries that overflow with high-quality produce and healthier eating options for locals. To reflect his harmonious connection to nature, the fragrance is rooted in earthy aromas (namely, sustainably sourced Hawaiian sandalwood and Atlas cedar) which are balanced by delicate notes of Madagascar vanilla and Egyptian rose. These soft touches, as well as the fragrance’s name, gesture toward the tenderness and generosity of Finely, who shares flowers, food and spirit to communities in need. In line with his ethos of care, proceeds from this perfume will go to The Ron Finley Project.
Inspired by Ernest Hemingway and his beloved boat, the Pilar, the ultra-premium rums from Key West, Florida-based liquor brand Papa’s Pilar are crafted in collaboration with the iconic writer’s estate. With the limited release Legacy Edition 2021, Papa’s Pilar has produced a delectable blend of rums aged up to 24 years (that they’ve carefully sourced from around the Caribbean), finished through a solera system utilizing both rye whiskey barrels and amontillado sherry casks. Hemingway’s family donates a majority of proceeds from Papa’s Pilar to charitable organizations including The Ocean Foundation and the Coastal Conservation Association.
Designed by the iconic Cevallos Brothers, this Little Italy T-shirt is an ode to the NYC neighborhood and its annual festival, Feast of San Gennaro. Last year, during the height of the pandemic, the neighborhood was hit hard and forced to cancel its 2020 feast. This year, the festival returned and this 100% cotton garment honors the community’s strength by collaborating with the long-standing NYC-based poster-makers and donating a portion of the proceeds from the shirt to the non-profit Figli di San Gennaro. Available in size small to 2XL.
Since all of these heart-shaped pipes and dishes are handmade by Niki at Buenos Aires-based Rompotodo, no two are exactly alike and each one includes little idiosyncrasies. This makes them charmingly unique, while a shiny glaze ties the matching set—available in mustard, black, pink, lavender or mint—together. Food-safe and lead-free, the pipe fits perfectly within the dish. And, as with all products by Burning Love, 1% of the sales from the Mustard Heart Pipe and Dish Set go to the Last Prisoner Project in an effort to release those incarcerated for cannabis offenses.
Made with 100% cotton and yarn that’s 70% recycled, the Karrinyarra throw is designed by Aboriginal artist Emma Daniels in collaboration with Koskela and Slowdown Studio for the Tangentyere collection—a line dedicated to showcasing Indigenous Australian artists. This blanket features elements of Papunya and Karrinyarra country, paying homage to Daniels’ culture and community. Proceeds from the licensing fee for this blanket directly support the artist’s estate and the not-for-profit art center, Tangentyere Artists.
The Made in Chinatown platform supports small businesses by providing them with access to free design services for merch, so far raising almost $2 million. This collaboration, with NYC’s Bangkok Center Grocery (a store that stocks Thai products and cookbooks), was designed by Kasey Coffey—a Brooklyn based artist—and features an illustration of the ingredients in tom yum soup.
Rafael de Cardenas, Casa Bosques Chocolates and DeVonn Francis have collaborated on the new, limited edition Makers Series whose packaging features the work of three artists: Mary L Bennett (of Gee’s Bend quilters), Joe Light and Ronald Lockett. The chocolate within, thought up by Casa Bosques’ Rafael Prieto and Francis, is inspired by the latter’s Jamaican heritage and the artists’ work. Made with single-origin cacao beans from Chiapas, Mexico, the chocolate is enhanced with chamomile, ginger and bay leaf. Best of all, 100% of the profits will be donated to The Okra Project, which focuses on supporting Black Trans people who face food insecurity.
Used climbing ropes are remade into dog leashes for Ryan Dempsey’s company Dog Patch SF. Climbers donate the (retired, though still robust and useable) ropes to the brand’s Ropes for Rescues Recycling Program, and they’re transformed into practical, sturdy leashes. Each climber also selects an animal rescue service or shelter to donate a portion of the proceeds. Every leash comes with a backstory, like this neon green “Nolan” iteration, which was mostly used in Joshua Tree National Park and will result in a donation to San Francisco Animal Care and Control.
Warby Parker and Entireworld have collaborated on a collection of limited edition ’70s-inspired sunglasses. The existing Hatcher frames are now available in four new colorways chosen by Entireworld: oxblood, jade, midnight, and blossom jade. Not only do they feature a decidedly retro appeal, but proceeds from every sale will be donated to Equal Justice Initiative, an organization that helps find legal representation for wrongly convicted incarcerated people.
From queer-owned Femme Forte, this tote bag displays the accurate slogan “the future of feminism is trans-inclusive,” both forward and as a mirror image. Printed on 100% organic cotton, it’s made ethically in a process that’s wind- and solar-powered. Plus, 10% of the proceeds from each sale is donated to Mermaids, an organization focused on supporting trans and gender-diverse kids. Price is in Pounds.
In an edition of 200, this unframed print of Silence=Death Collective’s powerful poster—which was wheat-pasted across NYC starting in 1986, as part of the crusade for support in the fight against the HIV/AIDS crisis—continues to represent queer perseverance, unity and protest. All proceeds from the sales of each print benefit the charitable arts organization Visual AIDS. This is the first-ever fine art production print of the poster, and it’s sold through David Zwirner’s recently launched independent art gallery discovery site, Platform (and aligns with Zwirner’s multi-exhibition series, More Life).
In the rigidly traditional and often concretely gendered watch industry, an all-gender timepiece for Pride—that is more than an existing model with a rainbow flag strap—comes as a breath of fresh air. This year, Detroit’s Shinola introduces their Pride Detrola 43mm, a dynamic Quartz watch with a translucent case, mirrored dial and an exposed caseback that includes a subtle rainbow accent. To accompany the limited edition release, Shinola has pledged $120,000 to the Ruth Ellis Center (a Michigan-based support-service organization for LGBTQ+ youth and young adults of color) and SAGE (an advocacy organization for LGBTQ+ elders). And for those who do want a rainbow strap, one comes with the purchase, too.