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.
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.
From CBD brand Feals, this Good Feals Kit includes a reusable bag, 500-piece puzzle and 600mg CBD tincture. Made from high-quality fractionated medium-chain triglyceride oil (naturally found in foods like coconut oil) and hemp cannabinoid extract, the tincture is unflavored and aims to reduce pain, stress and anxiety. Most importantly, 100% of net proceeds will be donated to Painted Brain—an LA-based mental health non-profit that focuses on community, offering art workshops, occupational therapy and more.
For years, Romance Was Born has created apparel featuring artwork by beloved Australian author, illustrator and cartoonist May Gibbs. These Obelia shorts present the character surrounded by marine flora, coral, sea anemone and more. The story (published in 1921) tells of Little Obelia, who slept in a shell on the ocean floor, with wisdom growing inside her, until she came out and was raised by Ragged Blossoms, eventually becoming Queen of the Fish Folk. While the tale was written for kids, the all-over print garments are playful without being childish. A portion of the proceeds are donated to the Northcott Society and the Cerebral Palsy Alliance. Price is in AUD.
Made to help with digestion, AYNI’s SMOOTH Digestive Superpowder comprises consciously sourced organic superfoods, prebiotics and digestive enzymes that are highly bioavailable—meaning they are absorbed into the body rapidly and effectively. Including turmeric and cinnamon (to decrease inflammation, which also reduces constipation and gas), Maqui Berry and naturally occurring prebiotic Inulin increase good bacteria, while green papaya and quinoa provide plenty of fiber to benefit digestion. Sprinkle the powder into shakes or granola, make a golden milk, or simply add it to water—for those who especially enjoy the cinnamon-forward flavor. Each jar contains 30 servings, and every purchase results in a donation to One Tree Planted and Survival International.
An extension of the Parks Project’s “Leave It Better Than You Found It” campaign, this DIY Park Pick Up Kit comes with all of the tools necessary to clean your local public land. Featuring two recycled bags, gloves and a paper insert with information from the National Park Service (NPS), this ensemble encourages positive action, no matter whether you’re tidying a beach, a park or your own backyard. Best of all, each purchase supports the National Parks Conservation Association’s efforts to engage new park advocates.
LA-based Women’s Center for Creative Work (WCCW) identifies nine core values when outlining the ways in which they foster and champion feminist creatives, communities and practices. First on the list is that WCCW remains “a place that affirms that art, creativity, and imagination have intellectual, personal, and political value. No art is neutral, it is either transforming or upholding the status quo… Art is a form of dissent.” Their pack of five postcards incorporates this value and others. All proceeds are put back into the organization which connects and supports the community through their workspace, events, exhibitions and more.
Designed by Nicole Whitted for Junior High, this set of magnets features 75 words and 19 blanks for making statements, writing poems or leaving messages. A 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Junior High exists as a publication, podcast, physical space (that they hope to reopen soon) and online store that strives to support, celebrate and serve marginalized artists. They’re able to amplify the work of women, queer and nonbinary artists and artists of color through crowdfunding, donations, sponsors and memberships (and, when possible, events and exhibitions). All their expenses are transparently listed online for those hoping to make a donation or purchase.
Handwoven in Sacatepéquez, Guatemala from 100% cotton, this DittoHouse grid pillow cover combines contemporary design and traditional craft, with a brocade pattern and bold colors. 50% of the profits from its sale go to the Trama Textiles Almaya Fund, which works directly with Mayan artisans. The initiative aims to secure fair wages for women artisans working at 17 weaving cooperatives across several regions in Guatemala’s Western Highlands and preserves the communities’ traditional textile arts.