With all profits from their sales put back into Junior High, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, these socks do more than offer a little humor. Founded by Faye Orlove, LA-based Junior High aims to give marginalized individuals a voice within the arts. Their “Male Art Not Good” socks are made from 100% cotton and have been designed and made in LA.
Produced at the Lower East Side’s Lucky Risograph, artist Ronald Wimberly’s signed “Greetings from BKLYN” print portrays the power of Black Lives Matter protests and incorporates the names of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Eric Garner and many other victims of police violence. Proceeds from the print’s sale go to Solutions Not Punishment Collaborative, a black trans- and queer-led organization aiming to foster community safety. The striking four-color artwork, which measures 7.5 by 11 inches, is printed on warm white 80lb cover vellum paper.
From Brooklyn-based Judi Rosen, this T-shirt makes a very clear statement with art by OKS (aka Oksana Todorova). All profits from sales are donated to the Bronx’s The Friendly Fridge BX and Harlem’s The Barrio Fridge—two organizations that work to reduce food waste and feed NYC communities. This shirt is crafted from fabric that’s been sustainably milled and sewn in California, and has been designed and printed in New York.
Future Retrieval—the collaborative project of artists Guy Michael Davis and Katie Parker—contribute their limited edition print “Mycology Monday” to Fort Makers’ Dreamscapes sale. Half of the proceeds from sales will be donated to Henry Street Settlement Food Access Initiative, an emergency home delivery food pantry organized by Henry Street Settlement and Vision Urbana, which provides essential groceries for those facing food insecurity. The delightful fungi-focused artwork (available in an edition of 30) has been screen-printed on 290gsm coventry rag and measures 20 by 16 inches. Take a look online at all the other artworks available in the Dreamscapes project.
With all proceeds benefitting the Women’s Center for Creative Work (WCCW) in LA, Making Art During Fascism by Beth Pickens is part zine and part activity book. Designed and riso printed by WCCW, the 24-page publication is just one of many works available from the community- and creativity-driven hub.
Each 0.9-ounce container of Haoma’s Calming Temple Balm comes infused with 75mg of full-spectrum CBD, which helps nourish dry and damaged skin and reduces stress and anxiety. For best results, warm a small amount of balm between two fingers and apply to the temples each morning. The balm can also be applied at night to the nine major pulse points. Plant-based, vegan and cruelty-free, the formulation comprises chamomile, skullcap, lemon, American ginseng, ylang ylang and vetiver. For those who suffer from allergies to certain terpenes and extracts, Haoma’s transparent ingredient list offers plenty of information. Plus, every Haoma purchase plants one tree through a partnership with Trees.org.
With they/them, ze/zir, she/her and he/him options, Gamut has made preferred pronoun pins that look more sophisticated than many we’ve seen. These black and gold pins politely request which pronouns the wearer identifies as, and $1 from each purchase is donated to Camp Aranu’tiq, which is a not-for-profit organization that transgender, gender-nonconforming and gender-variant kids and their families through camp experiences.
With jammy fig notes at its heart (introduced by creamy coconut and underscored by lush sandalwood), Siblings’ Scent No 09 DIY Candle Kit arrives as wax in a pouch. Owners then microwave the contents and pour it into their favorite vessel—adding the included wick last. From 23 November to 4 December, Siblings will donate one tree for every candle sold, through One Tree Planted—in an effort to restore California forests damaged by recent wildfires.
Originally released as a digital cookbook in May 2020, Kristin Tice Studeman and Bryan Fountain’s Serving New York: For All The People Who Make NYC Dining Unforgettable now comes in a hardcover, real-life book version. With 100% of proceeds going to ROAR (Relief Opportunities for All Restaurants) and Robin Hood’s restaurant relief fund, buying this book also offers financial support to NYC’s hospitality workers. Within the pages, there are 45 approachable recipes from some of the city’s favorite restaurants, including Gertie, Don Angie, Olmsted, Momofuku and more. With a foreword by ROAR founder (also the owner and chef of the beloved, now-shuttered west~bourne) Camilla Marcus, Serving New York is by New Yorkers and pays homage to New Yorkers, and is intended for everybody who loves (and misses) the joy of a dinner out in the city.
All proceeds from the sales of these limited edition, artist-designed plates—made in collaboration with Coalition for the Homeless, Prospect and Artware Editions—go toward providing unhoused people with crisis services, food, shelter and more. Selling out quickly, the plates are all priced equally and feature artwork by Nina Chanel Abney, Sterling Ruby, Marina Adams, Ugo Rondinone and others.
Sanitation Foundation, the official non-profit of the NYC Department of Sanitation, aims to clean up the city and make it more sustainable. The foundation benefits from each sale of Neighborhood Spot’s 100% cotton NY Clean Up long-sleeve shirt. Each shirt reads “New York, Let’s Clean Up, New York” above a cheerful illustration of someone doing exactly that.
With 20% of the proceeds from its sale donated to the Central Emergency Response Fund (a humanitarian unit established by the United Nations), this Nothing Lasts Forever/CORONA Soap by artist Nir Hod works double duty. The NYC-based artist collaborated with Prospect on the limited edition product, which is intended to create a simple, “magic moment” that users can appreciate every day.
Comprised of Jade Pothos, Spider Plant, Peace Lily, Dracaena Janet Craig and Parlour Palm plants, Habitat Horticulture’s Gromeo living wall frame offers all of the benefits of indoor plants without the requirement to water them. The Gromeo Mini (approximately 18 by 20 inches) comes pre-planted in HH’s Growtex foundation, housed inside a maple-finished plywood frame and with a one-gallon water reservoir, which keeps soil damp for up to three weeks. When the reservoir is full, the entire unit weighs 12 pounds, and the brand includes all of the necessary mounting hardware and drywall anchors with each order. Additionally, 1% of each order goes to Feeding America, and teachers and healthcare workers get 10% off their order.
From Made In cookware, with contributions from 17 award-winning chefs, comes the unique cookbook Family Meal Volume 1. Within, one finds 15 original recipes to try at home—imagined by the likes of Tom Colicchio, Eric Ripert, Melissa Perello and more. Additionally, 100% of the proceeds from this cookbook benefit the non-profit Future Chefs, which provides teens opportunities in the culinary world.
All through December, Cartography (a jewelry brand helmed by Mark Armstrong Peddigrew) will be donating 25% of proceeds from sales to Rainbow Railroad, an organization that helps LGBTQ individuals who are facing discrimination and violence in their home countries. With various pieces available for all genders, Cartography’s “grace” necklace is particularly appealing. Featuring a bulbous half-inch brass mushroom pendant on 24-inch silver chain, it’s a sweet ode to nature—and psilocybin.
Bright Endeavors’ candles are proudly made in Chicago by young mothers enrolled in a paid job training program. (They also receive 100% of the proceeds from each sale.) Available in four distinct scents—Amber + Tonka Bean, Cardamom + Clove, Juniper Berry + Fir and Pomegranate + Champagne—each hand-poured soy candle comes in a minimal glass vessel. Available in four-ounce (20-hour burn time) or 16-ounce (55-hour burn time) iterations, each one is made using phthalate-free fragrance.