Unlike traditional cookbooks, 4 Detroit: Four Chefs. Four Courses. Four Seasons. contains more than recipes and pretty photography—there’s also illustrations, maps and even poetry. With recipes from Gold Cash Gold, Takoi, Supino and others, every one of the 272 pages celebrates Detroit with relish. Even better, $5 from the sale of every book goes to Gleaners Community Food Bank in the city.
With 50% of the proceeds from each purchase going to the Deity Animal Rescue, this Puppy Breath Candle might just help a dog in need. Deity Dogs and Goods produced the candle in collaboration with Beauty.Happiness.Healing. and the scent is a combination of vanilla and coffee bean. According to Deity, these notes form a “scent reminiscent of that delightful puppy breath.”
Carry a token of love and positivity everywhere you go, with this Little Cloud amulet from FriendsWithYou. The art collective will also be donating 10% of proceeds to the ACLU. The brass-plated lead-free pewter trinket is limited to 1,000 pieces.
With 60+ hours of burn time, this hyacinth and bamboo candle boasts fresh and clean floral notes. Made in Brooklyn, it’s crafted from natural soy wax, with a cotton wick and housed in a 100% recycled glass votive. Additionally, the Starling Project endeavors to help organizations like UNICEF offer solar power systems to communities in developing countries. They’ve raised over $250,000 so far.
This flame-charred bat, further hand-painted in gold and black, is intended to be more art than what’s typically used at-bat. Still, the solid maple bat is fully functional. Hand-crafted in Nashville, it was made specifically for All Star Week in Washington, DC. Plus, a portion of the proceeds go to Major League Baseball’s RBI program.
100% of the net proceeds of this bold Proenza Schouler T-shirt will be donated to Everytown—an organization whose aim is to prevent gun violence and advocate for better legislation. Adorned with technicolor graphics and a boldly crossed out rifle, there’s no doubt as to the message here.
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.
100% of the profits from this set of Kiehl’s daily skincare products goes to Feeding America to support their efforts to supply local food banks with meals. For every purchase made, of up to $100,000 in total, the net proceeds will given entirely to the cause. For context, $1 provides at least 10 meals. This enviable set includes the Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash, Herbal Extract Alcohol-Free Toner, Aloe Soothing Hydration Mask and the Ultra Facial Cream.
Where the pooch-lover meets the design enthusiast, one will find The Gourmand’s 2019 Dog Eat Dog calendar. With 12 portraits of “culinarily-named canines” (including Marzipan, Radish, Beans and more), the calendar’s creative direction was helmed by The Gourmand team. In addition to the visual delight, 100% of the proceeds go to Mayhew—a British animal welfare organization that’s been doing good things for over 100 years.
Holy Ghost! (aka Nick Millhiser and Alex Frankel) joined forces with iconic, pioneering disco label West End Records for this special release. The 12″ single comes complete with a Tom Moulton mix, a B-side with the Chuck Davis Orchestra and a Holy Ghost! remix. Honoring West End Records founder Mel Cheren’s legacy, proceeds from the sales of this record will go to LIFEbeat and Gay Men’s Health Crisis—helping to fight the AIDS epidemic, and support and empower those living with the illness.
Jen Gotch, founder of ban.do, has, admittedly, struggled with mental health issues for most of her life. “I know how challenging it can be both personally and professionally. It’s so important for us to open up a dialogue about how we are feeling and get to a place where we are comfortable asking for and receiving help,” she says. She believes that one way to get there is to eliminate the stigmas surrounding mental health. She hopes that the 7.8 necklace, a simple and stylish charmed chain, can be a conversation starter. “7.8” began as Gotch’s “magic number”: “In an emotional rating system that Jen created with her mom… 1 is depressed, 10 reflects a manic state and is too high, and 7.8 is just right,” an accompanying inscription reads. 100% of the proceeds will go to Bring Change To Mind–a non-profit dedicated to ending the stigmas surrounding mental illness.
A limited edition collaboration between SFMOMA and method, the reusable crystalline Glass for Good Hand Wash features a copper-tone pump top. Accompanying the vessel, Method includes a plant-based, biodegradable violet noir fragrance soap, which they refer to as “a subtle medley of violet leaf, lavender, and cedarwood.” Most important, proceeds from sales will benefit SFMOMA’s educational initiatives.
Made from 100% lambswool at a 141-year old Scottish mill, this “Isles Wool” sweater from Askov Finlayson is a timeless garment meant to stand up to the toughest cold. It’s tightly knit (less likely to fray or snags) and comes in blue, black or acorn. Purchases will also benefit Askov Finlayson’s “Give 110% Mission.”
Warby Parker‘s just-launched Pupils Project Collection includes sunglasses and spectacles designed with notable New Yorkers like Gloria Steinem, Iman, Rosario Dawson, Michael K Williams and others. Our pick is Humberto Leon’s sharp, rectangular Sibley design—made from hand-polished cellulose acetate. Best of all, 100% of each purchase will go to the Pupils Project—which offers kids from low-income households vision screenings and eye exams at school, as well as free glasses (that they choose) if they need them.
Filled with catnip, this fortune cookie toy will delight any cat—especially those who can read the message: “blame it on the dog.” Made from eco-friendly felt, it can be spot-cleaned easily and air-dried. The 100% catnip will affect two-thirds of cats as a mild hallucinogen. Adding to the high (for cat and owner), Modern Beast donates 100% of their profits to various animal welfare organizations.
Made in the USA from 100% cotton, this Askov Finlayson T-shirt highlights the significance of climate change with “Vote for Winter” emblazoned across the chest. The Minneapolis-based brand says, “Our winters are at risk, and we’re voting to save them”. In addition, they’re also attempting to undo their carbon footprint each year by donating their climate cost plus 10% to cutting-edge climate solutions.