Whether it be for friends, family or both, buying gifts is something we all do.
Though everyone buys gifts, the gifts are not always made ethically. There are many conditions that can cause a product to be made unethically: settings the workers are forced to work in, products tested on animals or children forced to make the items.
However, there are multiple brands that are ethical and great to purchase from for Christmas gifts.
Beyond Beanie is a great brand that benefits many different people groups in Bolivia. Depending on the product that you buy, you can provide meals, dental care, school supplies or school uniforms. Beyond Beanie employs workers who need a job in Bolivia and provides them with the work conditions they deserve.
Yea.Nice Beanie is another beanie brand with a mission behind it. They donate a fleece-lined beanie to a homeless shelter for every beanie purchased on their website.
Bangs shoes has partnered with Kiva.org to donate 20 percent of profits for loans all over the world. Once the loan is repaid, they take that money and invest it in another loan for another small business.
Serengetee is the brand that started the pocket tee and has used that fame to benefit others. Each product has a fabric associated with a cause. These fabrics and causes are from all over the world. When you purchase a product, 10 percent of profit goes back to the cause you have selected. All of the products are handcrafted by their team of “Sew Pros” in Los Angeles.
Yoobi is a fun school and office supply brand. For each Yoobi product that is purchased, Yoobi donates a product to a school in need of supplies right here in the U.S.
Colourpop is a makeup brand that is both vegan and cruelty-free unlike many makeup brands that still test on animals and will use ingredients that can be harmful to skin. They make their products here in the U.S. and are one of the most affordable makeup brands out there.
PACT Apparel is a fair trade clothing brand that is both sweatshop- and child labor-free. Fair trade means for each product sold, they earn a premium to invest in social development projects and to fight poverty in their communities. They also manufacture overseas because it is better for the environment, and they want to invest in the global community and impact lives everywhere.
Uncommongoods.com is a website that sells a multitude of things. This site helps you find products that are handmade, made in the U.S. and/or recycled.