Every day we purchase items for ourselves, from clothes and accessories to work supplies and home appliances. We buy things without thinking about it, but we should start thinking about it. It’s so easy to make smart purchases that have an impact on the whole world. Here are just a few of the companies helping you do just that.
Say goodbye to tampons and pads! THINX is redefining the way women handle their periods. By creating period-proof underwear, THINX is making a huge environmental impact. But it also makes efforts to help young women by providing education about the female body and donating period products to those in need.
Pampering has never felt so good! Hand In Hand was founded by Bill Glaab & Courtney Apple, who created the company after learning that 5 million children die each year from water related illnesses and 45% of those deaths could be prevented with hand washing. When you make a purchase, Hand In Hand donates soap and clean water to children in the developing world.
The eyeglasses industry is booming, and Warby Parker is excelling. Not only has the company revolutionized eyeglasses for the world, it’s also helped millions of people in need. The company teaches men and women to administer basic eye exams and sell glasses. It also donates glasses directly to to school-age children in the classroom.
The Company Store has so many products to choose from and so many ways to give back. The easiest way to give back through The Company Store is by purchasing a product from the store. Through the buy one, give one program, The Company Store donates one comforter to a child in need for every comforter purchased from the website or catalog.
Using AmazonSmile is one of the easiest ways to give back. All you need to do is set up your AmazonSmile account by selecting which charity you want to benefit. Then, every time you shop, go to smile.amazon.com and a portion of your purchases will be donated to your selected charity. It couldn’t be easier!
Not only are Hiptipico’s pieces unique and chic, but they generate more social impact than any other bag you’ll buy. Hiptipico is based in Panajachel, Guatemala and all its products are handcrafted by indigenous communities, using high-quality sustainable materials. The brand provides empowerment, jobs and stability to Guatemalan artisans.
Yoobi knows just how badly students and teachers need school supplies – and the company is here to change that. For every item purchased, Yoobi adds a school supply item to a Yoobi Classroom Pack, which is then donated to a classroom upon completion. The Classroom Pack includes a variety of items for a classroom of about 30 students.