You may not know this, but I love to shop. I know, you already knew that, right? But there’s one thing I love more than shopping, and that is shopping with a purpose or a cause. I feel like as of late, there are many brands that are making this more possible.
You’ve seen them, the brands that advertise, “you buy our product, we’ll donate to XYZ.” It’s called a ‘one for one’ concept and many brands have hopped on the band wagon, especially after TOMs saw so much success after their launch in 2006. Of course every one knows about TOMs, so I’m going to highlight a few other places where I like to shop and do good in the process.
Do good, be comfy AF: Bombas
For one thing, I would buy these socks regardless of the one for one incentive. These socks are COMFORTABLE. While they are a bit pricey, I would still say, they are worth every penny. For every pair of socks purchased, a pair of socks is donated to a homeless shelter (Did you know that socks are the most requested items in homeless shelters?!). Do good and be comfy AF, am I right?
Do good, be Trendy AF: Cuffed by Nano
This trendy accessory company was started by a Columbus local, so I see these bracelets on wrists ALL over the place. Their motto is, #BuyOneGiveTwo; for every bracelet, necklace or ring purchased, they donate 1 week’s tuition + 1 meal to kids in Haiti. The hardest thing you’ll have to do is decide which cute and witty cuff you’re going to purchase.
Do good, be smart AF: Better World Books
I L-O-V-E this one; Better World Books has a book for book concept. They collect used books that have been donated across the nation. Then for every book purchased, they donate a book to someone in need. Books were my favorite part of growing up and I love that I can help donate books to those, especially children, who don’t have access to books to read.
What about you, Reader? Are there any places you love to shop that have a special cause? Let me know in the comments!