It’s time! As Black Friday and whatever they are calling Monday these days rolls around again it’s time to start shopping! What better way to feel good about the change leaving your pocket then to make your dollars count by giving back with your purchases.
The below brands have rich backstories and exemplary missions to give back, from protecting the environment to providing a helping hand around the world. Go get some.
These fashion forward shoes are the perfect gift for the trendy friend or family member in your life! UWEZO is not just any shoe brand! With each pair of shoes you buy, UWEZO donates a percentage of their profits to Empower African Children to help students in Africa achieve higher education! Use your codes below and give back!
givethanks – 20% off all shoes
thanksgiving 25% off Brazilian Cowhide rugs
Inspired by the formation of Alexis Hefley’s – founder of UWEZO – nonprofit Empower African Children, the brand has found a new way to benefit the community that reaches beyond the classroom.
Searching for fashion with a little more compassion? Shop for a cause with the unique designs from UWEZO:
- Natural hair-on cowhide
- Top stitching detail
- Modern, courageous style
- Mottled patterns unique to each hide
- Custom shoelaces
Artifact Uprising Wood Block + Prints
Create personalized decorations for the home or office with Artifact Uprising’s Wood Block + Prints. Artifact Uprising’s philosophy is guided by nature and is focused on protecting it. Each wood block is hand crafted from re-purposed beetle pine – a wood from pine trees that have fallen due to the beetle epidemic in Colorado. The photo prints featured in the piece are made from FSC certified acid-free paper. Additionally, Artifact Uprising has partnered with SKCAC to provide jobs for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as their Seattle team proudly assembles the Wood Block + Prints with love. The set includes one wood block with 12 prints and is priced at $25. Learn more HERE. High-res images available HERE.
Black Friday Exclusive: Use the code BEMERRY for 10% off on $10+, 15% off on $100+, and 20% off on $200+ from 11/21 – 11/27
Matter and Home Strength Candle
A vessel of energy and possibility, the Strength Candle from wellness brand Matter and Home is the perfect gift to give them direction and continuity. Hand poured in pure soy wax, each candle from the brand is a custom blend of herbs, gemstones, and essential oils that evoke the mantra and image engraved in its glass home. Let them be bold as a peaceful warrior and propel forward with each step through medicinal oils of spruce, cedar, orange, patchouli, and cinnamon, as well as strength-inducing scents of clove and nutmeg. Sapphire gemstones welcome divine support and promote self-trust. Priced at $65, the Strength Candle is available HERE. Hi-res images HERE.
The Brave Collection Compass Chain Necklace
Featuring a compass pendant for to encourage joyful spirit for what lies ahead, the Compass Chain Necklace is the perfect intricate gift with meaning. Jessica Hendricks Yee, founder of The Brave Collection, traveled to Cambodia and was mesmerized by the tangled synthesis of both the heartbreaking history of genocide and the reality of human trafficking there, leading her to create The Brave Collection – a jewelry brand that is designed to empower women across the globe. Each jewelry piece is handcrafted by local Cambodian artisans from underprivileged backgrounds. Additionally, 10% of the brand’s profits are donated to fight human trafficking worldwide. This necklace is crafted in Sterling Silver or Gold Vermeil and is $115. Learn more HERE.
We Are Knitters Oromo Cardigan
Crafted from a sustainable Peruvian Wool, this Oromo Cardigan knitting kit from international DIY brand We Are Knitters is the perfect cozy conscious gift this holiday season. A beginner level knitting kit, the piece is part of the FW17 Collection by the brand. The thick Peruvian Wool yarn is sustainably sourced from Peruvian mountain sheep and is incredibly soft to touch. Available in a choice of 36 colors, the kit is priced at $125. It can be purchased HERE.
Black Friday Exclusive: Offering 25% off all products site wide on Black Friday and Cyber Monday
From ethically sourced resort wear brand Pondicherie comes the Farha Jumpsuit. A garment that is made in New York with textiles sourced from India, the brand puts a specific emphasis on empowering and supporting the craftswomen who produce its pieces. Each piece of fabric is hand-dyed and woven using techniques that have been passed down through generations of artisans. Priced at $340, the Farha Jumpsuit is crafted from a blend of silk and cotton, and is available in a choice of grey or black. It is available HERE.
Black Friday Exclusive: Use the code THANKFUL for 20% off all products site wide from 11/22 – 11/27. Plus, 10% of profits will be donated to Emily’s List.
AITCH AITCH The Abigail Cardholder
For those on the go, an accessory that combines style and functionality is key. The Abigail Cardholder, from luxury accessories brand AITCH AITCH, is crafted with salmon skin leather, sourced as a natural bi-product of organic fisheries in Ireland. AITCH AITCH is the first luxury brand to create an entire collection from salmon skin leather, with Positive Luxury awarding the Butterfly Mark to the brand for its efforts sustainable practices. And now, customers can create their own one-of-a-kind bespoke cardholder with AITCH AITCH founder Hailey Harmon. Each AITCH AITCH piece is handcrafted to order in a choice of four colorways. It is priced at $385 and available HERE.