With everything that’s going on in the world today, we want to make sure we do our part to give back. That’s why we’ve partnered with brands that strive to make a difference in the world. The companies below are doing amazing work to foster real change in their respective communities. Find out more about what they’re doing to give back and how you can help!
- Lotus and Luna
- Puppie Love
- Pura Vida
- Colors for Good
Founders, Alex and Andrew, created the 4ocean bracelet and pledged to pull a pound of trash from the ocean for each one purchased. Then using the profits to scale cleanup operations, make donations to ocean-related nonprofits, and build an organizational infrastructure to support future growth. By purchasing this bracelet, you will remove one pound of trash from the ocean and coastlines.
Even though 4ocean has collected millions of pounds of trash from the ocean and built an international infrastructure to fight the ocean plastic crisis, we have just gotten started. The ocean plastic crisis is massive and growing.
Lotus and Luna
Female artisans living in various small villages in Northern Thailand handcraft each Lotus and Luna accessory. This provides them and their neighbors with consistent, fair employment. The Lotus and Luna design team collaborates directly with a lead artisan in each village to carefully create designs from high quality, locally sourced materials. The lead artisan then trains a larger group of women in her village how to create the designated product.
These artisans range from all ages, backgrounds, and physical abilities, and are tasked based on their individual skills and interests. As each woman learns to make our products, she learns a new skill, and as the collections evolve through the seasons her skill set grows. This empowers our artisans individually while allowing their village economy to not only sustain, but grow. We have committed to providing our artisans with ethical work standards by paying them with fair wages, paid vacation time, and sick leave. We encourage them to work as often or as little as they choose, on-site, or from the comfort of their homes.
Puppie Love was created to help dogs in need all over the United States. Dogs have proved to be nothing but loyal and loving companions and it is time to give every dog the unconditional love that they deserve. Their goal is to facilitate dog adoptions by donating 10% of their profits to rescue centers and adoption agencies; while raising awareness to the harsh environments that no dog should ever have to experience.
Saving one animal will not change the world, but surely the world will change for that one animal.
To spread the “Pura Vida” spirit around the world, founders Griffin and Paul teamed up with Costa Rican artisans to create handcrafted bracelets in endless color combinations—each one as unique as the person wearing it. What started out as selling just a few bracelets a week has grown into a worldwide movement with millions of bracelets sold each year.
At Pura Vida, giving back has always been at the core of what we do, which is why we also created the Charity Collection. Over the last few years, we’ve partnered with more than 175 charities around the world to donate nearly $2.4 million to causes you care about. We’re always striving to do more and are constantly on the lookout for more charities that can benefit from Pura Vida Bracelets.
BITCHSTIX is more than just a balm. It’s a call to action to transform a “bad” word into a force for good. It’s a one-of-a-kind product that seeks to inspire, empower, and change lives for the better. Our line of cruelty-free lip and body balms are backed by a mission. To awaken people to their self-worth, and to encourage them to live boldly and courageously. We do this in two ways:
- By putting “BITCH” in the name of a product that soothes and restores. We’re appropriating a word that has historically been used to inflict shame, and attaching it to an agent of restoration.
- By putting our money where our mouth is. BITCHSTIX donates to retailer-nominated nonprofit organizations that support survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault.
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Colors for Good
These bracelets are made responsibly by employing and empowering women from the State of Yucatán, in Mexico. These women have very limited access to job opportunities. Each bracelet directly contributes towards improving their quality of life.