Today I wanted to share some products from businesses that give you twice the pleasure. If you purchase any of the gifts below the business will either make a specific charity donation as a result or they have an overall policy of donating a percentage of their profits. Everything featured has either been tried and loved by me or a close friend.
Lots of the brands featured are actually small businesses, many working from home offices without big teams of staff so theres yet another win! You’ll be supporting a creative directly. Anyway, I don’t mean to waffle on – these things just tend to happen…
Black and Beech is one of my absolute favourite brands. They sell fantastic feminist clothing, pin badges, jewellery and art work as well as a really cool range for Dads. I personally have their ‘A Mother’s Place is in the Resistance’ t-shirt as well as a tote bag and a few badges and postcards. I definitely have my eye on some of their new Christmas gift boxes – starting at just £5 they’d make a gorgeous Christmas present.
Charities they have supported to date include – London Irish Abortion Rights Campaign, Abortion Support Network, Plan International, Repeal 8, Together for Yes, Terminations for Medical Reasons and In Her Shoes:Women of the 8th.
My friend Katy, Katy Kicker, told me about Secret Projects who empower women in India by teaching them a craft and helping them earn a better living. One of their products is the ‘Secret Pillow’ which is like a cushion that folds out into a blanket – perfect for snuggling up on a cold winters evening!
Danielle, Someones Mum, told be about a children’s book publisher called Librio. They use 100% recycled paper, plant a tree for every book sold and also donate £1 to literacy charities with each sale.
Bloody Nora Pam create bold, positive and inspiring clothes and accessories. They donate 10% of all of profits to the UK Sepsis Trust in honour of Josh – co-founder Adams brother who passed away suddenly aged 24 because of Sepsis. Luisa and I have matching ‘Eliminate Girl Hate’ t-shirts and I recently bought some cool ‘Too Tired’ socks.
Apples and Pips sell gorgeous bespoke hampers for pregnant women, babies and new mums. Each is lovingly curated and filled only products that are tried and true. I recently bough one for a friend who’d just given birth and she loved it. Owner Hannah donates 10% of profits to Mama Academy.
Who Gives A Crap? sell paper products like toilet roll, tissues and paper towels. All their products are environmentally friendly and they donate 50% of profits to help build toilets and improve sanitation in the developing world. One of their main motivators is the fact that 2.3 billion people across the world don’t have access to a toilet. That’s roughly 40% of the global population and means that around 289,000 children under five die every year from diarrhoeal diseases caused by poor water and sanitation.
From Babies With Love sell the most beautiful baby and children’s clothes – all inspired by postage stamps and materials. Luisa had some gorgeous t-shirts from them when she was smaller, they’re so soft and sweet – we loved them! Absolutely all of their profit goes to support orphaned children around the world.
Mutha.Hood have released a limited edition lilac version of the ‘Strong Girls Club’ t-shirt. For every one sold £5 is donated to Tommys – they’ve raised over £8500 so far!
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