Modern Goods That Give Back – 6 Brands to Support on Giving Tuesday
Now that the Cyber Weekend craze is officially behind us, let’s all take a moment to collectively catch our breath and consider the ways we can be present and intentional with our time and hard-earned coin. Giving Tuesday – the unofficial shopping holiday that calls on us to shop consciously and vote with our dollar – is the perfect time to do it, and support brands that support the causes that mean most to you. Here at Design Milk, we’ll be doing our part by pledging 10% of sales in the Design Milk Shop to a non-profit of your choice: Feeding America or Habitat for Humanity – be sure to follow along on our Instagram to cast your vote. If you’re looking to shop modern holiday gifts with a mission, read on for our top picks.
Memobottle – A5 Memobottle
The minimalist and cool water bottle brand is on a mission to make clean water accessible to all. Through their partnership with water.org, they’ve already provided over 22.3 million days of safe, clean water for people in need. Even better, they’re offering 20% off all bottles – and the sale doesn’t end until they’ve reached their goal of 100k days of clean water! So when you choose memobottle, you’re not only saving another plastic bottle from the landfill, you’re helping provide clean water to those that need it most. The brand’s A5 memobottle is an award-winner and Design Milk favorite for its slim, ergonomic shape and minimal aesthetic.
Junes – Everyday Tote
The reusable bag company supports women at a local and global scale, by partnering with an all-women sewing co-op in Juarez, Mexico to make their stylish and eco-friendly bags and dedicating a portion of every sale to the Global Fund for Women – a non-profit foundation empowering and protecting women around the world through human right’s initiatives. Junes’ Everyday Tote makes for a practical, fashionable, and sustainable holiday gift thanks to its convenient (and collapsible) size, vibrant colorways, and revolutionary bio-knit material made from recycled plastics.
Pawness – Walk Kit Emerald
Pawness stands in support of conscious living for all by crafting ethically made, eco-friendly pet accessories that dogs love and humans feel good about. Far from all bark and no bite, Pawness walks the walk by pledging 10% of their profits to dog-related causes. Pet lovers will be positively psyched to treat their furry friends to a Pawness Walk Kit as a holiday gift this season and will feel even better knowing their purchase helped spread love to other pups in need!
Session Goods – Pipe
Session Goods, the effortlessly cool smokeware brand we all know and love, is a proud member of the Floret Coalition – an anti-racist collective that funds and supports equity-oriented activations. As Floret members, Session Goods pledges monthly donations to organizations in support of Black, Latinx, and Indigenous communities. Recreational smokers will be stoked to unwrap a Session Goods pipe this holiday season, and you can feel good knowing you helped support marginalized communities in the process. A personal Session Goods favorite is their handheld pipe – the tapered glass form and thoughtful silicone sleeve are the perfect upgrade to your smoking ritual. Plus, you can shop select smoking accessories for up to 20% through 11.29!
House Raccoon – Lily Propagation Station
Lovers of nature and makers of playful and modern home decor, House Raccoon considers nature at every step of their creative process. So much so, that the brand partners with Trees for the Future to plant a tree for every product sold in an effort to aid reforestation efforts around the world. Their Lily Propagation Station helps you do your part at home by propagating new plants from plant-cuttings (it’s beautiful as a vase too!), making it a unique and sustainable holiday gift that plant lovers will be thrilled to unwrap for the holidays.
Goodfit Puzzles – Interior with a Yellow Chair Puzzle
If you’re a patron of the arts (we hope you are!), you’ll love Goodfit Puzzles. The brand supports emerging artists by crafting fun and engaging jigsaw puzzles out of their original art works – broadening their reach and strengthening our connection to the arts at the same time. Goodfit pledges 10% of every puzzle purchase to a charity of each and every artist’s choosing. We love the whimsical feel and use of color and pattern in Mary Finlayson’s Interior with a Yellow Chair Puzzle, the only thing better than piecing the puzzles’ textiles and greenery together is knowing you’ve supported Mary’s craft in the process. Bonus: Goodfit puzzles are now 20% through 12.15!
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