8 Companies We Love That Also Give Back
Ready for some pleasantly surprising news? Turns out, a few of your favorite companies (the ones you frequent and have gushed about to all of your friends) also give back to the community. That means every time you place an order, your purchase provides someone in need with clothing, an entire set of school supplies or even a fresh set of sheets. With an incentive like that, you won’t be able to say no to shopping at these eight amazing brands.
Small monthly subscription fees are increasingly becoming the way of the world: $8 for Netflix, $10 for Birchbox, even $15 for online yoga. So why not add a charity component to the mix? That’s the idea behind WEYV, the new subscription-based app (a must-download according to Coterie member Carley Knobloch) that combines your favorite music, magazines and (soon) visual content like TV shows and videos all in one app. What’s even better? WEYV will donate 0.5 percent of its revenue to charitable causes like VH1 Save The Music Foundation and Toys For Tots. With every song you listen to, WEYV will donate to the charity selected by or on behalf of that artist. The more you listen to an artist, the more that charity will benefit. It’s an app that’s basically designed to bring people together through entertainment. What could be better than that?
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The name of this fashion brand literally means “to love” in Quechua, and it could not be more accurate. Cuyana, along with its nonprofit partner, H.E.A.R.T., will donate your unwanted items to women in need and give you a $10 credit toward a future purchase. All you have to do is select “lean shipping” at checkout to receive a reusable bag (to fill with your lightly used items) and then ship it back at no cost to you.
This small company takes big actions to support animal rescue and adoption. Every year, an equal amount (and sometimes even more) of its total profits are donated to the Pixie Project and other animal welfare organizations. So as the company’s glasses help your vision, your purchase helps its vision as well. A win-win.
You know this brand for its dainty and beautiful handmade jewelry (we’re partial to the stacked rings), but did you know Catbird gives a minimum of 1 percent of all sales, year-round, to various charities? Some of the organizations it has donated to include Planned Parenthood, Doctors Without Borders, Women for Women and many more. So the next time you’re debating whether or not you need another gold ring to add to your collection, we say go for it.
Anyone who lives in a city and commutes on the regular can attest to how important a quality backpack is. That’s where State comes in. With every single purchase, the company hand delivers a backpack to a child in need. But wait, it gets better. Every backpack is fully stocked with essential school supplies.
Do you use a fitness tracker when exercising? If so, then you really must download the free appCharity Miles. All you need to do is get moving, and money will be donated to a charity of your choice. For walking or running, you can earn up to 25 cents per mile for your charity. So far, Charity Miles has donated more than $2.5 million to organizations like Stand Up to Cancer and Habitat for Humanity.
A beauty brand that encourages creative self-expression, Make is all about being authentic and true to who you are. It strives for women to feel comfortable in their own skin and, more important, it doesn’t believe in any beauty rules. On top of all that good stuff, Make donates 10 percent of sales to the We See Beauty Foundation, which supports women-led businesses across the Americas. Oh, and what’s more, its products aren’t tested on animals and are paraben-free.
We all know the importance of a good night’s sleep, right? That’s why we’re keen on Parachute, a company that uses the best of the best when it comes to sheet fabrics. On top of that, it partners with Nothing But Nets to donate malaria-prevention bed nets with every purchase of the Venice bedding set. And, all returned items are generously donated to Habitat for Humanity.