11 Brands to Support to Make This Giving Tuesday More Impactful

‘Tis the season of giving back.

By: rē•spin
11 Brands to Support to Make This Giving Tuesday More Impactful

The act of giving back, not only to ourselves but to our communities, is a core pillar at rē•spin. Thus, we honor Giving Tuesday, a global movement celebrating radical generosity worldwide. Giving Tuesday is responsible for a reported total of $2.47 billion donated to nonprofits in 2020. Even without donating your money, you can still uplift the cause by amplifying the message.

Take a moment this Giving Tuesday and beyond to delve deeper into the spirit of giving back by recognizing those brands that are giving back this year. Here are 11 brands in the rē•spin shop that give a portion of their sales to different foundations and organizations, regularly making charitable donations so that you can make a difference as you shop. 

For more than three generations, co-founder Brandon Bert’s family have been creating their certified organic, non-GMO greens to harvest peak nutrition. Through Amazing Grass, co-founders Todd and Brandon have set out on a mission to make a positive impact on their company, community, and the world. Last year, they created the internal Board of Change Makers which focuses on nutrition, sustainability, education, diversity, and inclusion, raising money for organizations like Vitamin Angels, Trees For the Future, and Learn to Give.

In 2018, three-time cancer survivor Jill Johnson and her son set out to create meaningful gifts that would serve as tokens of strength for their recipients. As the family-run brand has grown, it continues to channel this spirit through the act of gifting and giving back. Awe Inspired donates 20% of all proceeds to charity partners; to date, they have donated over $700,000 to various organizations which customers can select among at checkout.

Clevr Blends is a women-led wellness brand based in coastal California. It got its start as a pop-up, adaptogenic coffee bar in 2016. It was after traveling the United States to educate others on the benefits of herbs and plants that the founders created the accessible wellness brand we know today. With each purchase, the brand gives 1% to the nonprofit of your choosing.

As part of the Human Beauty Movement, this brand — which is rooted in self-love — pledges to support inclusion, wellness, and sustainability, within the beauty industry and beyond. In addition to being a Certified B Corporation and a Social Enterprise Alliance, they have donated funds to Gates Philanthropy Partners and Change.org for pandemic-related projects, as well as Black Lives Matter. Moving forward, Humanist Beauty has committed to donating 3% of gross revenue to vetted 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.

Joy Smith’s goal as a mother, grandmother, and humanitarian has always been to bring comfort and compassion to everyone she can reach. Before becoming the CEO and co-founder of Joy Organics, she struggled with sleep and other health issues, leading her to seek out natural support for her body — eventually leading her to CBD. Last year, the brand launched an initiative called Joy In Action. This initiative selects nonprofits focused on improving the lives of their local communities, and each month, the team donates a portion of revenues.

After two decades of transforming celebrity complexions, esthetician Olga Lorencin created her own skincare line, based on the transformative power of skin-loving acids. The brand donates a percentage of its sales on a yearly, monthly, and as-needed basis to a variety of charities. Said charities focus on animal welfare, female empowerment and entrepreneurship, and environmental issues like water conservation

The female-founded company is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to alleviating poverty by promoting the economic self-sufficiency of women across the globe. At this time, they are sourcing products from over 70 artisan groups in over 25 countries and sovereign states worldwide. In addition to donating sales revenue, you are also able to make direct donations through the website.

Rooted in traditional Chinese medicine, co-founders Gianna de la Torre and Britta Plug have committed to supporting the AAPI community via quarterly donations. When buying the brand’s face and body products, you have the benefit of knowing that the brand knows how to give back — not just to the self through wellness, but also to the community that holds us.

Since the brand was founded in 1998, Sweaty Betty’s mission has been to empower women through fitness and beyond. The brand is rooted in caring for the community, planet, and one another. Earlier this year, founder Tamara Hill-Norton created the Sweaty Betty Foundation to uplift women and girls from all backgrounds as they get fit and stay active for life.

Parachute was launched in 2014 to provide consumers with impeccable bedding for their homes, since expanding to other areas of the home so that customers can curate home environments to complement their daily lives. Parachute has also partnered with the United Nation’s Nothing But Nets campaign that aims to send life-saving, malaria-preventing bed nets to those in need. For every Venice Set that is sold, Parachute donates a net to the organization.

Rhone creates performance-driven, versatile clothing designed to help people live active lives on their own terms. They create their garments with responsible practices. The team is encouraged to bring those same practices into their lives and communities. As such, Rhone regularly donates clothing and other goods to various local organizations outside of Giving Tuesday.

 

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