ST. ROSE sustainable fragrances.
Chinti & Parker
Giving Thanks: Christmas Gifts That Give Back
“If you are being blessed, you should bless others at the same time.” A quote from our podcast episode with Alexi Lubomirski that truly resonates with us and has become a value we believe is so important to apply to both our personal lives and how we operate as a business. In this guide we share wonderful brands who have committed their business efforts to giving back in order to better the lives of people, animals and our planet. We are so proud to have these labels on our site and we hope you can find a beautiful considered gift for a loved one!
From the beginning, Vintner’s Daughter has donated 2% of every purchase to charitable organizations and nonprofits dedicated to protecting, educating, and empowering women and children around the world. This commitment comes from a place of deep respect for our intrinsic connection and responsibility to one another. Each year they select more than ten charities making an impact and donate funds to help support the incredible work they do. These include Color of Change, Girls Not Brides, New Story, Black Lives Matter, OLE Health, NAACP, Project Night Night, National Women’s Law Center, Black Futures Lab, Dress For Success, Charity: water, and Tipping Point.
2. ST. ROSE Artisan Fragrances
ST. ROSE’s beautiful fragrances are handcrafted with the highest-quality and responsibly sourced ingredients that are good for you and good for the Earth. Their scents are made from ethically sourced botanical materials from plants and flowers that are completely safe to use on the skin.
As a 1% for the Planet business, ST. ROSE are committed to co-creating a sustainable future for their communities. With their conservation partner, WildArk, they aim to store CO2 in the most effective way, provide habitats for threatened species and benefit local communities.
Learn more about ST. ROSE from our interview with founder, Belinda here.
3. Essentials by Zoe LVH
After losing her own mother to breast cancer, Zoe LVH began a company that would empower women to check their breasts in order to catch any issues within our body early. In her extensive research, Zoe discovered how important these essential oils were during cancer treatment along with the importance of breast and lymph massage as a means of prevention.
With every sale, Essentials by Zoe LVH donate to the charities: Hello Beautiful – a holistic cancer charity, Care International – empowering women, and Cruse Bereavement – supporting the grieving process. They also work with AMMA, a social enterprise empowering mothers in Sri Lanka, who create the beautiful avocado-pit dyed pouches, in which products are packaged.
To learn more, read a special guest editorial by Zoe here.
Chinti & Parker
To mark the launch of their recent recycle cashmere collection, and to give back, Chinti and Parker will be donating 100% of the profits from sales of the oatmeal ‘Love’ sweater to Save the Children’s Pakistan Flood Crisis. This is the worst flooding to have hit Pakistan in decades. More than a million homes have been destroyed or badly damaged, leaving many homeless and exposed to the elements. Donations will help to provide much needed blankets, food, and hygiene packs to the 16 million children affected by this natural disaster.
Uri is transparent in our work, so we would never generalise a profit margin of donation before we know our sales permit us to maintain our fair wages and continue to employ our makers first. Our work in the Philippines is already investing in the lives of countless female artisans and farmers, but selling our handcrafted bags means reinvesting into the area in a circular way where the bags they make are sold and a percentage of this is reinvested locally. Uri works to supply tools to women so they are upskilled and, through consistent payment of above fair trade wages, they can become secure and grow alongside the brand. We work with our representative in the Iloilo province to identify areas of investment, like education, community and welfare following the pandemic.
Val des Monts
Reciprocity For Land – that we give and receive in equal measure. As human beings, we are designed to cooperate harmoniously with nature. Sacred reciprocity for land can be tended to as a circular flow. Human-environment connections are not just co-existing, but are intimately interdependent through a two-way flow of benefits and mutual responsibilities. Val des Monts are committed to give back to the environment, working with ranches that use Carbon Farming Practices, and raise grass-fed, fiber-producing animals that graze on land where these practices are implemented. The wool we use is sourced from Northern California and Oregon and is Climate Beneficial recognized by Fiber Shed.
Reciprocity For The People – Reciprocity is an ethical principle that guides most Indigenous life and is the basis for relationships in many Indigenous communities.For every purchase made, 2% is pledged to Indigenous Organizations that support Food Sovereignty.
Daughters of Gaea
Daughters of Gaea have partnered with charitable enterprise artisanal giveback. Nest to ensure a fair .Hand working is the second-largest global employer of women. In a world where industry shuts so many doors to women, it’s a vital economy. It also provides a place of safe employment in countries where it’s needed most. Ongoing training funded by NEST* empowers women in more than 480 artisan groups in over 90 countries. In their network, NEST* have a hand worker force of 160,000 people. Together, NEST* and Daughters of Gaea seeks to preserve cultural traditions and improve the well-being of the women beyond their place of work.
Pippa Small believe that jewellery has the potential to change lives. Pippa has been going into conflict areas for 20 years to create livelihoods, education and beauty within some of the most war torn areas on earth. Her gorgeous designs have given communities a re-found respect for traditional design and a sense of self-confidence, pride in their creations and a path towards economic independence through artisanal production.
Pippa has been working with arts foundation Turquoise Mountain in Kabul, which works to protect and promote traditional craft in the beautiful but war torn country for over 10 years.
A Perfect Nomad
A Perfect Nomad’s beautiful collection of resort wear is ethically made by working with communities of artisans who hand make each garment. All materials are are sourced and manufactured through a carefully selected and transparent network of suppliers.
APN believe they have a responsibility to give back to their community, focusing their charitable efforts on women’s advancement. They partner with The Women’s Empowerment Charity Impact to help improve the lives of women and their families in rural areas of India by helping to fund the development of learning centres in economically disadvantaged communities. Learn more about A Perfect Nomad’s Impact here.