All tagged Charitable Giving

Sanari Candles

Sanari Candles produces toxin free candles. Many candles release lead and carcinogens. Sanari Candles are made from soy and organic coconut with a lead free wick make from unbleached cotton. Their boxes are tree-free and printed with soy based inks. Sanari uses natural fragrances made from fair trade and organic certified essential oils. The company also donates 5% of profits to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Simply Straws

Simply Straws produces beautiful glass straws, bamboo utensils, and other reusable products. Their straws are sustainable, durable, biodegradable, and handmade in Costa Mesa, California and they include a lifetime guarantee. Simply Straws uses non-toxic dyes, BPA free materials, and fair-trade organic hemp, flax, and cotton. 1% of sales are donated to non-profit partners.

Rock/Creek - Outdoor Gear

Rock/Creek's mission is to provide products that keep you safe and comfortable in the outdoors while being committed to leadership in environmental stewardship and improving access for outdoor recreation. Rock/Creek funds charitable foundations including the Southeastern Climbers Coalition, the Access Fund, the Cumberland Trail Conference, and the Lula Lake Land Trust and they help raise money for environmental initiatives. Recent funding projects include trail construction, land purchases, and parking and campsite construction for trail access. 

Rock/Creek participates in the Chaco shoe recycling program and Patagonia's recycling program to reduce waste and distribute clothing to people in need. 100% of the power used by Rock/Creek is offset by certified natural wind power and the company strives to conserve energy and offset their carbon footprint. Rock/Creek strives to eliminate waste in their daily operations by using low waste packaging and moving to a paperless warehouse fulfillment system. 

Rock/Creek offers an extensive collection of outdoor products including men's and women's jackets, sweaters, shirts, pants, base layers, and footwear, plus a complete selection of gear for backpacking, camping, climbing, kayaking, running, and travel. Located in Tennessee, their products are available online.

Mountain Gear

Mountain Gear is an outdoor gear company with a passion for sustainability. Their online catalog offers an extensive collection of gear for hiking, camping, backpacking, mountaineering, skiing, canoeing, and kayaking, along with men's and women's outdoor clothing and footwear. Mountain Gear's distribution center is LEED Gold certified, making it a healthy place to work with minimal environmental impact. The building also includes recycled carpets, low-flow plumbing, and efficient lighting. Mountain Gear employees are encouraged to use alternative forms of transportation, supported with an indoor bike room and on-site showers. The company subsidizes bus passes and gives incentives for carpooling and hybrid vehicles. Mountain Gear offers a community organic garden for employees complete with vermiculture worm composting. Mountain Gear's commitment to the environment extends to the products they sell. Their Sustainable Pick program lets online shoppers know which products are made from organic, recycled, or quickly renewable materials, or are made using Fair Trade practices. Mountain Gear actively works with suppliers to encourage more sustainable options. For charitable giving, Mountain Gear partners with The Access Fund, as well as a program that helps at-risk urban youth experience the outdoors.

Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI)

REI is the largest consumer cooperative in the United States. Their passion for outdoor adventure is expressed by their incredible product selection. REI offers a huge selection of gear for camping, hiking, climbing, cycling, winter sports, water sports, and travel. They pride themselves in offering the latest and greatest gear but also gear that is tried and tested to be the best available for their members. Membership benefits include a nice rebate credit at the end of each year based on excess profits. REI has been listed in Fortune magazine's list of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" every year since the rankings began in 1998. REI donates millions of dollars each year to support conservation efforts and they send teams of volunteers to build trails, clean up beaches, and restore local habitats. REI has made a commitment to responsible business practices. They strive to reduce their environmental footprint throughout the company including setting lofty goals like drastically reducing greenhouse gas emissions, reducing energy use, becoming a zero waste company, creating buildings that are environmentally responsible, and tracking product lifecycles to improve sustainability. All of the REI brand products are produced with the goal of minimal environmental impact and progress is measured each year. REI  strives to power their business operations with green energy. The company gives employees paid time off to get outdoors and they have launched a sustainable tourism program for connecting with other cultures. 

North Star Toys

North Star Toys is a family business that has been making quality, non-toxic, wooden toys since 1979.  Every toy they offer is made by hand in their workshop in New Mexico. Environmental sustainability is top priority for North Star Toys. They recycle their paper, use recycled packaging, print on recycled paper, reuse waste sawdust for chickens, donate wood scraps to schools, only use sustainably managed American hardwoods, use food grade non-toxic oils for finishing, and 100 percent of the electricity that runs their workshop comes from wind and solar energy. North Star Toys are CPSIA compliant for product safety. North Star Toys are available for purchase online and their selection includes wooden cars, trains, animals, boats, and pull toys.

Dolphin Blue - General Store

Dolphin Blue is a provider of a wide range of recycled, eco-friendly, and sustainable products that are made in the USA from the highest amount of post-consumer recycled content attainable. They specialize in products for your home, office, and pets. Products include recycled paper, office supplies, remanufactured ink cartridges, home & garden items, healthy snacks, body care products, pet supplies, calendars, cards, gifts, and toys. Dolphin Blue products contain a minimum of 20% post-consumer recycled material whenever possible or, if not recycled, they are the most sustainably manufactured available and with a minimal carbon footprint. Dolphin Blue packages orders using only post-consumer recycled or reused materials. A portion of profits are donated to environmental non-profits and customers help direct those donations. Dolphin Blue products are available online and they ship to U.S. locations.

Purrfectplay - Pet Toys

Purrfectplay makes pet toys for dogs and cats from organic, chemical free, fair-trade materials. Their toys are made in their Indiana workshop with no synthetics, no dyes, and no plastics. Most pet toys are made in China from bright synthetic materials that may not even be safe for your pet. Purrfectplay provides products made from natural fibers that are made to be kicked, clawed, and chased. They feel and smell natural -- not like chemicals, plastics, or dyes. Purrfectplay offsets their carbon footprint with a local land preservation fund and they support sustainable farming through their relationship with the Hemp Industries Association. Purrfectplay donates 5% of all sales to animal rescue organizations. Your dog or cat will really enjoy these natural hemp toys, balls, collars, leashes, blankets, and treats. All Purrfectplay products are available to order online.

JH Stillman - Merino Wool Clothing

JH Stillman produces a line of high quality merino wool underwear, tops, bottoms, zip-neck shirts, hats and gloves. The company actively limits waste by creating products that are designed to last a long time and by using recyclable materials and some products are produced from reclaimed material. They hold all suppliers to labor ethical standards and employees are paid for time volunteering at non-profits. Product that is non-saleable is recycled through textile or pulp mills or donated abroad. JH Stillman also donates books to promote literacy throughout the developing world. Their products are available for purchase online and they are located in Wisconsin.

Sierra Trading Post - Discounted Outdoor Gear

Sierra Trading Post is a huge outdoor gear store that carries hundreds of major brands of outdoor gear at discounted prices. Over the years, Sierra Trading Post has sold more than 640,000 backpacks and 2,600,000 merino wool socks. They offer organic cotton clothing, wool shirts, and a wide range of men's clothing, women's clothing, underwear, hats, gloves, sweaters, shoes, outdoor gear, pet supplies, luggage, bed & bath, and household supplies. Most orders are shipped within 24 hours. Sierra Trading Post is part of The TJX Companies and they practice a wide range of sustainability initiatives including energy efficiency, waste reduction, inhouse recycling, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for one of their home office buildings, carbon offsets, solar and geothermal technologies on some buildings, and they hae begun testing alternative fuel vehicles for distribution. TJX is also committed to causes that help support families and children.

Reuseit - Reusable Storage

Reuseit offers products that help you reduce waste by eliminating disposables. Their products include reusable shopping bags, reusable zip lock bags, water bottles made from glass, metal, or BPA-free plastic, travel mugs, lunch boxes, food and snack containers, household storage, and kitchen preparation items. Reuseit strives to provide products that are practical, durable, made from sustainable materials, and made in accordance with fair labor & fair trade practices. Reuseit is a member of 1% For The Planet and donates at least 1% of all sales (not just profits) to environmental organizations. Their products are available for purchase online.

Eco-Freaks Handkerchiefs and Home Products

Eco-Freako produces their own unique products from organic cotton and botanically-based ingredients on the coast of British Columbia. Their first products, over 20 years ago, were reusable organic cotton handkerchiefs which they still hand sew themselves. They have since expanded to offer hundreds of handmade towels, linens, pillows, mattress pads, baby products, and their own line of botanical salves, oils, soaps, shampoo, insect repellents, and immune boosters. EcoFreako collaborates with area non-profit organizations and community projects. They offer free shipping on orders over $75 to Canada and the USA and low flat rate shipping worldwide.

Big Dipper Wax Works

Big Dipper Wax Works is committed to creating products and working conditions that contribute to the health of the community and the planet. They always use natural biodegradable ingredients including locally sourced 100% beeswax, pure essential oils, and 100% cotton wicks. Big Dipper uses minimal packaging, they reuse packing materials, and they use post-consumer recycled paper. The company recycles their own paper, cardboard, aluminum, and glass. To reduce waste further, Big Dipper sells bulk refills for many of their products. Big Dipper strives to use local suppliers when possible and they support a variety of organizations that are working to sustain a healthy beekeeping community. Big Dipper Wax Works sells their products online and they include a wide variety of beeswax candles, bulk beeswax, beeswax based lip and body balms, and candle holders.

Bee Hive Candles

Bee Hive Candles makes every candle by hand using only all natural, renewable resources like pure beeswax and an all cotton wick so you will be certain you are burning a candle that's safe, non-toxic and environmentally friendly. The Bee Hive Candle workshop is 100% powered by sustainable Green Power. Bee Hive Candles uses 100% pure beeswax with no filler or additives from beekeepers in the USA. Many candles sold as beeswax are not 100% pure beeswax. Their products are hand poured and finished. Bee Hive Candles keeps their labeling and packaging material to a minimum. All candle labels are printed on recycled paper using soy or vegetable inks. They reuse packaging and purchase recycled boxes. The company donates to organizations helping people who are less fortunate or in need of help. Bee Hive Candles is located in Washington and their products are available for purchase online with a low fixed shipping cost.

Zia & Tia Pure Luxury Organics

Zia & Tia Pure Luxury Organics is a Canadian business that began after the owner's adoption of their daughter from China. They offer organic, sustainable, and eco-friendly products for babies,  children, and dogs. Their products include hand knit and fair trade toys, hand knit baby dresses, sweaters, hats, shoes and blankets, hand knit dog sweaters, organic baby gifts, and organic fairtrade Peruvian Alpaca yarn. Their handmade knits are crafted stitch by stitch on 2 needles using organic cotton and organic wool. Their handknit toys are stuffed with certified Oeko-Tex polyfill and their fair trade toys are non-toxic. They work with suppliers who are committed to creating a more fair & sustainable world and they support organizations that help women and children. Products may be ordered online with worldwide shipping rates clearly displayed.

Wunder Budder - Skin Care

Wunder Budder natural skin care products are handcrafted in New Hampshire. With a commitment to environmental and social responsibility, Wunder Budder packages products in glass bottles and aluminum tins instead of plastic bottles, they use 100% recycled materials for shipping, their lip balm tubes are made from recycled plastic, they compost waste, use non-toxic cleaning supplies, and offer support to charities. Wunder Budder products include their original balm for lips and hands along with lip balms, facial scrubs, toners, and aromatherapy sprays.

The Orange Owl - Skincare

The Orange Owl produces all-natural, handmade, ecofriendly, chemical-free skincare products including soaps, lip balms, body butters and bath salts. Orange Owl products are free of parabens, dyes, silicones, phthalates, sulfates, fragrance oils, and petroleum products. They strive for green packaging and all our products are vegan. Based in Vermont, The Orange Owl's mission  is to provide simple and environmentally friendly alternatives to essential products used regularly in our lives. The company helps support The Schooling Project, an organization in India that works towards financing the education of underprivileged children. Orange Owl products are available online.

Solay Wellness - Salt Crystals

Solay Wellness produces salt crystal lamps, bath salts, table salt, and body care products using fair trade himalayan ingredients. Solay strives to make their manufacturing sustainable and they use recyclable and reusable packaging. The products they carry from other suppliers must meet specific standards for ecological and social conscience. Solay is dedicated to fair trade. They assist their supplier communities and local non-profit organizations and their salt crystals come from family-owned companies committed to fair trade and sustainable mining practices. Solay's flagship product is their salt lamp. Salt crystal lamps are natural air ionizers that can improve the quality of air in your room while enhancing wellness with an abundance of ions that help sleep, breathing, and immune functions. Their products are available for purchase online.

Sanctum - Organic Skincare

Sanctum is a certified organic and vegan manufacturer of skincare, body care, hair care, baby care and men's care products. Sanctum products are made with at least 75% certified organic ingredients and many are more than 95% organic. Sanctum is a member of Choose Cruelty Free, an independent Australian organization that accredits products not tested on animals. Sanctum is also certified with the U.K. based Vegan Society. Sanctum has planted over 20,000 trees through their donations to Seed the Change. Located in Australia with worldwide shipping.

Plantopia - Natural Soap

Plantopia soaps are handmade from scratch and do not contain artificial colorants, fragrances, or preservatives. The soaps are made from bases of vegetable oils including olive, coconut, palm, jojoba, avocado, shea butter, and palma christi oils and are scented using pure essential oils. Plantopia's soap labels are printed with soy ink and made with 100% post-consumer fiber. Plantopia donates to plant one tree for each 3-bar pack sold. Their soaps are available to purchase online.