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5 Spring Brands That Give Back to the Community

I started out wanting to blog this month about Spring trends. The more I started to outfit plan to share my must have list with you mamas, the more compelled I felt to detour a bit. Being a mom of three keeps me extremely busy and I don’t often get to donate my time. What better way to give back than to shop with socially responsible retailers whose number one goal is to better the lives of others?

Last year I found the Instagram account Unlock Hope. They carry cool graphic tees that have positive, encouraging messages on them. I thought, “Wow how perfect would that be for my kids!” So I ordered a few shirts with various sayings: “Be the change”, Be a kind human” + “Fear is a liar.” We have to buy our kids clothes anyway so why not send them out in the world with a little positivity? 

I’ve become much more conscious of what brands I shop and how every purchase will positively impact people’s lives locally and abroad. I’m going to share with you my style guide for 5 spring brands (though I shop from them regularly) that are making a huge impact on education for women, providing healthcare, clean water, and basic human needs that most of us are lucky to have at our fingertips.

Unlock Hope

Based In | USA
Best For | Tees
Product Range | Men, Women + Kids
Price Range | $-$$

 Graphic Tees for the entire Family

Mission Statement– Solely through the sale of our products we are able to fully fund the hostel and provide everything necessary for these girls to receive an education.  Health care, food, tuition, utilities, transportation, support staff, school fees, clothing, uniforms, toiletries, school supplies, books and more are completely paid for – all thanks to your purchases!

Me to We

Based In | USA
Best For | Accessories
Product Range | Women
Price Range | $

A line of gorgeous accessories for all ages.

Me to We Rafikis– In Swahili, the word for friend is rafiki. Wear your passion for changing the world and spark a wave of positive change with this rafiki that gives one month of school supplies to a person in a community overseas.

 TOMS

Based In | USA
Best For | Shoes
Product Range | Men, Women + Kids
Price Range | $-$$

Another feel-good brand that can dress the entire family.

The Gift of Shoes– Our Giving Shoes are brand new and made for school and play. We provide multiple styles and offer a range of sizes to fit kids from toddlers to teens.

The Shine Project

Based In | USA
Best For | Accessories
Product Range | Women’s Accessories
Price Range | $

Our very own home grown local feel good brand.

The Shine Project has opened their headquarters in downtown Phoenix. It’s a place where students come after school to hand make your jewelry. They are involved in running everything from customer service, shipping, jewelry design, t-shirt design, new product design, sales, and events. Students who are given scholarships through the nonprofit are then given jobs through Threads, so they can be mentored and guided every step of the way.

Elegantees

Based In | USA
Ethics | Fair Trade Certified, Artisan-Made
Best For | Tees
Product Range | Women’s Tees + Dresses
Price Range | $

“Elegant tees” and dresses are designed in NYC and sewn by women who have overcome sex trafficking in Nepal. A positive source of income that reinforces independence, a healthy self-image, and confidence restores lives one elegant tee at a time. Elegantees carries super-soft, colorful tees and dresses for a great cause.

Do you have a favorite socially responsible brand you love to shop from? Tell us all about it!

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