2021 Holiday Gift Guide: Shop Your Values, Support Social Equity

Eco-Friendly Gift Guide Social Equity Sustainable

Brands committed to social equity, balance purpose and profit by considering the impact of every decision on their workers, suppliers, communities, customers and environment. These brands believe their success can and should be a force for good, not just improving the bottom line or increasing investor dividends. Feel proud to shop these brands, knowing they use their profits and growth for a positive impact on all stakeholders, not just their shareholders.

Shop Social Equity Collection With Karmic Seed

Karmic Seed had one goal in mind, find a sustainable product to reduce single use plastics. From their journey they created a range of all natural products, made from agricultural by-products that would normally go to waste or be burned. Raw materials such as naturally fallen palm leaves and coconut shells are collected and only water and heat is used in manufacturing.  No chemicals and no additives so the natural beauty remains intact.  Items are 100% biodegradable and compostable supporting a circular economy.  SHOP NOW

Beige and white striped upcycled cotton lightweight throw

Hilana is a women owned, certified B Corporation manufacturing zero waste products with no dyes, no chemicals and no extra water. In three years Hilana has saved more than 5 tons of cotton from going to landfills and they are just getting started. Fair trade practices results in jobs for marginalized communities that pay a living wage and support the Denizli ancient weaving practice.  SHOP NOW 

 

Social equity hand woven baskets

Korissa is a socially responsible company supporting local communities in developing countries by providing generous wages, healthcare and education opportunities to local artisans, dedicated to preserving heritage crafts passed down from one generation of women to the next. Environmentally friendly products are ethically crafted, all natural materials and hand made for your home. Korissa is proudly working towards achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's). Sustainable Community - SDG11. Responsible Production - SDG12. Transparent Partnership- SDG8.  SHOP NOW 

ethically handcrafted blanket from Ecuador

 Beyond Borders Collective creates beautiful, ethically handcrafted blankets celebrating Ecuadorian culture and the heritage practices and designs of indigenous families from the highlands of Ecuador.  The blankets are a symbol of bridging the gap between cultures, creating equitable partnerships that empower indigenous artisans with fair employment practices, pay and creative control. Bring Ecuadorian culture into your home.  SHOP NOW  

We think these products are perfect gifts for anyone and you are supporting brands that are transparent in their desire to put people over profit. These brands are committed to making a sustainable impact with regenerative products that encourage a circular economy while paying living wages, celebrating diversity, supporting education, providing healthy work environments and saying no to child labor.

  SHOP OUR SOCIAL EQUITY COLLECTION  

Thanks for reading,

Savvy

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Inspiring Reads -  BetterWorldBooks.com

Fund literacy and protect the planet when you buy books from Certified B Corporation, Better World Books. To date Better World Books has donated over 31 million books, raised over $32 million to fund literacy programs and libraries and reused or recycled over 386 million books keeping them out of our landfills.

Buy Books, Spread Literacy

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AKS - Two sisters passionate about women's development and the planet established Aks which in Urdu language means reflection. 80% of women's lives in emergent nations is connected to textiles so they focus on manufacturing a product connected to the lives of women.  Hand embroidered sneakers are made using Fairtrade certified organic cotton with 100% natural rubber outer soles. No plastic, no man made synthetics, no toxic chemicals and no blends makes it safer for the women picking the cotton and saves 92% water compared to conventional cotton. The hand embroidery preserves a heritage craft and results are comfortable, beautiful, one of a kind, lightweight, naturally bio-degradable sneakers. What you wear is a reflection of you so shop AKS now.

VIVAIA offers a wide selection of comfortable, stylish women's shoes that are eco-friendly and zero waste by using upcycled materials and 3D technology. Plastic bottles are recycled to make thread, wool comes from happy sheep, infused herbs neutralize insole odors, carbon-free outsoles, simple packaging from recycled cardboard and a commitment to audit and monitor factory conditions for fair, safe employee first working conditions using renewable energy.  Flats are machine washable, heeled shoes hand washing recommended.  Click on your personal style and step into conscious comfort.

VIVAIA Boots   VIVAIA New Collections   VIVAIA Loafers   

VIVAIA-Eco-friendly Footwear

Santicler manufactures beautiful, easy to care for women's apparel, made with nontoxic materials from renewable resources for the lowest environmental impact . Committed to social responsibility, material ethically sourced and zero waste processes. Packaging is recycled or biodegradable materials without compromising on quality.  As summer winds down we encourage you to jump to their site and get ready for cooler weather with soft, luxurious apparel and accessories. Shop Santicler products.

East Fork Pottery takes a stand for social equality.  Partnering with community outreach organizations to stretch outside their comfort zone; paying employees a living wage, they are now working towards increasing wages to a family living wage.  Receiving Carbon Neutral Certification and B Corporation Certification has inspired them to make even greater changes. East Fork's About Page was part of our inspiration for starting The Savvy Elephant. AND we haven't even touched on how stunning and beautiful their pottery is!  See for yourself by clicking through to the East Fork Website.  

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