Ethical Gifting: 7 Companies Worth Supporting


Gift giving can be a simple yet effective way to show those close to you how much you care. If your love language is gifts (mine is!), receiving a thoughtful present, no matter how small, can make you feel loved, validated, and seen. What makes gift giving even better is when you're able to support companies that are committed to creating a better, more ethical world. Whether you want to support sustainable jobs for women across the globe, cruelty-free products, or the elimination of food deserts in the United States, here are seven do-good companies worth supporting.

1. Thistle Farms

Actually started by alumna of my university, Thistle Farms is based out of Nashville, TN and offers handmade products by women who are survivors of addiction, trafficking, violence, and extreme violence.

2. Krochet Kids

In a world full of fast-fashion, Krochet Kids is an apparel company working to inspire global change with an innovative business model that works to empower women by employing, training, and mentoring them in Northern Uganda and Peru.

3. Thrive Market

Looking for a way to purchase some of your favorite food products at a discount? Thrive Market is an online health food store with a unique perspective and the potential to transform food deserts in America. By purchasing a subscription for health foods at wholesale prices, you help Thrive award memberships to families in need.

4. Lush

This well-known company is on a mission to provide fresh, organic, handmade products that are good for your skin and the environment. Not to mention, they also work to fight animal testing. All products are cruelty-free and many are vegan.

5.  Pixie Mood

Pixie Mood is an accessories company that specializes in cruelty-free, vegan-friendly bags that are durable, stylish, and functional. Find backpacks, purses, wallets, passport covers and more.

6. The Little Market

The brain child of Lauren Conrad and Hannah Skvarla, this online, fair trade shop is a non-profit company working to support artisans across the world. Find everything from bags to candles to chocolate.

7. Lokai

Lokai sells beautiful bracelets that pack some serious punch. Each bracelet has a white bead that carries water from the top of Mount Everest and a black bead that carries mud from the Dead Sea. They represents the highest and lowest point on earth, respectively, reminding its wearer to stay humble and hopeful. Each month, the company comes out with a new bracelet color that will support a particular charity.