Whenfounder Bob Dalton’s mother found herself homeless in 2013, Bob began to call homeless shelters and ask what they needed most. The overwhelming response? Blankets. This response led to the formation of Sackcloth & Ashes.
All blankets are made with recycled fabrics, mulesing-free wool (which is ethically responsible), and eco-dyes. For every blanket you purchase, Sackcloth & Ashes provides a blanket to your local homeless shelter. Partnered with over 500 shelters around the United States, Sackcloth & Ashes donates blankets based on the zip code of the shipping address. All international donation blankets are sent to the LA Mission or NYC Mission.
2. Canvas Home
Founded in 2008 by British designer and entrepreneur Andrew Corrie, Canvas Home is a collection of modern, sustainable home goods inspired by the beauty of handcrafted objects. From serveware and dinnerware to lighting fixtures and linens, their motto of “simple, sustainable, style” rings true for all products.
In addition to using sustainable materials, Canvas Home believes in supporting artisans in developing countries, so they give 10% of their profits to Aid to Artisans to directly help artisans around the world.
Also considered a socially responsible brand, Parachute is one of the top home brands that gives back. Specializing in bedding, bath, and other home décor, Parachute uses only the highest quality materials for its products. For every one of their Venice Bedding sets sold, one life-saving, malaria prevention bed net is donated to the United Nations Foundation Nothing but Nets campaign.
Talk about a brand that gives back. As a Certified B Corp, Leesa meets the highest standards of overall social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability, aspiring to use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. For every mattress sold, Leesa plants a tree, and for every 10 mattresses sold, Leesa donates a mattress to a 501(c)(3) that serves homeless and at-risk men, women, and children.
5. Beastly Threads
This company incorporates elegant designs, sustainable materials, and ethical manufacturing practices into its pillows, table runners, napkin sets, and tea towels. With every product sold, a portion of profits goes to habitat and wildlife preservation efforts to help animals on the Endangered Species list.
Each of the Beastly Threads animals on the Endangered Species list are at risk of extinction due to global warming, overfishing, pollution, disease, and habitat loss. So, buy a textile from Beastly Threads and you could be saving a Cerulean Warbler or honeybee.
This mattress brand pulls together the masses to fight homelessness. When you post a picture or video of your Puffy mattress on Instagram and tag @puffymattress and #shareapuffy in your post, the company will donate a brand new Puffy mattress to a children’s shelter (for every 20 posts from different followers).
They also have a #JumpForKids challenge that donates mattresses to shelters for homeless youth as long as you post a photo of you jumping on a bed to Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, tag the photo with #jumpforkids, and nominate three or more friends to complete the challenge within 24 hours. You know you’ve always wanted to jump on the bed, so here’s your chance.
7. Tuft & Needle
Since it’s foundation, Tuft & Needle has intentionally focused on giving back to the community. From creating a hassle-free fundraising program for students to donating mattresses to nonprofits to volunteering time to local communities, Tuft & Needle sure knows how to give back.
FEED’s mission is to end world hunger through tangible items like bags, shirts, and home accessories. Each product is stamped with a number that shows how many meals your purchase will give to a family in need. You can buy FEED products on their website or at West Elm.
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