Giving. Its the New Getting.
(eCo)nscious Market is a self-proclaimed “For-Benefit” online commerce site based in Boulder, Colorado. They tout that their products are the finest ecologically and socially responsible products available, and the company donates a minimum of 10% of every purchase to a non-profit organizations. The even go so far as to let the buyer “hand-pick” the program that receives the donation funded by their purchase.
A sampling of organizations that are listed on the eConscious Market include:
-Urban Sprouts: uses school gardens to help youth engage in school, eat better, and connect with the environment and each other.
-The Jane Goodall Institutes works to protect chimpanzees and their habitats, supports community-centered development projects in ecologically-significant areas, and engages youth in making a positive difference.
-The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.
-Global Culture of Women Project, Celebrating the global voice of women ~ a beautiful revolution.
-Bead for Life, eradicates extreme poverty by creating bridges – Ugandan women make jewelry out of recycled paper and Americans open their homes and hearts to buy and sell the beads.
And that’s just a tidbit of the charities benefiting every time someone shops. And the best part of it all? You won’t feel bad for shopping, and the merchandise on this site is amazing.
I fell in love with sooo many things here, that if it weren’t for the money of mine making its way to charity right now, I just might be feeling the lightness in my wallet 🙂
This Large Stingray cuff, made of 100% recycled materials.
Or this Vy & Elle Portfolio crafted from Recycled billboards.
Or their cool line of 100% recycled notebooks. I AM a sucker for office supplies, I know.
Posted on January 8, 2009, in bags, clothes, Find of the Day, for the home, for the kiddies, jewelry, Make A Difference, Organizations, Reading and writing and tagged charity, clothing, donations, eco, fair-trade, green, jewlery, recycled, repurposed. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.