The Brands Making An Impact During Difficult Times
April 8, 2020
March 26, 2020
What We Considered
We’re all staying home, we’re all being bombarded with online retail sales, and watching the news every day is getting to us. During uncertain times, it's difficult to know whether that impulse purchase will actually ease our worries. That's exactly why we've rounded up top online brands that are looking past sales and using their voice to do something bigger. By now, you probably know that small businesses are heading into uncharted territory - and despite that this crew is using everything they've got to make a positive impact. You should feel damn good about purchasing something from any of them - I know we do.
Whether it be signing up for texts that spread joy with Summersalt, or reading up tips to living a successful WFH life with Sarah Flint’s CEO Mary Beech. Brands like Monica and Andy are even going the extra mile and lowering the prices of their GOT certified products to make them more accessible. It feels really good to know our go-to’s are looking out for us.
Note: 100% of profits of profits from this article's affiliate sales will be donated to No Kid Hungry, an organization that's helping to feed kids during the Coronavirus crisis. This article will be updated daily with brands making a positive impact for COVID-19 relief for the foreseeable future. Email us firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration. And stay safe.
Made In has decided to pull all of their out-of-season cookware out of inventory and put it back online for you to shop. All profits are donated to Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Fund, which provides funding to those who own or are employed by restaurants and bars that are faced with unforeseen expenses not covered by insurance.
Everlane is starting a movement with their 100% Human line. 100% of the profits their tees and sweatshirts will be donated directly to Feeding America. Now is the time to expand on your lounge wear wardrobe— you will be directly making a difference.
Guys, now is the time to decide to start taking care of your skin. If Huron’s already low and affordable skincare line hasn’t made its way onto your shower shelves, it will now. Huron will be donating 40% of all sales to Feeding America. So for goodness sakes, start washing your face.
The time to buy your Modern Citizen essentials is now. $10 from every order $150+ will be donated to support hunger relief through Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund. Modern Citizen will then match each donation with an extra $10.
Now is the time to stock up on Otherland’s incredible fragrances. Their new Awakening Collection will bring your home tranquility freeing up any added stress during this time. Order as many as you want knowing that Otherland will donate 10% of all proceeds this month to the Food Bank for New York City and offer 10% off all purchases with code SUNSHINE.
Since you won’t be rocking your latest shoe buy, stock up on some Comme Si socks. Keep your toes quarantined in buttery soft material to avoid any exposure to chilly floors or rogue puzzle pieces. Plus, Comme Si is donating 10% of sales to the Food Bank for New York City.
We know you, so we know that you’ve been wanting a pair of Allbirds for a while now. Grab them now, beginning March 24th, you can bundle any shoe purchase with a donation to immediately supply a pair of Wool Runners to a healthcare professional who’s already reached out to the brand. Already have a pair? It’s fine you can just donate.
Travel may be the last thing on your mind at the moment, but what about when this is all over? Refresh your luggage with Paravel as they’re offering 20% off sitewide and donating 15% of purchase processed to Direct Relief for the next two weeks.
For every box of tampons sold, Blume will immediately donate another box on your behalf to front-line workers in need. And if you are in need, it's easy to sign up for help right on their website. Front-line workers can also use code: THANKYOU2020 for 25% off any orders.
Buck Mason has created an anti-microbial non-medical use, 3 layer cotton mask with a layer of anti-viral coating that will last up to 30 washes. This way you can feel protected, and leave the medical-grade masks for the doctors, nurses, and front-line workers who need them. They've pledged the production of 100,000 face masks to ship nationally.
Start shopping for your summertime staples and save 25% off. For any orders over $125, Summersalt is donating $15 to No Kid Hungry to make sure that children are adequately fed to help families get through these challenging times.
Greats will be donating $15 from every purchase, which provides 15 days of food for a family of 3, to City Harvest NYC (@cityharvestnyc) from now through April 30th. Grab a pair of statement leather sneakers that you've been eyeing; giving back to families in need is a definite way to seal the deal.
Mate The Label
Mate has developed and produced a 3-layer protective mask made out of 100% cotton poplin, gauze and jersey. Please note this is not a direct purchase, but instead a donation to help Mate get face masks to doctors, workers, grocers, and front-line workers who need them.
Nacre is now running a 25% off sale and donating 10% of all sales to No Kid Hungry. Treat yourself to a beautiful watch made from high quality materials. It's a timeless piece with a quick release attachment to interchange bands that will allow your new watch to match any look.
Reformation is partnering with the City of Los Angeles to make masks in their LA factory for essential workers who need them. These non-medical masks will help anyone stay safe on the front line. Head to their site to make a donation.
Riley is running their Buy, Give, Donate program through the month of April. Riley will donate a Riley Jr item to Women in Need (win) and Robin Hood for every purchase made. In addition, for purchases above $300, Riley customers will also be able to gift an item to a friend or family member.
Monogram is taking a two-pronged approach to help out. All tees are now 25% off, and Monogram will be donating 10% of your sale to Feeding America. They've also begun manufacturing non-medical grade masks for us to purchase this way our frontline workers can stop feeling the strain of a shortage.
Universal Standard has already donated $250,000 worth of their foundation products to medical workers in need. Now, you can participate in their buy-one-give-one initiative that allows us to buy a foundation item and split the cost with Universal Standard to donate a piece to a medical worker on their waitlist.
American Giant has halted production of all regular products to help create medical grade HHS masks. By stopping their usual production they have been able to produce 1 million masks a week. So if the sweatshirt you want is out of stock, just know it's all for a greater good.
M. Gemi is now giving us 10% off any shoe purchase with a promise to donate 10% of sales to Direct Relief. Since all M. Gemi shoes are artisanally crafted in Italy, an M. Gemi purchase is a small step promise to their Italian workers that their way of life will soon continue.
Knix has gathered over $150,000 in donations through their Go Fund Me page that raises money to get PPE equipment to frontline workers. This finances the purchase of over 200,000 masks and gloves for clinics and hospitals nationwide.
Thursday has momentarily stopped the production of boots in their partnered factory in Mexico to make HK-19 polypropylene masks. These are not for sale, but instead 2,000 units are being donated a day to frontline workers. The best part is, these masks are washable and reusable.
Rockets Of Awesome
Rockets Of Awesome has committed to donating 2% of all sales in the month of April to the Good+ Foundation. To make donating feel even better, they are offering a site-wide sale starting at 25% off when you buy 6 or more items.
Boll and Branch
Boll and Branch has launched their #helpingfromhome goodness campaign. Using code GOODNESS, you will receive 10% off your entire purchase and 10% of the proceeds will fund the 1,000 mattresses and 5,000 pillows being donated to emergency medical operations in New York State.
Knot Standard is giving you $100 for every $200 you spend. Not only that, but 10% of the proceeds will be able to make and donate masks to Mt Sinai and Montefiore as well as DHL and UPS workers delivering goods to vulnerable cities.
Grab the most comfortable jeans on the market knowing that Revtown will be donating 2% of all sales to the Walter Reed Society. Not to mention, they're giving us buyers free shipping and free returns.
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