Last year we featured a holiday gift guide by location (LA, DC, and virtual). This year, we’ve curated a list of some of our favorite gifts by recipient. All the recommendations touch on sustainability, clean supply chain, fair labor practices, and double bottom lines.
For the Little Ones: Toys from Global Goods Partners
As a not-for-profit social enterprise, Global Goods Partners (GGP) is committed to providing sustainable jobs for women—widely proven to be the key to community development and family wellbeing. In partnership with women-led, community-based organizations, GGP taps into the rich well of skill and artistry that is passed from one generation of women to the next. GGP invests all proceeds from product sales in developing sustainable market access as well as providing training and funding to enable their partners to prosper and thrive well into the future.
We can’t stop fawning over the adorable Knit Alpaca Stuffed Baby Penguin hand knit by Peruvian artisans and think this Fair Trade Soccer Ball is a must buy for the athlete in your family. Its club quality and hand stitched by Afghan women, a part of the DOSTI, a project of Bpeace.
For New Homeowners: Inspiration from The Good Trade
Founded in Los Angeles in November 2014, The Good Trade covers conscious fashion, beauty, food, wellness, travel and lifestyle. The Good Trade’s readers are enthusiastic, conscious women and men who care deeply about the brands they support.
The Good Trade was built on the fundamental idea that consumers are capable of driving significant social change through their everyday purchases, consumer preferences and lifestyle choices.
For the Person that Beats to Their Own Drum: The Time Travel Mart
This tongue and cheek mart calls itself ‘the convenience store for time travelers’! The Time Travel Mart has been here since the beginning of time so no matter the era, they have just the thing to help you through your travels. All proceeds help support the free programs at 826LA, a nonprofit writing and tutoring organization.
Want more ideas? See the second part of this post here. Starfish Impact doesn’t receive anything in return for highlighting these products and services. If you know of other great ideas for the holidays, or other social enterprises we should know about, let us know today!
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