I’m not a fashion blogger- although I try to share some fashion posts and pictures. This is one that I wanted to post for a long time and kept putting it on the back burner. I originally wrote it for a Step Up article and wanted to share it here also with a few tweeks. So without further ado, here is my post on shopping that gives back.  

Sharing some awesome stores/sites that give back when you go shopping there!

Sevenly

Sevenly is like the holy grail of shops that give back. They donate 7% of the products you buy to several different charities. It offers all kinds of handmade items that are ethically made and socially conscious like shirts, mugs, jewelry and tons more. They work with charities that support military families, teachers and more! 

The Giving Bracelets

Bracelets that change lives?! I’m in! 10% of the proceeds are given to CASA for children. TGB has an abundant of cute and special bracelets for you to choose from and they do custom orders that might be named after you-brb going to make a bracelet and hope they name it after me!

Ivory Ella

They just rolled out their November surprise box! There’s nothing more than a good mail day and this box ensures it!  Not only are their shirts  seriously awesome (and pretty much everywhere), but they give 10% of their net profits to save the elephants. Besides adorable shirts, they they sell water bottles, accessories, jackets, intimates and bottoms.

Twice As Warm

A GIANT wind gust just shook the house and I’m reminded that I’m lucky enough to be sheltered from it. Others aren’t quite so blessed. Since we are heading into the colder months we’re in the colder months, this company is the place to go! Their mission is that when you buy a hat, pair of gloves or a scarf they give a warm item to someone in need. BONUS: their products are made in the USA.

Serengetees

I’m slightly obsessed with them. The original pocket tees? So effing cute! Serengetees started with 2 college kids collecting fabric from all over the world. They started making t-shirts in their dorm room, now they boast shirts, headwear, accessories, bags and home goods. Not only do they support the people who make the fabrics by buying them by the truckload, they also donate 10% to other causes.

Image via HerCampus

Out of Print

I’m a giant bookworm (I’m finally ahead of schedule with my book reading goal!) so I’m pretty much lusting over everything there. A portion of their proceeds go to literacy programs and book donations to communities in need. They sell t-shirts, accessories, home and office even baby clothes! P.S. I needed this pin like yesterday. 

Best Friends

If you’ve seen this post and this tweet you know that I’m a total dog lover so this site warmed my heart.  Sometimes I can’t stand to go to shelters because I want to adopt all the animals there. Best Friends Animal Society strives toward providing animals a safe, loving and forever home. Each purchase helps them fund their campaign.

Amazon Smiles

What I love about Amazon Smiles is that you pick the charity you would like to donate to within your regular Amazon purchase (come on, you know you’re always shopping there).

What sites/stores have you discovered while shopping that gives back?

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  • I love these picks! Nothing better than a company that gives back.

    • Agreed! Do some good while you treat your self haha.

  • Anna Hubbard

    I love brands that give back!

  • Aww I hadn’t heard of Best Friends but now I definitely want to buy some of my Christmas gifts from there!

  • I love companies that allow me to shop for a cause! I purchase through Amazon quite a bit and I always make sure to do it through Amazon Smile. It doesn’t give back a huge amount, but it’s better than nothing and with how much money and purchases go through Amazon nowadays, if everyone used Smile we would generate a huge amount for our causes!

  • Kasia

    These are some great ideas. I haven’t heard of any of these companies so I’ll have to check them out. This sounds like a fabulous idea.

  • Nana Akua Mensah

    Love when companies are socially conscious!

  • I love amazon smile! It’s great to be able to support a charity while late night ordering craft supplies I don’t need!

    • Lol it makes my impulse buys a little more worth it.

  • My Veteran Woman Life

    Amazon Smile is always my favorite because I’m shopping anyway so its so easy to just go through their smile portal!

  • Jordyn Upchurch

    I love seeing posts like this! Each October I share a round-up of products that donate to Breast Cancer Research & Awareness because my mother-in-law fought and beat that disease, so buying products that give back are always at the top of my list!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern and Style

  • I love companies that give back to the community…great post!

  • This is a great list, and a great reminder as we head in to the heavy-spending holiday season!

    • Haha the timing of this post was too good not to miss.

  • I LOVE Ivory Ella! Proud to be an affiliate with!

  • ahh i love companies that give back! i dont shop at ivory ella because i normally do elephant pants but need tocheck the out

  • I have only heard of Ivory Ella, so it’s nice to learn about more.
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  • Miss ALK

    Ugh I always forget about Amazon Smile- thank you for that reminder with the holiday season on the way! 🙂

    xoxo A
    http://www.southernbelleintraining.com

  • Ash Neverson

    Wow I never knew these companies. It’s so great to give back!

  • I’ve only ever heard of Sergentees! Need to check out the rest.

  • So many people I know shop Ivory & Ella! They have really cute tees.
    -Nicholle
    http://www.nichollesophia.com

  • Paige Rankin

    I have never heard of any of these. I love the Love Your Melon hats. They donate one to a child with cancer when you purchase a hat!

    xoxo, Paige
    http://www.midwesterncharmblog.com

    • They’re great! Love their stuff.

  • Thena Reading-Franssen

    Wow, this is awesome. I never have heard of this, so I am super happy that you did this post!

  • McKennableu

    Love Amazon smile. Makes me feel a little better about spending money. Ha! I have mine going to a local dog rescue group.

    • Haha me too! Aww what a good cause.

  • NICOLE SHILLINGS

    I LOVE this! What a wonderful way to give great gifts to your loved ones and back to the world. Thank you for sharing this.

  • Marissa Pedersen

    I haven’t heard of these before! What a unique idea.

  • Tara Liston Fuller

    love this post! i’m always looking for more companies that give back to the world!

    • I never realized that there were so many!

  • Makaela Premont

    I’ve only heard about Ivory Ella from this list, but totally going to check out some of the other sites that you mentioned. I love supporting brands that give back and try to help the community.

    -xo, Makaela
    http://www.uniquelymickie.com

    • Ivory Ella has the cutest things!

  • I love this so much! You know I love supporting small businesses and even more than that, I love shopping businesses that give back. I’ll be keeping these in mind when i’m doing all my holiday shopping!

  • shootingstarsmag

    Oh, I love Out of Print! I think they have amazing products and I really appreciate that they give back.

    -Lauren
    http://www.shootingstarsmag.net

    • I can seriously spend hours looking through their site and wanting everything haha.

  • My husband & I use Amazon Smiles for his family’s ministry in Zimbabwe!

  • Courtney Drew

    I’ve heard about Serenge Tee before, its nice to know there are others like it!

  • Devon Perry

    I am a Campus Crew member for Love Your Melon! They donate 50% of their proceeds to their non-profit partners and the campus crews do giving events at Children’s hospitals and with families all across the country (and as of yesterday, internationally!!!). Also – their stuff is super cute.