Tackling some of the world’s most pressing challenges can seem overwhelming, maybe even impossible. After all, what can you possibly do to combat habitat destruction and protect endangered wildlife? Well, actually, you can help by shopping. Okay, well not exactly. There are companies that have made it their mission to protect endangered wildlife and their habitats. It would be pretty cool to have your purchases match your passions by supporting businesses that give back to our planet. These brands that consciously produce items and give back are your new go-to’s when looking for a gift idea for a friend or yourself.
WILDLIFE CONSERVATION CANDLES BY KIND AND SIMPLE
Kind and Simple donates 10% of its proceeds from its Wildlife Conservation Candles collection to the Wildlife Conservation Network to protect endangered species and their habitats. Kind and Simple’s founder is an animal conservationist and former zoologist with a master’s degree in wildlife science, so this company truly has its heart in it.
SUNSHINE, TURMERIC + LEMONGRASS BODY SOAP BY MADISON SOAP COMPANY
Palm oil is a common ingredient in many soaps and cosmetics, but it’s a huge problem. Harvesting palm oil causes mass deforestation in rainforests like the Amazon and in Malaysia and Indonesia. Madison Soap Company makes each of its organic, vegan soaps with strictly regulated Rainforest Alliance Certified palm oil.
TURKISH TOWEL BY SAND CLOUD
Who doesn’t want to rest on a luxurious Turkish towel? A Sand Cloud towel is hand-loomed in Turkey using extra soft Turkish cotton. Sand Could use only recycled packaging products and recycled plastics. They also donate 10% of all profits to marine life conservation organizations like the Marine Conservation Institute and the Pacific Marine Mammal Center.
LION BRACELET BY DIVINITYLA
DivinityLA is a super cool brand that hires local Los Angeles artisans to handcraft each bracelet. You can choose from wildlife-themed options like panda, koala, giraffe, and penguin. The company will donate a portion of the proceeds to a charity related to that animal. How cool is that? Fashion-forward for good.