Giving Tuesday: Highlighting Giften Brands that Give Back!

Giving Tuesday: December 3, 2019

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Today's the day! What better time to highlight the companies giving back to causes near and dear to their hearts?

We're lucky to be able to partner with these charitable brands, and want to do our part to spread the word about their quality products and community give back initiatives. 

While this list is by no means exhaustive, we're featuring 10 Giften brands and their unique charitable causes. 

10 Giften Brands Giving Back Today and Everyday

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1. Duke Cannon
"Duke Cannon Supply Company is serious about its commitment to giving back to the men and women serving our country. That's why a portion of our proceeds directly supports veteran causes." These causes include: 

2. Bee Bella
"Bee Bella wants to offer a product that makes the world a better place. We do this through thoughtfully sourcing our ingredients, donating to honey bee research, and keeping our used containers out of landfills."

Bee Bella has created the Landfill Free Program, so that used containers can be properly disassembled and upcycled. 

In addition, "Bee Bella lip balm provides funding to research the honey bee epidemic, sources only organic ingredients, ensures that farmers around the world are treated fairly and work in humane conditions, boycotts any ingredients tested on animals, and supports US manufacturing." That's one hard-working lip balm!

3. Larissa Loden Jewelry

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In addition to supporting women, artisans, mothers, and students, the Larissa Loden team "donates 5% of our profits to Cookie Cart, a nonprofit teaching teens life, leadership, and small business skills through experience and training in an urban bakery. In addition we have given over $25,000 to causes we care about."

4. Earth Harbor Naturals
With your help, EARTH HARBOR makes contributions to the following organizations through every dollar made:

"We've teamed up with 1% For The Planet® to dedicate all sales to protecting the world's oceans + solving the global water crisis!"

5. Juniper Ridge 
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Stewardship initiatives truly set Juniper Ridge apart from other plant-based brands. In fact, "10% of all of our profits are annually donated to a portfolio of Western Wilderness Defense organizations. We revel in the intact forest habitats of the West, and tirelessly work to promote education as to how best to protect them."

What's more? "All of our plants are wildharvested with the utmost sensitivity and respect for the existing wildscape. We return to the same stands year after year to carefully monitor regrowth. We never use alien or invasive species and are actively involved in native plant restoration projects from San Diego to Seattle. "

6. Touchland
Touchland is taking "hygiene to a whole new level" and making a difference while doing it. 

Founder Andrea says, "We want to make a positive impact in the world & that’s why we created our social campaign touchlives. We dedicate 5% of our profits to send our sanitizing hygiene solutions to developing countries where there’s water scarcity & many kids die every day from diarrheal diseases caused by a lack of safe water, sanitation and basic hygiene.

We want to give back to society the support we’ve received and help communities where hygiene is critical to survive."

7. bkr 
In 2016 founders Tal & Kate "made a decision to breakup with single-use plastic water bottles, but they fundamentally disliked the metal and plastic reusable options. In 2007, the friends committed to solving the issue and worked nights, weekends and every spare moment dreaming up their ideal solution."

Today, bkr partners with the Obakki Foundation to  drill water wells in South Sudan, Cameroon and Uganda. 

8. Tea Drops
Tea Drops is also passionate about bringing clean water to those who need it the most.

"While there is no resource as important to the preparation of tea as water, there is also also no other resource as transformational for people's lives as water! Yet, millions of people in this world still do not have access to basic, clean water."

Tea Drops has partnered with Thirst Project, an impactful non-profit, LA startup focused on making clean water accessible, to fundraise for global water projects.

To date, Thirst Project has funded nearly 2,000 water projects in 13 countries, making clean water available to over 300,000 people.

9.  Cait + Co
Cait and Co. Lovin' Soap Project

When you purchase Cait + Co products (includes sub-brands: Luxe Apothecary, Aquamarine, and Urban Wick), you are strengthening economic opportunities for women living in poverty. In fact, 5% of proceeds go directly to the Lovin' Soap Project, which sets up workshops on the ground in countries like Senegal, Uganda, Tibet, India, and Haiti. 

"Instead of implementing a short term fix and leaving, the Lovin' Soap Project goes directly into these communities for extended periods of time to teach women and girls the art of soap making."

Giften Market
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Yep, that's us! 

A portion of each Giften purchase funds programs to empower women entrepreneurs by providing access to capital, education, and digital resources through the Tory Burch Foundation.  

We're passionate about supporting emerging entrepreneurs and underrepresented business owners and know that a little early stage support can go a long way. 

Women own 4 out of every 10 businesses in the U.S. Yet, only 1.7% of all women-owned businesses ever reach the $1 million revenue mark. Women entrepreneurs are a vital part of our economy, but women struggle to access critical business resources to start and grow their business compared to male counterparts.

The Tory Burch Foundation recognizes these issues and has developed programs to advance women's empowerment and entrepreneurship. 

Thanks for shopping Giften and supporting this important cause! 

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