Cover Story

Shop Like a Hero – No Cape Required


Think it’s a frustrating and time-consuming chore to find home products that are good for the earth? If so, Ryan Lewis might just be your “Hero.” — More.

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Fashion

Vote With Your Feet to End Youth Homelessness


While distributing socks in homeless shelters, two social entrepreneurs found a way to change the trajectory of young lives – with a “hippy” fashion brand that offers job training & employment.
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Wellness

Coconut Oil: Skincare with a Conscience


Coconut oil isn’t just for cooking anymore. Meet a company where high-quality skincare products drive a high-impact mission on behalf of exploited farmers, hungry kids, and disabled adults.
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Ben Higgins takes a knee to propose to Jess Clarke
Fashion

Fully “Engaged” in Helping Others


We believe every spending decision is a chance to do good – and weddings involve lots of those decisions. Here’s how one bride-to-be is using her big day to benefit others.
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Fashion

Fashioning a Future for Displaced People


Start with distinctive fabrics from around the world, then hire refugees to turn them into beautiful, sustainable fashion. At Threads by Nomad, that’s just part of the design for impact.
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Food & Drink

It’s a Beautiful Day for Refugees


Next time you’re at the supermarket, you can skip the cereal aisle because we found a small-batch granola maker that’s changing the lives of refugees. (Plus, the flavors are amazing!)
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General

Why I Buy: Elisabeth Gawlik-Williams


The founder of AWE Partners has a personal motto: “Every woman a changemaker, every business a social enterprise.” Here’s how she manifests that with her everyday spending.
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Fashion

When the Mission Dies


Need proof that your spending decisions matter? Check out three intriguing social enterprises that never found the consumer support they needed to accomplish their mission.
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A coffee cup in a heart-shaped pile of beans from Unsplash photographer Jessica Lewis
Food & Drink

A Coffee for Every Cause


Brewing at home more these days? Turn your coffee maker into a change maker when you buy your beans from a social enterprise that supports your favorite cause.
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A young barista with arms outstretched behind the counter of 321 Coffee
Food & Drink

Something Inclusive Is Brewing at 321 Coffee


A coffee shop in North Carolina is trying to model how businesses can include people with disabilities – and their new Elevate roast is letting consumers everywhere get in on the effort.
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Shea butter body lotion from Alaffia
Shift Your Gift

Shea Butter Body Lotion


Body lotion is a great stocking stuffer in the dry winter months, but not all brands offer goodness that goes beyond skin deep.
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Shift Your Gift

Plush Toys


Looking for a great child’s gift in the $20 range? Check our side-by-side comparison of stuffed dolphin toys – and learn which gift can help save marine life.
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Angel decorations by Ornaments 4 Orphans
Home

Make Your Christmas Tree a Giving Tree


If Christmas is a season for giving, then shouldn’t your tree reflect your values? Here’s how to give something back with your ornaments this year.
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A cardamom & clove scented candle from Bright Endeavors
Shift Your Gift

Scented Candles


Candles make a great stocking stuffer, but not every candle has the stuff of social impact. Check out the difference your gift could make.
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A blue scarf from RefuSHE
Shift Your Gift

Scarves


You want to give good gifts this year, but what about gifts that actually do some good? Check out the difference your scarf could make.
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Closeup of 3 women's feet in RoHo beaded sandals
Fashion

A Sandal Helps Give Poverty the Boot


Many fashionistas recognize the distinctive look of African beadwork, but it took a savvy aid worker to recognize the potential for marrying style and impact.
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Shift Your Gift

Tea Towels


You want to give good gifts this year, but what about gifts that actually do some good? Check out the difference your tea towel could make.
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Women holding plates stamped with words like GRATEFUL and BE KIND
Home

Finding Hope in the Mud


In Atlantic City, a nonprofit pottery studio offers gallery-worthy creations for the home – and a path out of poverty for disadvantaged women.
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Sterling earrings from Branded Collective
Shift Your Gift

Silver Earrings


You want to give good gifts this year, but what about gifts that actually do some good? See the difference your earrings could make.
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A girl at RefuSHE hangs tie-dyed fabric on a clothesline
Fashion

Unaccompanied Minors Become Unstoppable Women


Life is hard for any refugee, but for young girls who’ve lost both parents and country, life would seem to be a dead end … until RefuSHE helps re-write the narrative.
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A jumbled pile of travel size lotions from Thistle Farms, each bearing the slogan "Love Heals"
Wellness

Wellness Sells, While Love Heals


Can a single candle serve as a beacon for women survivors around the world? With a line of top-quality wellness products, Thistle Farms is proving the answer is “Yes.”
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