7 Socially Conscious Brands Involved With Causebox
Causebox is a subscription box service created by Sevenly through which customers receive handpicked products from socially conscious brands. Causebox also partners with different charities to help raise funds. Some charities or causes behind Causebox include, Tribe-Alive, Trees for the Future and Bloom and Give, just to name a few. While most curated subscription boxes just send products that match your style, Causebox tells you why they chose each brand and how each brand gives back.
Some of the items included in the subscription box include: exclusive artwork that supports global and local artists, homewares that give back to charity, apparel that empowers artisans, accessories that create opportunities for women and jewelry that creates Fair Trade jobs.
7 Socially Conscious Brands Involved With Causebox
Pencils of Promise
Currently, there are 250 million children in the world that are unable to read. Pencils of Promise, a nonprofit organization, is fighting to tackle this issue by working to build schools and create educational opportunities for children living in poverty around the world. Pencils of Promise, also known as PoP, has built more than 300 schools in developing countries while supporting and training teachers. By working with local and national governments to identify which communities need the most help, PoP believes the programs will leave a lasting impact. According to the organization, “If all students in low-income countries left school with basic reading skills, 171 million people could be lifted out of poverty – a 12 percent cut in world poverty.”
Tribe-Alive is a women’s clothing store that partners with women in Guatemala, Haiti, India, Honduras and Fort Worth, Texas. The company provides at-risk women in vulnerable areas with safe working environments and appropriate living wages. The women in these countries create handmade clothing, handbags and various accessories. By employing these women, Tribe Alive empowers them to climb out of poverty and live a successful life.
Half United is a fashion company that works to fight world hunger. Hunger and malnutrition lead to more than 50 percent of child deaths around the world. With every purchase from Half United, seven meals are provided to children in need, helping to combat the number of children in hunger. With partners in Haiti, Fiji, Cambodia and the United States, Half United also provides jobs and empowers families. Some of the company’s work includes partnering with Elevating Christian Ministries in Haiti, which provides daily bread to 5,000 students, Toms shoes and other retailers around the world. While the company partners with many different foundations, it is well-known for its flagship recycled bullet necklace that symbolizes the fight against world hunger.
Good Spread Peanut Butter
With every purchase of Good Spread Peanut Butter, a malnourished child receives a serving of therapeutic peanut butter. MANA is a “ready-to-use therapeutic food,” which is essentially a paste made from peanuts, milk powder and vitamin and mineral supplements, that is used to treat severe acute malnutrition, the leading cause of death for 2.6 million children under the age of 5. Though this paste is not yet readily available to every child in need, Good Spread Peanut Butter strives to “put a dent in global malnutrition.”
Krochet Kids Intl
Krochet Kids Intl is a lifestyle brand that empowers women in Uganda, India and Peru to rise above poverty. In 2007, the founders of Krochet Kids Intl traveled to Uganda and trained women to crochet. By teaching women in poverty to crochet and thus providing jobs, Krochet Kids Intl is breaking the cycle of poverty. The brand also works with the nonprofit, Capable, to provide education, mentorship and financial services to its employees.
Trees for the Future
This nonprofit organization helps communities by planting trees in more than 60 countries. The Forest Garden Program is its
solution to ending hunger and poverty for small farmers. By working with farmers living in poverty, Trees for the Future provides training, seeds and nursery supplies to guide farmers towards a sustainable solution to hunger. By following the Forest Garden Program, families increase their income, eat healthier foods, gain security from market risks, pests and harsh
weather. They are also able to acquire feed for livestock and fuel from the wood. Overall, these farmers are not only creating a better life for themselves but for the environment as well.
Bloom and Give
Nearly 1.5 million girls in India are forced to get married before they turn 18. Bloom and Give is a company that employs Indian women to create bags, scarves and homemade textiles. By employing these women, Bloom and Give is supporting girls’ education in India, which is one of the best ways to escape the cycle of “childhood marriage, pre-teen pregnancy
and domestic abuse,” according to the company’s website. Ten percent of every purchase goes to girls’ education programs in India. These programs fight gender inequality, re-integrate dropouts, build essential infrastructure and more.
– Andrea Rodriguez