1. Ivory Ella
Ivory Ella makes elephant-printed clothes, jewelry, and accessories for men and women in an effort to raise money for research, prevention, and awareness of ivory trade. Ten percent of all profits go to Save the Elephants, and the company has donated more than $285,000 since it opened in April 2015.
Toms is a shoe company known for giving one pair of shoes to a child in need for each pair purchased. It partnered with National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative to reverse the decline of big cats like lions, cheetahs, and jaguars around the world. As well as donating shoes, Toms is now partnering with nonprofit animal conservation organization to raise funds and awareness for animal protection. Shop the collection here.
3. I Heart Dogs
A percentage of a purchase at I Heart Dogs will help feed shelter dogs. The company lets you know your impact by telling you how many animals the product you purchased feeds. For example, short-sleeved shirts feed seven, sweatshirts feed fifteen, and mugs feed five. It offers a huge selection of funny and cute designs, and donated 214,779 meals to dogs in January through Rescue Bank.
Hendrick & Co. sells apparel and accessories for men, women, and dogs to support animal rescues and shelters. It has partnered with over 400 animal shelters across the United States and donated over $750,000 to help animals. Each month, $10 from each product purchased goes to its partners.
The Elephant Pants is a corporate sponsor of the African Wildlife Foundation to prevent elephant poaching. Right now, its donations are going to fund the rangers and parks used to protect the elephants, and it’s donated over $190,000. Plus, its seamstresses in Thailand make double the standard wage and are given health care.
Dsenyo is a fair-trade gifts company that aims to create jobs in communities where job opportunities are scarce. This jewelry collection is made from snare wire traps that were collected on anti-poaching patrols in Zambia. With every piece of jewelry sold, the company donates $5 to conservation groups in Zambia that are fighting poaching.
Pura Vida is a bracelet company that donates to a variety of causes. A portion of profits from its Animal Awareness collection will be donated to charities devoted to saving dolphins, orcas, sharks, orangutans, pandas, and many more. Between $1 and $6 from each bracelet sold (depending on the cost) is donated to the animal-designated charity.
Freedom of Animals has three different charities it donates to — 10% of the purchase price of the tassels goes to the Ian Somerhalder Foundation, which aims to positively impact the environment and its animals; 10% of sales from the elephant necklace goes to elephant conservations in Africa; and the bags are made with eco-faux leather and a portion of sales will go to the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya.
KôZ is a hat company advocating for global change. It donates to eight different efforts (such as hunger in Africa and music programs in schools), and customers can choose which cause to donate to. For its animal effort, it donates 10% of profits to Friends of Animals to support animal rescue and rehabilitation.
DivinityLA is a company in Los Angeles that makes semiprecious stone bracelets with a purpose. With the purchase of each bracelet, $1 is donated to a designated charity: The “Panda” design proceeds will go to Pandas International, the “Sea Turtle” proceeds will go to the Sea Turtle Conservatory, and “Ella” proceeds will go to the International Elephant Conservation.
Hashtag Collectibles is a Mountain View–based company of artists who create products based off of fun things on the internet. The blobfish was named the “world’s ugliest animal,” so they made a stuffed animal version. However, these pink fish are going extinct, so 10% of profits are being donated to the Sea Shepard Conservation Society to help save the blobfish from extinction.
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