Welcome to the 2019 1 Girl Revolution Gift Guide! We have a great podcast episode detailing a number of companies that donate a portion of their proceeds to good causes and we have a great new gift guide for 2019 with even more great companies, supporting great causes and working to make the world a better place!
While the Holidays are a time when most people are shopping for gifts for others, we all find reasons to give gifts throughout the year too – graduation, birthdays, anniversaries, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and so much more. Our hope is that this gift guide will help you throughout this Christmas and holiday season, but also help you find the perfect present for those you love – for any occasion or just because!
We have the power to change the world through our lives – and through our purchases. Below you’ll find the 2019 1 Girl Revolution Gift Guide — a quick summary of the company, what you’ll find on their site and how they give back.
Able: Able is company based in Nashville, TN. Able is a lifestyle brand that hopes to end generational poverty by providing economic opportunities for women. Here you’ll find another of beautiful leather goods including bags, wallets and more. They also carry shoes and other apparel. The options are truly endless.
One Hope Wine: OneHope was founded by eight friends with a lofty vision: to do good while drinking wine. They sell quality wine, and a portion of the proceeds go to good causes. To date they have donated more than $3 million, provided 46,000 people with global health care, 49,000 forever homes for shelter animals, 1.8 million meals for children, and much more.
Rebel Nell: Based in Detroit, Rebel Nell employees homeless women, teaching them a trade – jewelry making. Each piece of jewelry created is one-of-a-kind created from graffiti flakes that have fallen off the walls around Detroit. All proceeds from products sold go back to support the women working at Rebel Nell. Click here to watch the 1 Girl Revolution interview with the co-founder of Rebel Nell, Amy Peterson.
Love Your Melon: This company makes beanies, t-shirts and blankets. FIFTY percent of all proceeds from your purchase goes to Love Your Melon’s nonprofit partners that work to fight pediatric cancer, create therapeutic experiences and fund charitable initiatives for children and families fighting cancer.
Filanthropik – Threads of Humanity: This company makes the most beautiful sandals and bags. Based in Guatemala, when you buy from Filanthropik you are purchasing a product that was locally sourced and handmade by artisans in Guatemala. Filanthropik pays all of their artisans fair trade wages, and portions of the proceeds go to support ending poverty in Guatemala.
Buy Her Bag, Not Her Body: As a project of the Nomi Network, here you will find a selection of tote bags created by the women of the Nomi Network. The Nomi Network works to end slavery, and create economic opportunities for survivors and women at risk of human trafficking.
Solea Artisan Goods: Premium handmaid goods, ethically sourced from artisans in Guatemala and Mexico. When you shop with Solea, you are supporting local artisans, students, and families – and ensuring that these artisans earn a living wage.
Generous Coffee: 100% of the profits go back into the non-profits creating life changing opportunities. A big focus of this company is providing jobs for women, and educating young ones. They offer a subscription program, that will ensure you never run out of coffee, and also offer free shipping on orders of 3 or more bags of coffee, and orders over $50.
Mend on the Move: Based in Detroit, Mend on the Move is a non-profit focused on empowering and employing survivors of abuse. The materials used to create the jewelry is all locally sourced and typically consists of leftover materials, so that nothing is thrown away. Parts often include donated leather scraps and small auto parts – a nod to Mend’s efforts to “Mend the Motor City” by empowering women victims of abuse.
The Lipstick Journey: Non-toxic, cruelty-free lipstick (that’s amazing!). Every purchase goes to support women and helps the Lipstick Journey donate and volunteer in the fight against cancer. Listen to the 1GR podcast episode with the founder of the Lipstick Journey here.
R. Riveter: At the R. Riveter marketplace, you’ll find baby items, purses, bags, and apparel. Founded by military wives, these women recognize the struggle for military wives to find employment due to moving often – making it difficult to build a professional network, or sometimes living in remote areas on military bases. The co-founders of R. Riveter appeared on Shark Tank in 2015, and the company began to take off. Thirty three percent of every dollar goes back into the hands of the military spouses making the products. In 2017 alone, R. Riveter supported 103 military families. And in case you were wondering – R. Riveter, Rosie the Riveter – get it?!
Headbands of Hope: Headbands of Hope is a company that for every headband or product bought, one is donated to a child battling cancer. To date, Headbands of Hope has donated over 500,000 headbands and continues to grow and flourish. Listen to the 1GR podcast interview with the founder, Jess Ekstrom, here.
The Little Market: Co-founded by Lauren Conrad and Hannah Skvarla, you will find all kinds of goodies at The Little Market. Each product is created by female artisans around the world. TLM works with cooperatives and social enterprises to provide artisans and their communities to improve the quality of life through things like literacy workshops, business training, and health programs.
The Shop Forward/ESPWA: The Shop Forward’s motto is, “Change the world through your purchases”, and they are doing just that. Every hat, hoodie, t-shirt, #4ThingsTote, necklace, stickers, and more – sold, goes to benefit some incredible causes including St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Special Operations Warrior Foundation, Agape Children’s Foundation, and more. To date, they have raised nearly $3 million for charity.
Bombas Socks: Everyone loves a good pair of socks, right? Did you know that the number one requested item at homeless shelters is socks? At Bombas, for every pair of socks sold, they donate a pair to someone in need. They have donated over 10 million pairs of socks to the homeless.
Lily and Laura: Local female artisans in Nepal hand-make each glass beaded bracelet to roll over any sized hand. Because each bracelet is handmade, no two are ever the same. They have an incredible number of different colors. You pick your color preference, and they will select the bracelet for you. The business focus of Lily and Laura is to pay their artisans above fair trade wages to improve their quality of life.
The Giving Keys: The goal of The Giving Key is to inspire people to pay it forward. They do this through their business model, which hires people transitioning out of homelessness. Each piece of jewelry is created using a key that has a word represent a core value imprinted on it. They encourage you to embrace the word, and then pay it forward by giving it to someone who needs the message. They also focus on creating a community – you can share your story including how you embraced it and who you gave it to on their website.
We encourage you to find ways to support good causes through your purchases this holiday season. There are so many ways to give back this Christmas and holiday season – and these are just a few!
Email us if you know of other companies or products that give back. We hope to continue to grow this list and encourage people to support good causes through their purchases. Email us here. We’re always looking for new ways to give back!