Apr 25

Brand Spotlight
10 Brands That Give Back

Fill It Forward

At Fill it Forward, their mission is to inspire the world to reuse. Each time you reuse their products, they give back. Every bottle, cup, and bag comes with a QR Code printed on the side. Scan it every time you reuse. Every scan unlocks a $0.02 – $10.00 donation, which is funded by product sales and corporate partnerships. Our community has donated over $1 million to trusted charitable partners that receive funding specializing in developing clean water infrastructure, nutritious food programs, and reforestation projects that help communities in need. At Fill it Forward, they believe choosing to reuse is a simple act of generosity that shows love for our planet and the people on it.

The founder of Sackcloth + Ashes was inspired to help the homeless community when his found herself living on the streets in 2013. Inspired by her story, he started to call homeless shelters in his area to ask what they needed – they all said blankets. That’s when he founded Sackcloth & Ashes, a mission-driven company that donated a blanket to a homeless shelter for each one purchased. Their mission is to donate 1 million blankets to homeless shelters by 2024. 

Innovation is not slowing down. New products are introduced everyday. Meanwhile, the lifespan of your electronics is getting shorter, and waste continues to pile up. Nimble believes it’s their obligation to counter this reality anyway they can. Each day, they divert waste from nature by making all products and packaging with repurposed material & recycling old electronics and cases through our nationwide programs.  This mission has inspired Niumblr to include a biodegradable bag with every product sold. Use it to recycle all your old tech for free, and help close the loop on electronic waste.

Denik makes life better because they offer amazing notebooks and support artists and children’s education around the world. When you snag one of their notebooks, we become one step closer to changing a student’s life forever. So far Denik has funded six schools, as well as countless other initiatives to enhance the education experience of thousands of students in Mali, Guatemala, Laos, Ghana, Nicaragua, and the U.S.

RiPL creates premium merch that sets off a massive ripple effect of positive change. Our oceans are being choked by plastic. So every RIPL bottle funds a full day of employment for a local in Bali to collect plastic from beaches, lifting them out of poverty. 1 bottle = 1 day of employment. Deforestation is the greatest threat facing wildlife. So with the profit from every RIPL notebook, we buy and protect 1000 sq ft of rainforest in Brazil, saving it from deforestation and protecting the endangered species that call it home. The cover is made from up-cycled ocean plastic. 

Every MiiR product sold helps fund transparent giving projects. On the bottom of every MiiR product is a “Give Code.” Each personalized Give Back code follows the impact journey that the purchase has made. MiiR Products have donated $3.9 million to over 95 non profit organizations across 26 countries. MiiR designs every product in-house with an emphasis on four design elements: minimal, sustainable, functional and enduring.

Marine Layer’s Re-Spun program takes old T-shirts and repurposes them into their garments. For every old T-shirt donated, Marine Layer gives a $5 credit. Since 2018 they have diverted more than 475,000 T shirts from landfills. They have saved 2.6 billion gallons of water by using Re-Spun cotton. They have also credited their customers over $2 million for their donations. 

When considering “products with a purpose,” look no further than the Basecamp® collection. With a rugged design and thoughtful styling, each Basecamp® product is built with the (modern) adventurer in mind. As the proud partner of the Wounded Warrior Project, SnugZ donates a percentage of all Basecamp sales to support its mission and support wounded warriors across the nation. So, when you invest in one of their quality outdoor pieces, whether a groovy Dual Camping Light + Speaker or an Apex Tech Backup, you can feel confident knowing that both your purchase and your impact will last – It’s not just a product. It’s a cause. 

As summer quickly approaches, certain items move from the category of “would–like’s” to “must-have’s.” For instance, the beach towel, and other such outdoor basics. The Slowtide brand was born from a collaborative effort to provide unique lifestyle products while giving back to organizations who facilitate change through community outreach and educational initiatives. Slowtide seeks to elevate daily essentials with items like their Quick-Dry Park Blankets and their superior Beach Towels that act as a bold canvas for color and design. So, when you purchase a product from their lifestyle brand, you’ll receive both a functional piece of art and one that contributes to the greater good. We like the sound of that. Surfs up, my friends. 

Polished. Modern. Purposeful. Adjectives descriptive of Perka® drinkware. And better yet, through the Logomark Cares Give Back Program, a portion of all proceeds from their Perka® collection is donated to Shelter to Soldier, a nonprofit mission that rescues dogs to train as service animals to support veterans. Items like their Rover 51 oz. Double Wall, Stainless Steel Growler w/ Cup make them stand out from the crowd, in ways of both versatility of usage and design elements. Logomark Cares’ commitment to giving back via this one-of-a-kind drinkware line reflects their purpose, encouraging all of us to get involved and contribute to our communities. And, with this, they make it easy for us!