There are some necessities in life you can’t go without, like shoes, glasses, and school supplies at the start of a new academic year. However, when you go out to make your purchases, there are many socially conscious products out there that can not only enrich your shopping experience, but provide assistance to someone who really needs it. Here are just a few examples of socially conscious brands that are doing their part to make the world a better place.
For every pair of TOMS shoes purchased, another pair is given to a child who is in need. However, supporters of this cause do not have to buy shoes to make a difference. TOMS’ One Day without Shoes is an event where people can go without shoes for a day to raise awareness about children’s health and education. This year, the event was held in April.
Warby Parker believes that everyone has the right to be able to see. Just like TOMS, for every pair of glasses purchased, one is given to someone in need. This brand is able to do this by partnering with nonprofit organizations, like RestoringVision.org.
Yoobi School Supplies
Yoobi is a brand of school supplies dedicated to helping students. He thought that the school supply aisle could use a little bit of inspiration, however the real motivation for developing this brand came after the father realized the average teacher spends several hundred dollars of their own money every year preparing their classroom. Yoobi school supplies not only solve the boring school supply problem, but they also provide schools access to necessary supplies for the school year.
Social conscious products like these have the potential to change the way people think about shopping when they go out to the store to buy new shoes, school supplies, or whatever else is on their shopping list. The next time you go to the store, consider helping someone in need at the same time.