Conscious consumerism and sustainable businesses are hugely popular, and so they should be. While conventional businesses may still be driven by profit, more conscientious and super successful ventures and startups are everywhere. With different core missions, they benefit society as a direct result of us simply buying what we need. As consumers, we are becoming much more conscientious, we seek out organizations that provide opportunities to contribute back to society. From socks to online education, these ventures are driven by the need to do good. And we love them.
Today, we will look at 12 one for one brands who go the extra mile by contributing back to society in meaningful and impactful ways. Each time you make a purchase from any one of these brands, they will donate the same product or something equally amazing to someone in need on your behalf. Isn’t that inspiring? Let’s dive right into them.
Eyesight problems and lack of affordability cause millions of people around the world to live with bad eyesight and without access to much-needed eyewear. Due to lack of proper sight, finding work becomes harder and everyday tasks become challenging. Warby Parker donates a pair of glasses to someone in need for every pair of glasses you buy for yourself. They’ve donated over 5 million glasses in over 50 countries to date. Get yourself a pair and help someone see the world more clearly and open up new opportunities for them.
Product: Health Bars
Delicious and nutritious snacks for you and life-saving food for children in need. How does that sound? We all know everyone deserves to eat well, and yet millions across the world live in hunger and poverty. With every bar you purchase, a child in need receives life-saving food. So, the next time you are thinking of getting a snack, why not pick up something that is healthy for you and helps feed a child.
The ‘OG’ of all one for one brands. Tom Shoes have updated the way they give back to the community but remain the pioneers of the buy one, give one model. TOMS has given over 100 million pairs of shoes to those in need and also contributed to sight, safe water, and impact grants.
Product: Apple Cider Gummies
Children around the world suffer from severe, sometimes life-threatening health issues, mainly due to malnutrition. Goli, a nutrition company, created the world’s first apple cider vinegar gummies. As a bonus, their gummies are all-natural, vegan and gluten-free. Every purchase made provides a 1-for-1 Vitamin grant through their partnership with Vitamin Angels to provide a child in need with a 6-month supply of vitamins.
Product: 1300+ Online Courses
Learning new languages and skills can remove barriers and create opportunities leading to a more fulfilling professional and personal life. Built around the one for one model, when a course is purchased, Cudoo provides online self-study courses to those less fortunate through various partner charities around the world. This is backed by the belief that education can end the cycle of poverty.
Buy a pair of socks for yourself and for someone in need. Every time you purchase a pair of Bombas socks, they will donate a pair to a homeless shelter. Snuggle your feet in super cozy, super comfy socks and also enjoy the fact that someone else in the world is also feeling the warmth, thanks to you.
Product: Dog Treats, Toys & Accessories
If you are a dog lover you’ll understand this better than anyone. All dogs require proper attention and care. Sadly there are many lost and abandoned dogs and it’s become challenging for local rescues and shelters to sustain them all. This is where Dog for Dog comes in! They make clean, nutritious dog treats and accessories and for every sale, they provide food, product and cash donations to shelters worldwide.
Product: Soap, Hari Care, Body Care
Soapbox creates natural soaps, body and hair products and for every purchase made they donate a bar of soap to someone in need. Often these bar donations are also paired with proper hygiene education. Good hygiene is essential for all, and when you make a purchase with Soapbox you make it possible for the underprivileged to take care of their hygiene make the world a healthier place to live.
Product: Boots and Shoes
Their mission ‘ To give poverty the boot’. Roma Boots combines fashion with philanthropy and for every pair of boots sold, a new pair is donated to a child in need. Their rubber rain boots come in a variety of colors to suit every mood and personality.
A great book can change a life! We can all make the world a better place by contributing to education and empowerment. When a book is purchased through Better World Books, they donate a book through their ties with hundreds of non-profit organizations. They’ve donated over 28 million books to date and helped revive libraries and book reading globally.
Product: Winter Apparel
Twice as Warm help make harsh winters a little easier for the less fortunate. With every purchase made at Twice as Warm, they donate clothes to people who live in extremely cold weather. Check out their scarves and hats and while you are at it, you can also check out their ambassador program if you want to play an active part in it.
Product: Backpacks and Luggage
BixBee’s work directly affects the education of children who cannot afford it. For every backpack you purchase, they donate a backpack with school essentials and also help educate children from impoverished nations. Education is truly a life-changing gift and for every child that we help, we help the world become a little bit better than before.
Getting something new creates joy and happiness. Making a purchase and knowing that someone less fortunate will also have access to the product (because of you) creates twice the happiness. Imagine if we all could give back through our purchases, we can collectively change the world and make it a better place.
Make purchases from one for one companies and feel double-good knowing that you’ve made a difference in someone else’s life.