Whether it’s a holiday gift or a little something for a hostess, choose items that benefit a good cause.
A different fabric
From Three Bluebirds, a 1% for the planet company that donates a portion of all its profits to environmental causes, this biodegradable dishcloth can absorb 20 times its weight and replace 17 rolls of paper towels. It is made of 70% cellulose and 30% organic cotton and can be washed up to 200 times in the washing machine or in the top rack of the dishwasher.
Goods That Matter, 1114 Josephine St., New Orleans, (504) 264-2478, goodsthatcount.com. Blue Sunflowers Swedish Tea Towel (6.5 inches by 8 inches), $6.95.
Can a kitchen utensil help fight childhood hunger? Yeah. Designed by beloved New Orleans rapper Big Freedia, this silicone spatula with an ergonomic beechwood handle benefits Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign to end child hunger in America.
Williams Sonoma, williams-sonoma.com. No Kid Hungry Tools for Change heat-resistant, BPA-free silicone spatula designed by Big Freedia, $15.95.
From wick to STEM
Made in collaboration with Catahoula Ceramics, these amber and patchouli scented candles raise funds for local Electric Girls, an educational program that provides girls with enhanced STEM learning and opportunities. Each candle is hand poured into a beautiful stoneware ceramic pot and has a burn time of 30 hours.
Goods That Matter, 1114 Josephine St., New Orleans, (504) 264-2478, goodsthatcount.com. Let’s Link Arms 6-ounce eco-friendly coconut soy candle in a handmade ceramic jar, $32 each.
Cut to redux
Put your prep work to good use when you buy a reBoard cutting board. It’s BPA-free and made entirely from kitchen plastic scraps and renewable sugar cane. When you purchase the “To Pó-Po with Love” color, 50% of the proceeds are donated to Heart of Dinner, which helps low-income Asian seniors fight hunger and isolation.
Material, materialkitchen.com. The reBoard cutting board (14.75 inches by 10.75 inches), $35.
When you give a gift from Olivela, you are also giving back. Twenty percent of the proceeds from every purchase goes to one of their cause partners. You can help support girls’ education through Girls Opportunity Alliance by purchasing this cute mug. Wrapped in elegantly sketched jasmine flowers, it may look delicate, but it’s dishwasher, freezer and microwave safe.
Olivela, olivela.com. Juliska Berry & Thread Floral Sketch Jasmine Mug, $34.
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