Edited by Jessica Lapidos on
We like to shop, and of course we’d like to volunteer for charity, but sometimes there isn’t enough time in the day for it all. Good news for you – you can save the world simply by satisfying your retail whims. Thanks to some seriously forward thinking CEOs who are helping the world, and still making a profit.
Problem: Over 3,000,000 people die every year from unsafe water, most under the age of 5. That’s more than die from war annually.
Mission: Your new expertly innovated flip flops = one year of clean drinking water for an individual in a poverty stricken rural community.
Problem: 1. Glasses are way too expensive. 2. One billion people don’t have access to glasses. That means 15% of the world is unable to work and learn effectively because they cannot see clearly.
Mission: Buy a pair of vintage inspired glasses for $95, they give a pair to someone in need.
Problem: Hundreds of millions of children are at risk of contracting STDs (soil transmitted diseases) from volcanic and chemically contaminated soil. These diseases are 100% preventable by wearing shoes.
Mission: For every pair of shoes you buy, they give a pair to a child in need. And they don’t stop giving after that child outgrows them.
Problem: Artisans across the world do not have a proper marketplace for their work, and thus are living in poverty.
Mission: Empower artisans by selling their products at fair trade prices, using sustainable materials and, respecting nature and cultures.
Problem: 1. Our toiletries contain a staggering amount of harsh chemicals. 2. There are a staggering number of children in Africa living in poverty.
Mission: Proceeds from range of chemical-free beauty products goes to providing emotional and financial aid to vulnerable children in Africa.