Products of the Week: 10 Companies Donating Profits to Charity This Week
The 10 best pieces of garb and gear that crossed our desks this week
Each week, our inbox runneth over with news of gear, apparel and tech releases from around the world. In this feature, we’ll parse through the best of them. Today: a buildable Fiat 500, unusual National Park merch and New Balance fleeces so good they’re making us rethink our spring wardrobe.
Everlane’s The 100% Human Collection x Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund
Everlane’s 100% Human Collection was started with the intent to protect human rights and remind everyone that despite our differences, we remain similar, even on the most basic of levels. It’s only natural that a line conceived with that ethos in mind would do their part to during this time, and that’s just what the brand is doing: all profits from the line will go to Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund, a network of food banks that provides food to families that don’t have access.
Askov Finlayson x Second Harvest Heartland
You might remember Askov as the climate-positive parka company. But the founder is also in the hospitality business, so the company is lending its sartorial chops to help both those in the restaurant industry and those who are hungry. 100% of the proceeds from these shirts will go to Second Harvest Heartland, one of the top hunger-relief organizations in the country, to help put cooks and servers back to work preparing meals for people in need.
Pacific Shaving Co. x CDC Foundation
It’s critical at this time to support the workers and resources working non-stop to quell the spread of the pandemic and treat those that have been affected. Pacific Shaving Co. recognizes this need and is donating all of their online profits to the CDC Foundation, a non-profit that helps support the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s health protection work.
Made In x Southern Smoke Foundation
One of our favorite cookware brands is partnering with the Southern Smoke Foundation to raise money for people in the food and beverage industry impacted by the pandemic. Originally, Made In was offering limited-edition frying pans where all proceeds went to the nonprofit … but those all sold out. So now, Made In is adding onto that by donating 15% of proceeds off their normal line of knives and cutting boards.
Merch From Our Favorite Sites x Various Charities
A lot has changed this week, but we’re still reading the same websites we always do, and we’ve been seeing a heartening trend: some of them are allocating proceeds from their merch to various charities. Product Hunt, whose merch store is relatively new, is donating all proceeds to the World Health Organization (WHO) COVID-19 Response Fund. Meanwhile, The A.V. Club, The Onion, Lifehacker, Jalopnik and their fellow sites are donating to places ranging from WHO to The Actors’ Fund to Feeding America.
Cold Picnic x Citymeals
As if Cold Picnic’s abstract designs inspired by everything from Death Valley to sea creatures weren’t incentive enough to purchase their rugs and bath mats (and blankets and pillows), the brand is donating 25% of sales to Citymeals, a meal delivery organization that helps to provide food to elderly New Yorkers. However, the offer only lasts through Sunday, so if you want to make a purchase that both looks and feels good, you better do it now.
Krost x NYC Food Bank
This hat speaks for itself. During these uncertain times we’re experiencing, it’s imperative we lend our support to those who need it most, and that’s just what Krost aims to do this micro-corduroy cap — a portion of the proceeds will go directly to NYC Food Bank, an organization that distributes free food to over 1.5 million New Yorkers every year. Every time you wear this hat it’ll serve to remind not only you but others of what’s really important.
Stock Mfg. Co. x Cody Hudson x Chicago Hospitality United
The service industry, particularly service workers, is one group that has been hit especially hard by COVID-19. With many restaurants forced to close, workers have found themselves now without jobs and thus lacking a source of income. Chicago based company Stock Mfg. Co. is working to help service industry employees financially affected by the pandemic with their Chicago Hospitality United gear. 100% of the profits from the t-shirts, sweatshirts and other goods, designed in collaboration with artist Cody Hudson, will go directly towards employees affected and in turn help spread a very important message.
Jennifer Meyer x Baby2Baby
Yes, this is jewelry, but not every purchase has to be about you. In fact, any jewelry you buy from Jennifer Meyer will not only make your lady feel considered and thought of, but 20% of the sale will go to Baby2Baby, a charity that provides children living in poverty with everything from clothing to diapers and other necessities.
John Elliott x UCLA Health
There are few things better than buying something that looks cool, except buying something that both looks good and manages to make you feel good. We’re not just talking about the impact a purchase can have on how you perceive yourself physically, but also mentally as well. Now you can have a shopping experience that will boost your self confidence both physically and mentally, thanks to John Elliott, where 10% of sale proceeds will be donated to UCLA Health.