41 Awesome Social Enterprises

There is a fantastic growing trend of new companies that are giving back!  We are continually searching for these companies and looking to promote them.  We have found the following 41 awesome social enterprises that have a model of donating to a need for every product purchased.

Check out theses 41 awesome social enterprises:

  1. Akola Project – The Akola Project is a social business within a non-profit framework that empowers marginalized women to generate income to uplift the lives of their families and communities by employing them to make high-fashion jewelry, handbags and home goods.
  2. Alaffia – Alaffia is skin care company that was created to help West African communities become sustainable through the fair trade of indigenous resources.  Alaffia invests in local communities because they believe it is their moral responsibility and to ensure African resources empower African communities.
  3. Baby Teresa – Baby Teresa was originally founded in 2009 by two moms who were focused on giving back. For each piece of clothing they sell, an outfit goes to a baby in need.  For each accessory sold, a portion of the profits buys formula for babies in orphanages.
  4. Barnabas – The purpose behind Barnabas is to encourage people in every aspect of life.  They donate 10% of the profits to Living Room International, a non-profit in Western Kenya that provides care to those living with HIV/AIDS and other illnesses.
  5. Beza Threads – Beza Threads sells scarves that have been handmade by former slaves in Ethiopia. 100% of the funds go back to help remove children from slavery and to then educate and empower them.
  6. Better Life Bags – Better Life Bags started as Rebecca Smith’s hobby. To beat boredom during the last month’s of her first pregnancy, she made herself a diaper bag and posted pictures of it on Facebook.. Now with each purchase she donates to low-income entrepreneurs in developing countries and helps her own struggling Detroit-area community by employing women and offering them a living wage.
  7. Better World BooksThis is a company that was founded in 2015 with the mission to expand literacy rates. With each purchase they donate one book to Books for Africa.
  8. Bombas -Bombas was born out of a mission to help those in need.  They sell socks made for athletic performance. For every pair purchased, Bombas donates a pair to someone in need.
  9. Bottle Bright – The creators of Bottle Bright were fed up with the grime that plagued their hydration packs and water bottles, and the lack of suitable methods to clean them. So, they set out to create a safe and effective product for maintaining hard-to-clean drinking containers. The problem of dirty water containers carries serious risks to people in developing countries so they started to donate Bottle Bright to people in need of clean water containers.
  10. Cuddle + Kind – The family behind Cuddle + Kind wanted to make beautiful hand-knit dolls that help feed children. So, for every cuddle+kind doll sold, they give 10 meals to children in need.
  11. Do One Thing, DOT – Dot seeks to change the face of poverty for children all over the world. With every school and office supply you purchase, they’ll fund 1/2 a day of education in some of the poorest countries in the world.
  12. Divvy Up This company was created when the founders noticed that shelters have a huge need for clean socks. So, in 2014, they started a company where with every pair sold, they will donate a brand new pair of plain white or black socks to the local homeless shelter.
  13. DenikThe Denik brand began with a few college guys at Utah State University. They started selling notebooks, journals and sketchbooks designed by global artists with a portion of each book being used to build schools.
  14. Everything Happy – This company was born with the mission of bringing a smile to kid’s faces. That’s why for each Happy Blankie or Happy Pal purchased, one gets donated to a child in a hospital or orphanage.
  15. Half UnitedHalf United was founded in 2009 by brother/sister duo, with only $200 and a passion to change the lives of people in need. They sell jewelry made from bullet casings and Donate half of the profits from ever product sold to fighting the global hunger epidemic in the USA, Fiji, Cambodia and Madagascar.
  16. Hand in Hand Soap – Hand in Hand Soap was conceived in 2011 by two social entrepreneurs who believe that business can do so much more than just make money. They created this company that provides soap and a month of clean water to children in need around the world for each bar purchased.
  17. Jonas UmbrellasProvides high-fashion, stylish umbrellas to you and give the opportunity to make a difference in the global community through clean-water projects. Every Jonas umbrella directly supports a specific clean-water project.
  18. Kammok – Their mission is to equip and inspire others for life changing adventure. They also want to do some good in the world by donating 1% of profits to CTC International, an Austin-based nonprofit, that helps develop communities in Kenya by building necessary infrastructure.
  19. LSTN SoundTheir goal is to produce premium audio products and use proceeds from sales to change lives through the power of music. For the past 3 years, for every purchase, they help provide hearing aids to a person in need.
  20. MitscootsIn 2008 while volunteering, the founders learned that after food and water, socks and clothing are what they need most. So they decided to start employing homeless people to help them get back on their feet. Plus, for every sock purchased, another is donated to someone in need.
  21. Outland DenimThese guys sell handcrafted jeans made by young women who have been rescued out of sexual exploitation in Cambodia.
  22. Out of Print – This is a company that sells clothes. Each purchase helps to fund literacy programs and book donations to communities in need. It also supports the authors, publishers and artists who made these iconic works an integral part of our lives.
  23. Panda – When Panda Sunglasses was founded 2012, we envisioned a fashion company that would not only help people in a meaningful way, but also the planet. With each pair of eco friendly bamboo glasses that you buy you will allow someone in need to get provides an eye exam and pair of prescription glasses.
  24. Pacha Soap Their mission to implement sustainable solutions to the poverty cycle, to promote health and well-being around the world, and to provide quality products for customers. With every bar purchased they donate one to someone in need.
  25. Project7Project 7 is a specialty gum and mint brand dedicated to bringing great flavor back into your day while at the same time giving back to 7 areas of need. For each product purchased they make a corresponding donations for things like fruit trees, meals, digging wells, and providing education.
  26. Purse and Clutch – This is an ethical boutique that partners with artisans in developing countries who create their products with an emphasis on design & quality. These artisans are treated with respect & are paid a living wage. In their website you can find products under $100 from artisans around the world. Each purchase helps employ & empower the artisans who made it.
  27. Roma Boots – Roma Boots merges fashion with philanthropy to give poverty the boot. It was born in 2010 to bring impoverished children throughout the world hope, love, and lasting change through aid and education. For each pair of rain boots sold, a pair filled with school supplies is given to a child in need somewhere in the world
  28. Solo HopeIt opened in 2015 as a non profit corporation that works with women in Honduras to create Jewelry and Bags made of pine straw. Besides a fair, steady income, ten percent of all sales goes into an education fund for students in Honduras.
  29. Sheva This is a company that sells feminine hygiene products and works toward empowering women in Guatemala. Every time you receive your Sheva box, they donate a box filled with sanitary pads to a girl in need through their partnered NGOs.
  30. Solve Sunglasses Is a company that gives back with every pair of sunglasses you purchase. SOLVE will give someone in need clean water for life through Water Missions International.
  31. Smile SquaredIt was founded in hopes of giving children their smiles back. Millions of children in the United States and around the world lack access to basic oral health care. For every toothbrush purchased, Smile Squared donates one to a child in need.
  32. Sackcloth and AshesFounder of Sackcloth & Ashes, Bob Dalton, was inspired to help the homeless population when his mother, a hardworking single mother, found herself living on the streets in 2013. He realized that not all choose to become homeless. Since then for every blanket purchased, they will donate one to your local homeless shelter.
  33. Soapbox SoapsSoapBox Soaps was founded in 2010 with a simple mission: to empower people to change the world through everyday, quality purchases. It donates one bar of soap, fresh water or vitamin supplements to a child in need for every bar purchased.
  34. Tim WatchThey envision a world where all people—no matter where they live—hold the power to create opportunity for themselves and for others. To do that they starter providing micro-funds whenever one of their watches is purchased.
  35. This Bar Saves LivesEvery year, severe acute malnutrition claims the lives of 2.6 million children. That’s one child every 12 seconds. That’s why This Bar Saves Lives started sending life-saving packet of food to people in need with every non-gmo granola bar purchased from their store.
  36. Thistle FarmsThey sell bath and body products that are made by a community of women in Tennessee who have survived prostitution, trafficking and addiction. This allows them to support themselves.
  37. Thrive CausemeticsThrive Causemetics was born out of a friendship. While working for L’Oreal’s luxury division Karissa Bodnar lost her dear friend Kristy to cancer at just 24 years old. Kristy’s compassionate and vivacious spirit inspired Karissa to establish Thrive Causemetics, a beauty brand and philosophy that goes beyond skin deep by empowering women. That’s why with each purchase they donate a beauty item to women with cancer.
  38. Tukula – Tukula (meaning “we grow”) partners with organizations and businesses to develop amazing products, created a our team of artisans in Uganda. Along with a fair wage, the women that work with them receive medical care, an encouraging work environment, and access to savings programs.
  39. Twosome Socks This is a company that sells high quality dress socks with a buy one give one model. Whenever you buy a pair another one is donated to Village of Hope in Orange County, California.
  40. YoobiMany kids in the U.S. don’t have access to basic school supplies, unless teachers pay for them out of their own pocket. That’s not right! Because they sell school and office supplies they decided to donate the same number of supplies purchased to U.S. schools in need.
  41. Zen Pig Kid’s BookThe series uses rhythmic poetry and minimalist design so the morals and values Zen Pig embodies are the spotlight. Zen Pig is always speaking wisdom into and serving his town and neighbors. Every copy sold provides 10 people with access to clean water for 1 year.

If you know of any other companies that help people out, please let us know in the comments. We are constantly looking for more companies to support by sharing!

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About Lourdes Diaz 13 Articles
Is a soon to be lawyer from Guatemala with the mission to explore each corner of the country. Her favourite activity is hiking along with exploring mountains, forests, caves, volcanoes and all that the region has to offer. Her goal is to reach as many summits around the world as she can. You can also find her on Facebook, twitter, and Instagram.

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