The products you choose have an impact! Make a difference when you shop small with these world and eco-conscious makers.
Frères Branchiaux Candle Co is a kid-preneur company run by three brothers and is all about creating “really really good smelling candles,” and giving back! They donate 10% of their profits to homeless shelters nationwide. With every candle that you buy, you’re helping someone in need! We’re daydreaming about the sweet scent of their Vanilla Spice Candle (from $20). Their hand poured vegan candles are made in small batches, use a soy wax blend and come in a reusable and recyclable jar!
Your coffee cups get a whole lot cuter when you choose Lauren Osmon Designs, the maker behind handmade coffee sleeves! Ditch the cardboard sleeves that just pile up in the trash and choose one of these reusable, reversible, and eco-friendly products! We hate to play favorites, but we’re in love with the Reusable Coffee Sleeve-Rifle Paper Print ($10).
Spruce up your locks with goodies from Up Scrunch LLC. This shop handmakes scrunchies from upcycled fabrics and threads, giving them a whole new shelf life! If these scrunchies could talk, we guess they’d have plenty of (pig) tales to regale! We adore The Shea (from $5).
Huipils hand makes products in Guatemala “using woven techniques that have been passed down from generation to generation.” They’ve partnered with “ethical fair trade cooperative groups and small family businesses to support different artisans from multiple regions of the country.” Your purchase helps support their communities and celebrate their culture. We can’t help but drool over the Leather Convertible Bag ($229.99). Don’t consider it a splurge, know it’s carrying the story of a culture within it and is here for the long haul.
While “the market is full of boring, mass-produced, and meaningless accessories,” Amano Artisans is producing handmade pieces that reflect the traditions of Columbia. From travel and kitchen accessories to jewelry, shop goods you can trust are using responsibly sourced materials. We can’t get away from their Bracelets(starting at $10). They stand out on their own but they stack beautifully as well!
While their products grab your attention visually, Colores Del Mar will keep you coming back for more once you learn about their production process. The passionate owners created their brand to support the artisanal trades in Mexico. Check out our favorite, their Oaxaca Bags (starting at $40). The Oaxaca bags “are woven by our team of skilled artisans in the mountains of Oaxaca, Mexico. We use recycled plastic to create the bags, making them durable, water-resistant and easy to clean.”
It feels great to support small, but even better when you know your money goes towards supporting a culture, a community and our environment! You can’t go wrong when you buy from any of these companies! Be sure you check out our virtual market to see if any of the makers above are participating; often they will offer exclusive discount codes to virtual market shoppers! Visit the virtual market and save! If you purchase one of these products, don’t forget to comment below and let us know if you love it! Feel free to tag us in your photos and come back for more great shop small suggestions! Let’s all put our best carbon footprint forward!