ICYMI: Gifts For Good

When you shop handmade, you care about where your products come from. When you shop for a cause, you care about where your money is going. When you shop with us this holiday season, you can do both with our collection of Gifts for Good. Read on to learn more about these charitable products and discover all the ways you can give back this season. 

Best Boy & Co.

As their motto states, “Great Taste for a Greater Good,” that really is what you’ll find with Best Boy & Co. When you purchase one of their mustards, hot sauces, fudges, and more, you’re helping them give back to charities like The Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders, and many more, as they donate 100% of their proceeds to charities assisting children and families.

LottoLove Scratch Off Cards

Every card’s a winner! For every card purchased LottoLove donates to their non-profit partners to fulfill their social mission of helping people receive clean water, solar light, nutritious meals, and literacy tools. How it works: the game is the same as a typical scratch off ticket, but you must match icons (instead of numbers). Flip the card over to learn more about the winning donation. Literally every card wins, and you can’t beat those odds, especially when it comes to helping others.

Caramelts from Newfangled Confections

You know all about Frittle and the amazing treats from local confectionery Newfangled, but have you tried these caramels? Made for a group of young ladies earning their cooking badge for American Heritage Girls, proceeds from the purchase of Caramelts will go to Agape, a therapeutical horse ranch serving individuals with special needs. Sounds like the sweetest stocking stuffer to us.

BITCHSTIX

Why that word? Because BITCHSTIX aims to help bring an end to violence and oppression to women. The reapportion of the world “bitch” transforms it from a tool of oppression and shame, to the opportunity of beginning an empowering conversation. 100% of the net proceeds from BITCHSTIX go back to domestic abuse and sexual assault prevention programs. And what are BITCHSTIX? They are lip balms, muscle rubs, anti-chaffing sticks, sunscreen, and cocoa butter sticks. Stop in to see all that we have in store and become a real big bitch with us.

Grenade Soap from Stinky Bomb Soap Co.

You bring the stink, and they’ll bring the soap. And with the purchase of every grenade soap, Stinky Bomb Soap Co. donates a portion of the proceeds to Veteran’s programs. We’ll take one of each scent please.

Unlearn Fear + Hate T-Shirts from Kurt and Kremena

Unlearn Fear + Hate is a movement set forth by artists Kurt and Kremena, asking us to take examination of what makes us fearful of others and how those fears are often expressed in anger, violence, racism and xenophobia. The movement began in Lexington and was inspired by author and Affrilachian Poets founder, Frank X Walker’s, poem Love Letta to De Worl’. The movement and conversation has been spread by public art, talks, demonstrations, and a nation wide tattoo and embroidery project. All of the proceeds from the purchase of these t-shirts help the movement, and conversation continue.

Karmalit Candles

Smell Good, Do Good. And that’s exactly what Karmalit does. Karmalit donates a percentage of their proceeds to help fund classroom needs for teachers. And when you think about how nearly all United States teachers fund 100% of their own classroom supplies, that’s a big, big deal, for our teachers and our kids. And did we mention they smell amazing? Well, they do. And we have select scents from their holiday line in store right now!

Sandals by iX Style

Inspired by the people of her ancestry, iX Style founder, Francesca, started her organization after the green algae natural disaster of Guatemala in 2010. For each purchase of these Huaraches sandals, iX Style donates 15% of their profits to Ecofiltro -helping bring clean water to children and families. Not only does your purchase of these sandals help bring clean water to Guatemala, you also help to employ hundreds of female artisans that work directly with iX Style. We’ll take a pair in every color please.

Market Bags from The Patachou Foundation

Other than amazing brunch, we’re giving you another reason to love Patachou and their Foundation. Did you know that Indianapolis has been ranked the worst city in the nation for access to fresh food? With the purchase of this market bag (which is a great size we might add), you’re helping the Foundation provide after-school and daytime summer meals to children in “food desert” zip codes, right here in Indy. The Patachou Foundation also provides programs and activities, teaching children about their food, -using a holistic approach to end food insecurity. Buy a bag from our shop and help kids in all zip codes eat well.

 

We hope to see you in store soon, and please feel free to ask our staff to help you find all our Gifts for Good. Wishing you and yours, a happy, handmade season!

-Amanda D.

 

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