stone + cloth

stone + cloth Website stone + cloth, started by a man with a dream, is a company that makes backpacks, totes, and miscellaneous, basic clothing articles. In exchange he give scholarships to children in need to further, and in some cases begin, their education. Matthew Clough, the owner, created this after a visit to Tanzania,…

Sseko Designs

Sseko Designs Website Sseko Designs is an ethical fashion brand based in Uganda. In addition to handbags and accessories, they make beautiful leather sandals with interchangeable fabric straps that can be styled in hundreds of ways. Sseko began as a way to generate income for high potential, talented young women to continue on to university….

Pure Vida Bracelets

Pure Vida Bracelets Website A five week college graduation trip to Costa Rica turned into a business venture for two Southern California friends Griffin Thall and Paul Goodman. During a visit to a small community in Costa Rica, they crossed paths with two men named Jorge and Joaquin who were peddling bracelets on the street….

Prosperity Candle

Prosperity Candle Website Prosperity Candle creates 3 handmade candle collections: Forever, Coco Shine, and Blue Kaori. These candles are created by refugee women living in the US, building a life for them. This elegant fragrances are coupled with extras, the Forever collection can be refilled for free forever, while the other two collections are made…

The Social Dept. – Akron, OH

The Social Dept. Website As part of our Shop Local movement, we have decided today to shed light on The Social Dept., a t-shirt company from Akron, OH. Great quality shirts from great quality local entreprenuers. On their website they say: We hand print every shirt, poster, and bag one print at a time! All steps…

DIBI Ties

DIBI Website DIBI is an established tie and accessory company that emphasizes its commitment to a worthwhile cause, by providing school supplies to rural communities throughout the world. Seeking to strengthen education AND style worldwide, DIBI promotes individuality among customers and encourages them to reveal a little about themselves while wearing DIBI. This lifestyle-driven company…

WeWOOD Watches

WeWood Website The brainchild of an Italian watch lover and two eco-smart entrepreneurs, WEWOOD fashions wooden timepieces from mostly scrap-wood and uses state-of-the-art Miyota movements for the guts, a hybrid of technology and nature resulting in a unique watch that’s both handsome and earth friendly. The first timepiece was designed in Florence, Italy (2010) and with the…

TOMS Shoes

TOMS Website In 2006, TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie befriended children in a village in Argentina and saw that they didn’t have adequate shoes to protect their feet. Wanting to help, he created TOMS Shoes, a company that would match every pair of shoes purchased with a pair of new shoes for a child in need….