November 2021

Desire November - December 2021

Gifts That Give Back 2.0

For every purchase, Sackcloth & Ashes Blankets donates a blanket to a homeless shelter in the buyer’s zip code. Their blanket line has a gorgeous variety of colors and prints, all sustainably made and woven with recycled, dye-free wool blends. The short supply of blankets in homeless shelters remains an ongoing operations problem and Sackcloth & Ashes have made it their initiative to donate one million fleece and wool blend blankets in the next year. sackclothandashes.com

Serving your family a good, guilt-free meal goes beyond what’s in the pan. All Our Place products — including their multifunctional Always Pan, which is designed to replace eight pieces of cookware — are responsibly crafted in ethical factories that provide workers with supportive environments and fair compensation. The brand has approached the coronavirus pandemic with the same sense of mindfulness, donating more than 200,000 meals through a partnership with Feeding America. fromourplace.com

Shady Rays sells quality, polarized sunglasses for active, adventurous people. What sets their sunglasses apart is not their affordable price range, but the lifetime guarantee of free replacements if lost or broken. Shady Rays partners with Feeding America, and they donate ten meals to fight hunger in the U.S. for every pair of sunglasses sold. All together they have donated more than 20 million meals to food banks around the country. Prices range from $48 to $98 and with a wide range of styles. shadyrays.com

Founded in 2010, Out of Print’s mission is to support literacy programs around the world and spread the joy of reading with their bookish apparel and accessories. Their products feature iconic book cover artwork and literary references to delight readers of all ages and offer them the opportunity to wear their favorite stories with pride. Out of Print has donated more than 5 millions books to communities worldwide in addition to donating money and expertise to literacy programs in impoverished communities. Apparel runs from $30 to $50 and reading fiends can find hundreds of shirts and sweatshirts showcasing their favorite novels. outofprint.com

Underwear is on the urgent needs list of almost all domestic violence and homeless shelters and Madi Apparel donates brand new underwear to shelters for every item purchased. All of their garments are sustainably made in the Kansas City by factory employees who are paid a true living wage well above the legally-mandated minimum “fair” wage. They believe in “slow fashion” and creating garments to last with ethically sourced, luxuriously soft organic fabrics. Madi Apparel sells a variety of styles of “intimates” as well as basic loungewear essentials for men and women. madiapparel.com


The Parks Project is dedicated to the conservation and protection of national parks in the United States. Portions of every item sold goes towards conservation programs around the country. Each item tells you which specific park program you are benefiting and customers can browse by park or by genre. Thanks to a successful partnership with National Geographic and REI, Parks Project has donated more than $2 million dollars towards these programs by selling a wide range of camping equipment, home goods, apparel and accessories. parksproject.us

ROMA Foundation merges fashion with philanthropy to give poverty the “boot.” For every pair of rain boots sold, a brand new pair is donated to a child in need. To date, ROMA has donated more than $5 million worth of rain boots to impoverished children around the world, particularly those living in areas with inclement weather. To supply a pair of boots to a deserving child, a customer can purchase from a wide range of rainboot styles for men, women and children or simply donate $10 to the ROMA Foundation. romabootspoverty.org


The ultra durable, unpoppable One World Futbol was created to withstand harsh soccer playing conditions for children around the world to enjoy without fear of destruction. Soccer is globally the most popular sport, and children around the world without access to usable soccer balls create makeshift balls out of trash or whatever is accessible. The One World Play Project firmly believes that the power of play is transformative, not just for the millions of youth living in poverty but for all of us, regardless of geography or culture. More than 2 million indestructible soccer balls have been donated around the world to schools and communities in need. oneworldplayproject.com

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