Purchasing a gift or a product for oneself can be exciting, and purchasing from a company that gives back can feel even better. Purchasing from companies that donate to charities can give consumers the satisfaction of knowing their money is going to a good cause.
Purchasing from Ivory Ella’s wide range of products allows consumers to help fund the conservation of elephants. The brand donates a minimum of 10 percent of the profits from each purchase to the Save The Elephants Foundation, which helps to sustain elephant populations, preserve their habitats and show appreciation and visibility for elephants, according to ivoryella.com.
4ocean describes themselves as a global movement removing trash from the ocean and coastlines while inspiring individuals to work together for a cleaner ocean, one pound at a time. They sell bracelets that come in different colors that each represents a different animal. That animal will then benefit from the purchase of the bracelet. For example, purchasing an otter bracelet helps fund crucial conservation efforts through the Sea Otter Program, according to 4ocean.com. Each bracelet costs $20 with the promise that the 4ocean cleanup team will remove one pound of trash from the ocean for every bracelet purchased.
Bracelets, rings and necklaces are just a few of the many products Pura Vida has to offer. Prices range from $10 to $45 based on the item\; each item benefits more than 650 artisans in Costa Rica, El Salvador, India and more, who can count on a steady income and positive work environment, according to puravidabracelets.com. Pura Vida has also donated around $1.7 million across 175 charities.
“As a teenager, it’s hard to find ways to help out charities,” junior Jenna Rotert said. “Pura Vida does a really good job of targeting teenagers [in their advertising] and allowing them to help make a difference. My favorite thing about [Pura Vida] is their focus on providing jobs for people in areas that don’t always have stability.”