As you know, we have a strong LOVE for brands that give back. Being part of a purposeful purchase is what we're all about. These conscious crushes of ours are helping empower people all over the globe. What's not to LOVE? They were also pretty awesome for partnering with us for #ProjectAfricanSummer!
Allegro seeks out specific regions of the world for their coffee products. This allows them to carry many different tastes and styles of coffee, while impacting thousands of coffee farmers. These growers receive fair compensation for all the labor they put forth, and Allegro has created long term relationships with each of them. All of their products can be found at your local Whole Foods Market!
(Psstt: Awesome apron and LIFE Jacket made by yours truly!)
Madecasse creates chocolate and vanilla in Madagascar. The island of Madagascar is home to genetically pure cocoa and local vanilla bean farmers, which are then used to produce Madecasse's different choices of sweets.
This social enterprise uses these resources to give back to the island, creating meaningful income for over 200 people. Not only that, but Madecasse has a large environmental impact as well. The 80 species of lemurs that live on Madagascar have got to love the extra forest and farm land Madecasse is responsible for!
Similar to UBUNTU Made, Alaffia was created to help make African communities more sustainable. This line of hair, skin, and body products are made from traditional African oils and butters. Women in many African communities have the unique skill to resource these ingredients, and are getting paid for it!
Alaffia has many other projects that empower, educate, and inspire African communities! If you're opposed to shopping online, Whole Foods also carries their products. Check HERE for other stores near you!
Didn't see your favorite brand that gives back? Leave a comment and tell us what we're missing out on!