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We've always been passionate about giving back to the community and we're proud to carry so many wonderful brands whose values align with ours. Many purchases made at Local Nomad go beyond impacting our immediate community - they impact lives on a global scale.
Today we're sharing some of our favorites brands that give back...
B E A U M O N T O R G A N I C
One of our more recent additions to the shop, Beaumont Organic creates gorgeous women's clothing made of natural materials in the UK and Portugal. The Beaumont Organic Foundation has pledged to donate 1% of Beaumont Organic’s annual profits to helping the people and children on the island of Taveuni, in order to help make their lives a little better, day-to-day.
A B L E
ABLE's goal is to provide an alternative employment to give women in underdeveloped regions an opportunity to earn a living, empowering them to end the cycle of poverty that has kept them trapped. Armed with multiple studies illustrating how the employment of women benefits and strengthens the entire community, the ABLE team set out on a mission to end generational poverty, one job at a time. ABLE is the first company of its kind to publish their employees' wages, ABLE believes in protecting and investing in women because women will heal the world, and they want to empower consumers to have a quick and easy choice to demand change.
Only 2% of fashion workers make a wage that meets their basic needs, but if brands absorbed the cost of bringing workers to a living wage, it would likely only cost between 1-3% of the cost of the garment. When you put it that way, it doesn’t feel so insurmountable, and they believe that a radical shift can happen in the fashion industry if consumer demand pushes for it.
E L L I E F U N D A Y
EllieFunDay created Handcrafted for Life, a non-profit organization that gives back to the training and development of marginalized communities to empower them with a fair-wage and dignified employment. A fair wage provides for both the artisans and their family; it also is an expression of respect for each woman as a global citizen. Additionally, their partners provide a safe haven for many who have suffered some form of domestic abuse, human trafficking or societal rejection. On-site clinics at the sewing units provide easy access to appropriate healthcare. Ongoing education in literacy, financial management and skills-training help the women become more self-sustaining.
F A V O R J E W E L R Y
Favor currently donates 3% of every online sale to the Fistula Foundation in 2019 as they did in 2018. Fistulas have largely been eradicated in the developed world but still impact women in the poorest countries. The Fistula Foundation offers free surgeries to women who suffer from obstetric fistulas in developing countries.
Additionally, Favor donates to Scrap, a Portland-based arts charity that inspires creative reuse of materials. Tools and excess jewelry materials are donated so that they can offer educational programs and affordable art materials to the community.
Favor also offers charity matching for their employees every year and works to create a culture of giving.
G O O D & W E L L S U P P L Y C O.
With every purchase of a National Park Candle, Good & Well donates a portion of the proceeds to the National Park Foundation, the official charitable partner of the National Park Service, to help preserve and protect America’s greatest treasures. Good & Well is also proud to support Washington's National Park Fund, the official philanthropic partner of our cherished local Mount Rainier, North Cascades and Olympic National Parks.