Shopping for Good

Be a part of real change.

"You don't have to live in the country and grow your own food to be green."
- Shalom Harlow

When you can, shop local. Buy your shoes at an independent running store. Get your fruit and vegetables at the farmers’ market. Maybe there’s a shop in your town that specializes in eco-conscious, socially responsible products. When you can’t buy locally, here are some online sources to consider.
  • Cocoa Dotz – Blankets for baby and mama that can be used for nursing, naps, stroller walks and everything else in between. 
  • HarperIman Dolls –  Dolls that reinforce to children of color how important, smart, beautiful, talented, and creative they are. 
  • Puzzle Huddle –  Children’s jigsaw puzzles featuring diverse characters.
  • Alaffia Beauty products from the Alaffia Foundation (TAF).  TAF’s mission is to empower African communities through the advancement of Fair Trade, education, sustainable living and gender equality.
  • Adjourn Teahouse Artisanal loose leaf tea company that offers beautifully unique, superior quality, hand blended teas that are sustainably sourced from around the world.
  • Blk & Bold– Coffee and teas. BLK & Bold pledges 5% of its profits to initiatives aligned to sustaining youth programming, enhancing workforce development, and eradicating youth homelessness.
  • Cxffee Black is primarily an entrepreneurial venture with specific social implications, started by Bartholomew Jones and Renata Henderson to reclaim the black history of coffee. Their goal is to generate a profit from apparel and events and consultations and then use those funds to provide opportunities for people of origin to create and generate inspiring work. 
  • Dope Coffee shows the world that premium coffee and Black culture go hand in hand. They create special products inspired by Black culture for the culture, but everyone is invited to the party.
  • Roots Holistic Tea builds community around holistic & mindful living, whether it’s through Roots Tea Blends, or through instructional mindfulness, meditation & movement classes.
  • Berry Bissap Spiced Hibiscus Tea All natural West African spiced hibiscus tea.
  • Me & The Bees Lemonade Mikaila started making lemonade with honey from her great-grandmother’s recipe when she was only four years old. Now, a little over 10 years later, her rapidly growing company donates a percentage of sales to help the bees.
  • Teas with Meaning  is committed to providing organic loose leaf tea blends and authentic tea experiences. Developed in the heart of Oakland by educator and tea connoisseur Kamilah Mitchell, a brain tumor survivor and cancer warrior.
  • My Soul Brew Alesia Miller is a mother, vocalist, teacher, community advocate and now the Founder and CEO of Milwaukee’s first kombucha tea brewing company, Soul Brew Kombucha.
  • GoBeMore Clothes that inspire you to be who you were born to be.
  • Elevate Activewear Affordable athleisure and activewear.
  • Tawa Thread Co. Hand and screen printed textiles from a company that promotes and envisions a world where diverse groups feel supported, empowered, and welcomed.
  • TPMOCS Beautifully handcrafted Native American moccasins for kids.
  • Totem Design House Indigenous owned eco-friendly women and men’s apparel, home decor, and jewelry.  
  • Blk & Grn  All-natural marketplace by all Black artisans.
  • Golde Superfoods  Health, skin, and beauty products made with superfoods.
  • VeganSmart Protein Powder  “Why do people who need quality products have the least access to them?”  VeganSmart is available not only in premium health food stores but in local health food, drug stores and supermarkets that sell to underserved, undereducated and low-income communities.
  • The Underbelly  Online wellness community for everyone, including those who have ever felt overlooked, underserved, and left out.
  • City Fit Girls  An all-levels running and fitness community for cis and trans women, as well as non-binary people who are comfortable in a space that centers the experience of women. 
  • Run Grl  A digital media and event platform for Black women that uses running as a vehicle to impact wellness. They share voices and stories that change the existing narrative on what it means to be a runner.
  • Heal Haus An inclusive space focused on holistic health and wellness, offering online yoga and meditation classes.
  • Black Pepper  Globally-inspired, one-of-a-kind handcrafted pieces that include wearable ceramic art, home decor, paper goods, and apparel. These ancestral modern pieces are rooted in memory and cultural influences from across the African diaspora.
  • Trickster Company  Siblings Rico and Crystal Worl founded their design shop with the goal of promoting innovative indigenous design through apparel, home goods, stationary, and more. 
  • Jitterbug Art  Latasha Dunston is an illustrator, painter and plant lover whose artwork is mainly nature-based.
  • Kintsugi Candle Co.  Aromatherapy played a large part in Allison Jones’ recovery from brain tumor surgery. She founded her company to share the transformation of outlook that she experienced with others.
  • Maktub Studio  All natural soy and vegan candles in vessels intended to be repurposed after use. 
  • Harriett’s Bookshop via Bookshop  Harriett’s Bookshop, named for abolitionist and political activist Harriett Tubman, celebrates women authors, women artists, and women activists.