What could be nicer than receiving presents during the holidays? Receive gifts that give something back.
The holidays don’t have to be about buying the most expensive equipment or wrapping the best gifts. Sometimes it is better to focus on giving. – give, give away, give back. Check out these gifts from brands that are giving back for the holidays.
Cotopaxi x MiiR Llama Water Bottle Collection: 100% of sales donated to Water1st
These brands have teamed up to launch a new line of beverages that supports the ongoing grant from a nonprofit organization. Water1st addresses economic justice and health by providing communities in Honduras with access to taps and clean water. The collection includes a mug, a storage mug, and a 20-ounce bottle, each adorned with a shiny llama.
Western Rise: 100% of the income from the bundle sale is carbon neutral
Buy and receive Western Rise’s carbon neutral bundle deals up to 40% discount. Essentially, buy in bulk, save, and it will be donated. The entire proceeds will be donated to Climate neutral promote a more sustainable planet.
Mystery Ranch: 10% of the package proceeds Wildland Firefighter Education Scholarships
Mystery Ranch has launched its Backbone Series to raise funds for firefighters in the wild. Plus, 10% of the proceeds from two unique packs – the Urban Assault 21st and the 3-way briefcase in Wildfire Black – will fund the scholarships. Winners will receive a $ 1,000 related education scholarship.
The Backbone Scholarship will “support the training of seasonal forest technicians who wish to advance their careers inside or outside the fire,” wrote Mystery Ranch. The packs will go on sale in 2021.
VSSL: 10% of the VSSL x Kay Foye knife collections donated to Communitas
VSSL branches out from first aid kits and EDC tools to a Collection of knives sure to impress any blade junkie. The three new knife collections are a Buck 110 folding knife with custom handles made from mammoth tooth, ram horn and elk antler.
The proceeds of all knives will be donated. Communitas is a Vancouver-based non-profit organization that helps find employment for youth with special needs. The knives are for sale today.
Flylow: The brosé work shirt benefits athletes with life-changing injuries
We’re excited to purchase giveback items like this shirt this holiday. The Brosé work shirt is an inside-out flannel with a stable canvas and synthetic outer fabric as well as an inner lining made of soft flannel.
Income from Flylow’s sales of Brosé work shirt go to High Fives Foundation non-profit. High Fives teaches athletes about safety in winter action sports. It increases the money and awareness for those who have suffered life-changing injuries such as SCI, paraplegia, and amputations.
Zeal Optics: Buy Zeal, Plant Tree Giveback Program
Buy a pair of Zeal snow goggles, lenses, or shades and the brand will promise money to plant a tree. The campaign will run until December 31st and trees will be planted in locations affected by forest fires – western United States, western Canada and Australia.
Are you looking for ideas on what to give away or buy? Check out the brand’s new Beacon glasses or Sunglasses made from plants.
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inov-8 running shoes: 5% of sales are donated to planting trees
Inov-8 now donates 5% of its sales to the Cumbria Wildlife Trust, a charity that plants trees and restores wetlands as part of its carbon-reduction projects. Check out all of the inov-8 shoes for sale Here.
Patagonia: Worn Wear Collection Sale & “Buy Less, Ask More” Campaign
Patagonia Worn Wear Jacket Repair; Photo credit: E Bissell.
It’s a bit strange to say during the holidays, but Patagonia says it doesn’t go shopping. With the “Buy Less, Demand More” campaign, Patagonia is encouraging customers to buy less or buy used items on Black Friday. Buy used, fix what you own, or transform your old jacket into something new.
Demand recycled; demand fair trade. Always shop consciously with your dollar. (If your shopping in Patagonia they are Give 1% to the planet.)
If you’re looking for someone special, check out Patagonia’s Worn Wear Collectionwho sells gently used Patagonia gear at a deep discount. Patagonia recently added an option to “buy used” for any product on its main retailer website to offer more sustainable shopping alternatives.
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Wild Tribute: 4% of the proceeds from every purchase returned to national parks
Check out Wild Tribute’s National Park Road Trip or Smokey Bear Collection T-shirts. For every purchase, the brand gives 4% back to national parks. Also receive a free Smokey Bear ornament with purchases over $ 75 during the vacation.
A thousand helmets: donations through the Holiday Wish Fulfillment Center
From November 27th to December 24th, Thousand will shift focus from saving lives with helmets to fulfilling cycling dreams. Customers can simply submit a wish for themselves, a family member, or an organization in need, and thousands will try to accommodate as many wishes as possible.
Desires include people asking for bike and helmet donations, or asking the brand to donate to charities like PeopleForBikes. Read on to see what a thousand donated last year.
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Orvis: 10% of profits go to the Trout Unlimited Alaska & Everglades Foundation
Orvis, a decades-long leader in wildlife conservation and restoration, will donate 10% of the profit to his partners Trout Unlimited Alaska and the Everglades Foundationand supports the efforts of both organizations to protect two important water catchment areas: Alaska’s Bristol Bay and Florida’s Everglades.
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Hydro Flask Limited-Edition Timberline Collection: Portions of each sale donated to fight forest fires
Cozy flannel, a crackling fire and majestic fir trees are the warm, woody memories that inspire the limited Timberline collection. Choose from two bottle size options – the 21 ounce standard mouth and 32 oz wide mouth – Available in four seasonally inspired colors: Bonfire, Snowshoe, Woodstove and Treeline.
As part of the Parks For All program, Hydro Flask is donating US $ 1 to everyone Timberline Collection The bottle was sold through December 31st to support the sustainable Northwest with the goal of restoring forest health and reducing the risk of forest fire for Oregon communities.
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