We all know that there is power in money — particularly in how you use it. And these products? Well, not only do they rock, but they give back, giving your money even more power. Which is something that we think is pretty darn rad.
Made for Freedom Yoga Mat Bags
Cause: provide job skills, prevention and restoration to people affected by or at risk of human trafficking
Cute, comfy, and functional, these Made for Freedom Yoga Mat Bags ($33 each) make it easy to bring your mat to the gym or studio. Handcrafted using 100 percent cotton fabric, these are made in Thailand by women from Dream Weaver as part of Made for Freedom’s effort to provide job skills, prevention, and restoration to people affected by or at risk of human trafficking. Each bag has two Velcro pockets for small personal items, as well as metal D-rings on the strap for attaching keys, water bottles, or whatever you need for easy access.
The Feminist Collection from 7 A.M.
Cause: Girl Rising
The company 7 A.M. is a prominently female, PETA-certified, 100 percent vegan company that makes products for kiddos that help them “live to the beat of their own drum.” And its Feminist Collection — which includes various stroller add-ons, plus a backpack (shown above) — does that all with a feminist message that we particularly love.
Miss Doyle’s Soapery Inspire Bath Collection
Cause: For every bottle purchased Miss Doyle’s Soapery donates one to help build and empower women and girls at shelters and interim homes at the YWCA in St. Joseph, Missouri, for their domestic shelter and home for women and families.
We’ve long loved Inspire Bath products from Miss Doyle’s Soapery (we particularly love the deodorant spray and body lotion you see above), as they are all-natural, smell great, and use simple ingredients to help with body odor — totally free of baking soda, aluminum, oil, and parabens. Total bonus that they also give back!
Pink Buddha Life Yoga Mats
Cause(s): I Am that Girl, Save the Elephants, Big Green, Treating Animals Kindly (depending on the mat)
Besides just being darn cute (and we mean DARN cute), all Pink Buddha Life yoga mats feature inspiring messages and are eco-friendly, non-toxic (free from BPAs, phtalates, and latex), and made in the U.S. Not to mention that each yoga mat supports a charitable organization that ties into the mats’ intentions and inspirational messages. So. Very. Zen.
Where are you putting your power these days? –Jenn